Subaru to display five WRX STIs at SEMA

Subaru will be displaying five different Impreza WRX STIs at the upcoming SEMA show.

The collection includes a WRX STI which Tommi Makinen drove around the Nurburgring in 7:55 earlier this year. That time makes it faster than any other sedan ever taken around the track, including the likes of the Cadillac CTS-V and even the Porsche Panamera Turbo, both of which are quite a bit more expensive than the Scooby. You can see a video of the lap at the end of the article, as well as a gallery of the car.

Subaru will also bring the WRX STI rally car which Travis Pastrana completed a world record jump of 269 feet in. Then there will be three modified variants, one from Kicker Audio, one from K&N Performance, and another done in-house from Subaru Performance Tuning, which they call the “Get More G’s Subaru Performance Tuning WRX STI”.

The last car to make an appearance will be a 2006 WRX STI owned by Jamarri Whiteside, which was chosen as the 2010 Subiefest Best of Show Winner.

Press Release

Subaru Launches Custom Performance Cars at 2010 SEMA Show
— US Debut of Record Setting Nurburgring STI
— Travis Pastrana New Year’s Eve Jump Car

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Subaru of America, Inc. has teamed with its motorsports partners, tuners and enthusiasts to showcase the latest available Subaru Genuine Parts and Subaru Performance Tuning Accessories at the 2010 SEMA show. Subaru will also display the “Fastest STI Ever,” the record breaking Nurburgring Subaru WRX STI that lapped the Ring in 7:55:00. The SEMA show will run November 2-5 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Vehicles to be displayed include:

  • Tommi Makinen’s Nurburgring Fastest Lap WRX STI
  • SRT USA Driver Travis Pastrana’s World Record Setting WRX STI
  • Get More G’s Subaru Performance Tuning WRX STI 2010
  • Kicker Audio WRX STI
  • K&N Performance WRX STI
  • Subiefest Best of Show Winner – Jamarri Whiteside – 2006 WRX STI

“SEMA is the pinnacle of the aftermarket tuning world and the perfect place to show our new line of SPT parts,” said Charlie Fishman, national accessory manager, Subaru of America, Inc. “With the launch of the new 2011 Impreza WRX and WRX STI, Subaru is having a record year for Subaru Genuine Parts and SPT accessory sales. The launch of the 4-door WRX STI has rekindled interest for the 2011 SEMA Show.”

In addition to the vehicle displays, SRT USA drivers Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra will be on hand to sign autographs at the booth between 1 — 2 PM on November 2 and November 3rd. Four-time World Rally Champion Tommi Makinen will also attend the SEMA show this year.

Source: Subaru

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