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Old 06-07-2017, 03:10 PM   #126
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Subaru dropped another teaser on their Instagram!! I don't think it'll be stripped out because if you look closely the hk rear speaker is there
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:16 PM   #127
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The BRZ STI teaser come out before the Type RA one. I don't see why not can't be both.
Just make a BRZ STI type RA and be done with it.
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:23 PM   #128
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Here is the teaser they just announced for the STI Type RA. So it looks like they will be announcing two cars tomorrow!!!!
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:57 PM   #129
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What do you think they are announcing tomorrow?
Two things. The BRZ STI and the WRX STI Type RA (not the NBR Special). The other photo Subaru posted clearly shows a carbon fiber roof on a car with a hood scoop, which we know the BRZ STI driving around does not have a hood scoop. Also its not the NBR Special because that has all kinds of extra vents on the hood other than the standard scoop.

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Old 06-07-2017, 03:59 PM   #130
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Here is the teaser they just announced for the STI Type RA. So it looks like they will be announcing two cars tomorrow!!!!
That wing doesn't like hydraulically adjustable.
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:14 PM   #131
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Two things. The BRZ STI and the WRX STI Type RA (not the NBR Special). The other photo Subaru posted clearly shows a carbon fiber roof on a car with a hood scoop, which we know the BRZ STI driving around does not have a hood scoop. Also its not the NBR Special because that has all kinds of extra vents on the hood other than the standard scoop.
Thank you! The Type RA NBR Special has a different wing (in the youtube video) then what the IG photos show. It seems like the BRZ STI and STI Type RA will have the same wing?
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:49 PM   #132
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What is that knob on the back seat?
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:55 PM   #133
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What is that knob on the back seat?
Fold down knob methinks.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:50 PM   #134
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What is that knob on the back seat?
that's the button to engage the flux capacitor.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:55 PM   #135
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Fold down knob methinks.
I'm pretty sure that is what it is. I don't use the knob much but I'm almost certain my '15 has one.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:56 PM   #136
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that's the button to engage the flux capacitor.
Boost control solenoid, noob.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:56 PM   #137
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Type Ringland Alert

Another EJ257 marketing milker
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:36 PM   #138
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Fold down knob methinks.
Thats what I thought, but the lighting in that pic makes it stand out a ton.

So... No widebody like the NBR car looks like. Also not a vented hood.

Im leaning towards disapointment.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:49 PM   #139
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Another EJ257 marketing milker



yep
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:49 PM   #140
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Type Ringland Alert

Another EJ257 marketing milker
I loved my EJ257. I put in a GT30R turbo with stock internals, never changed the oil regularly, just added, and it was 450HP of fun for 9 years. I really don't get why everyone is so 2.0 or GTFO.

Also when I traded it in it was perfectly serviceable I just wanted the looks of the '15 and also not to deal with the smaller issues that would arise from time to time.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:08 PM   #141
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Another EJ257 marketing milker
Winner winner chicken dinner. Got to squeeze that last bit of milk out of the tattay. Look at the bright side, maybe they'll give toasters out with it or free microwave ovens!
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:09 PM   #142
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Another EJ257 marketing milker


Lol. Truth.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:12 AM   #143
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This thread is funny

(1) STI have just finished the Adac24hr Rennen at the Nbr.
(2) They have a sequential shift system that is race proven
(3) If they are shooting for the four door record they are shooting for better than 7:32 ish (thats Panny T and QF country).
(4) If they manage to break the current record with a production car or production proto-type it will be a very, very serious piece of gear.
(5) It will likely have +350HP and +460NM tqe and will have to weigh ~ 1250kg -1350kg (with the HP and Tqe quoted).
(6) However, production cars that can do these kinds of times are 100K plus propositions

STI know how to ring quickly, they know how to do it reliably too - also they have at least 4 drivers that know the track inside out and backwards - I wouldn't bet against them. If they do build it the final product will be low volume - think BMW GTS.

Last time I looked STI were very active in motorsport e.g. Adac 24hr Rennen (won 2015, 2016, got hit by another car this year and ultimately caught fire whilst Carlo was driving), won Rally America, won ARC etc - Chris Atkinson just drove to third place in the last GRC event.........

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Old 06-08-2017, 06:35 AM   #144
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There's no way the NBR Special car will be considered by anyone to be production. Therefore its in the non-production class where as I started before there is not much competition. Basically an modified BMW X5 and the 2011 STI Tommi Makkinen drove, which basically just had a larger turbo.

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SUBARU DEBUTS LIMITED EDITION WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS® WITH HIGHER PERFORMANCE FOR DRIVING ENTHUSIASTS

Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. has announced two new performance models: the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA and 2018 Subaru BRZ tS. Based on the WRX STI and the Subaru BRZ, these limited edition models were jointly developed with Subaru’s motorsports subsidiary, Subaru Tecnica International (STI) as the first-ever “STI complete” cars for the U.S. market for driving enthusiasts. Each vehicle is limited to 500 units and vehicles will arrive at Subaru retailers in early 2018.

WRX STI Type RA
The RA designation stands for “Record Attempt” and has been applied to various Subaru performance models. The original venture took place in 1989 when a competition version Subaru Legacy broke the FIA World Speed Endurance Record by clocking over 62,000 miles in 18 days and set a top speed record of 138 mph. Furthering this spirit of endeavor, a special race model WRX STI Type RA NBR Special will attempt a Nürburgring speed record this summer.

