2011 Tokyo Auto Salon: Subaru Legacy Super GT Race Car is 10/10ths of Awesome

2011 Tokyo Auto Salon: Subaru Legacy Super GT Race Car is 10/10ths of Awesome

Arguably the best part about Japan’s Super GT racing series is that when it comes to running a car, there appear to be about as many rules as a monkey knife fight.

Often teams will run mismatched engines and bodies, simply using a certain shell for better brand marketing. That being said, Subaru‘s Legacy racer isn’t quite the stretch that it at first seems.

On display in the Subaru booth at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon, this ‘4-door’ might not share much in the way of a chassis with the current Legacy, but it is powered by a typically-Subaru horizontally-opposed boxer engine. But really, when a car looks this amazing, does anyone really care about authenticity?

GALLERY: Subaru Legacy Super GT Race Car


  • Sergey Titov

    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. Subaru Bldg.,
    1-7-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,
    Tokyo 160-8316 Japan

    Attn.: Mr. Ikuo Mori
    President of
    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

    Dear Mr. President,

    please accept the assurances of my heartfelt esteem and admiration for the quality of the cars your company produces.

    For several years, I have been a regular addict of your cars and customer of your company. I was extremely pleased with operating Subaru Legacy 2002 and Subaru Forester 2005.

    In June 2010, I bought Subaru Forester VIN JF1SH5LS59G071353, from ZAO MAX Motors Sport (Novosibirsk, Russia), an official dealer of SUBARU.

    1. After running 1,500 km, my car underwent the necessary technical procedures at MAX Motors Sport service station. On the next day, the car’s oil filter was displaced and the oil came to the engine components, which very nearly resulted in the engine inflammation. On a tow truck, my car was brought to the service station. They explained the defect with existing Bulletin No. SB10-047 dated June 21, 2010 according to which this defect is attributed to an increased pressure in the lubrication system of the internal combustion engine of Subaru Forester 2009. The car was repaired.

    2. Before the winter season started, the car was checked, at the sales center, for its readiness for winter. But, for some reason, they have not checked specific gravity of electrolyte and cranking amps in the accumulator battery, which resulted in impossibility to start up the car in low temperatures. I had to have the accumulator dismantled and charged, so the car was standing idle for a week.

    3. On February 7, 2011, my car was involved in a road traffic accident. On February 28, 2011, in compliance with the motor insurance program, the car was inspected and the calculation for its repair was made. The process of preparing the car for the repair dragged on till the end of April! The car is still faulty, and the customer responsible employees are quite indifferent.

    I am very sorry, but after all the troubles connected with servicing Subaru brand I will have to prefer another make of the car, when buying the next one.

    With all due respect to you and your company,

    Sergey I. Titov,
    Novosibirsk, Russia

    April 20, 2011

    Tel-fax: +7 (383) 353-5620
    Adriena Lezjena street, 5a-64,
    Novosibirsk, Russia, 630089.