2015 Subaru WRX STI Endurance Racer Revealed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Subaru has unveiled its all-new WRX STI NBR Challenge race car that will compete at this year’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring race.

Based on the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX STI, which will debut at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, the STI NBR Challenge racer will look to capture the team’s third victory in the SP3T class this year, following their win in 2012. This will be the seventh consecutive year that STI has competed at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

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Heading the team’s operations this year will be Hideharu Tatsumi while team drivers Toshihiro Yoshida and Kouta Sasaki will compete on behalf of Japan. A pair of drivers from Europe will also be added to the 24 Hours of Nurburgring team. For now, this might be the best look we have at the 2015 WRX STI until it makes its official debut in Detroit.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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