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 |  Oct 29 2010, 12:34 PM

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Subaru has announced its lineup of booth cars for the 2010 SEMA Show, with center stage going to the record setting ‘Fastest STI Ever.’ Back in June Subaru announced that this test mule for the new 2011 WRX STI lapped the Nürburgring in just 7:55 – a total of 4 seconds faster than the Cadillac CTS-V (despite having almost half the horsepower). It didn’t hurt that the car was piloted by Tommi Makinen either.

Debuting alongside the Fastest STI will be a host of other STIs, including Travis Pastrana’s Mount Washington record setting STI race car, two tuner cars (one by Kicker Audio and one by K&N Performance), and an official in-house project car: the Get More G’s Subaru Performance Tuning WRX STI 2010.

Joining this lineup will be Jamarri Whiteside’s 2006 WRX STI. Who’s Jamarri Whiteside? Well, his WRX won Best of Show at Subiefest this year.

Subaru will also be holding an autograph session with SRT USA drivers Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra, plus four-time World Rally Champion Tommi Makinen will also be in attendance.

AutoGuide’s coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show starts November 2nd. Until then, check out our SEMA Preview here.

GALLERY: Fastest STI Ever

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GALLERY: Travis Pastrana’s Mount Washinton Record Setting STI

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Official release after the jump:

PRESS RELEASE

Subaru Launches Custom Performance Cars at 2010 SEMA Show

– U.S. 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.