In keeping with this tradition, the 2018 WRX STI Type RA delivers increased performance through weight reduction, suspension and engine upgrades. The new, numbered limited edition model comes standard with a carbon fiber roof panel, the removal of the spare tire, a carbon fiber pedestal wing and lightweight BBS® 19-in. forged alloy wheels shod with 245/35R19 Yokohama Advan Sports.

Powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, the limited edition WRX STI Type RA increases horsepower to an estimated 310hp with the help of a new cold air intake and high flow performance exhaust. A retuned ECU and stronger pistons also contribute to the increased engine performance. The six-speed transmission features a revised 3rd gear ratio paired with a short throw shifter. The weight reduction, additional horsepower and revised gearing all contribute to faster acceleration.

Handling has been upgraded with inverted front struts and rear double wishbone suspension all with Bilstein® dampers. An STI-tuned multi-mode VDC gives the car better stability control to keep it on its intended path. The Brembo® brake system, with monoblock 6-piston front calipers and dual-piston rear calipers, features an exclusive silver finish and is paired with cross-drilled rotors for better heat dissipation.

The WRX STI Type RA is immediately identified by an exclusive Cherry Blossom Red accent around both the front mesh grille and new rear bumper cover. An STI front underspoiler has also been added for better stability at high speeds. The exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, a roof-mounted shark fin antenna and STI fender badges now come in a black finish. The rear deck lid displays the WRX STI Type RA badge.

In addition to the eye-catching exterior, the WRX STI Type RA cabin features Recaro® performance design front seats with red bolsters and stitching as well as an embossed STI logo on the head restraints. The signature red stitching and accent trim is visible throughout the cabin. The steering wheel is wrapped in Ultrasuede® for better grip and has a black gloss-finish center spoke insert with STI logo. Push-button start with Keyless Access is also standard equipment. Each of the 500 WRX STI Type RA produced for retail sale has been individually numbered with a plaque mounted on the center console.

BRZ tS
The 2018 BRZ tS (tuned by STI) delivers the highest level of “fun to drive” and “pure handling delight” through greater flexibility, better control and stability.

BRZ is renowned for its ultra-low center of gravity and precision handling, and the new BRZ tS adds STI-tuned front and rear SACHS® dampers and coil springs as well as flexible V-braces in the engine compartment. New draw stiffeners are added to the chassis and sub-frame to improve steering response. The BRZ tS is also equipped with 18-in. lightweight STI wheels (the first time that a BRZ has been offered with 18-inch wheels) mounted with 215/40 R 18 Michelin Pilot® Sport 4 tires for superior grip and quicker turn-in. Brembo® brakes at all four corners round-out the package.

The exterior also adds a more aggressive look with an exclusive STI rear carbon fiber spoiler. The spoiler is manually adjustable to fine-tune rear downforce. The addition of STI front, rear and side underspoilers helps control airflow for better traction and stability.

The BRZ tS is also adorned with an exclusive Cherry Blossom Red accent around the front grille and unique rear bumper cover. The rear hatch displays the official tS badge. The exterior foldable mirrors, roof-mounted shark fin antenna, BRZ and SUBARU badging all have a black finish. Also, the fog lights have been removed and replaced with STI fog light covers.

The cabin features black leather and Alcantara® upholstery with contrasting red stitching and accents throughout the interior, including steering wheel, door and dash panels, knee pads, shifter and emergency brake boots. front seats have red leather bolsters and the seatbacks are embroidered with the tS logo. The visor over the gauge cluster is unique to this model, as is the interior door trim. The center console has been updated to a cast black finish. The BRZ tS also comes standard with red front seat belts and a frameless interior rear view mirror.

Both the 2018 WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS will be available in WR Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Silica and Crystal White Pearl. Both models will be distributed throughout Subaru’s retailer network beginning in the first quarter of 2018.

Exact specifications and pricing will be announced later this year.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:12 AM   #146
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Deleted... see above... beaten as I wrote it hah.
Beefier pistons at least? haha

let the "i told you so" posts begin!
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:19 AM   #147
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So underwhelming.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:23 AM   #148
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Well, although disappointing, it was somewhat expected. How does one go about ordering these? Just call any dealer?
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:24 AM   #149
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This thread is funny

(1) STI have just finished the Adac24hr Rennen at the Nbr.
(2) They have a sequential shift system that is race proven
(3) If they are shooting for the four door record they are shooting for better than 7:32 ish (thats Panny T and QF country).
(4) If they manage to break the current record with a production car or production proto-type it will be a very, very serious piece of gear.
(5) It will likely have +350HP and +460NM tqe and will have to weigh ~ 1250kg -1350kg (with the HP and Tqe quoted).
(6) However, production cars that can do these kinds of times are 100K plus propositions

STI know how to ring quickly, they know how to do it reliably too - also they have at least 4 drivers that know the track inside out and backwards - I wouldn't bet against them. If they do build it the final product will be low volume - think BMW GTS.

Last time I looked STI were very active in motorsport e.g. Adac 24hr Rennen (won 2015, 2016, got hit by another car this year and ultimately caught fire whilst Carlo was driving), won Rally America, won ARC etc - Chris Atkinson just drove to third place in the last GRC event.........
What you forgot, is that if there is one thing Subaru knows better than anything else, it's how to release a limited run of 500-1000 vehicles that are completely irrelevant, but will sell anyhow.

Dat 310 estimated hp.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:27 AM   #150
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Hah, "stronger pistons" it really is the Ringland Alert model
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