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A race-spec Subaru WRX STI will compete in this year’s Nurburgring 24-hour race as the Japanese manufacturer gets set for its sixth consecutive entry into the endurance event.

The four-door Subaru WRX STI sedan will be entered into the SP3T class for turbocharged cars with engine capacities of two litres or less. The Japanese racer will feature a 2.0-litre turbocharged Boxer engine producing 250kW and 461Nm and a six-speed sequential transmission.

Subaru WRX STI - 2013 Nurburgring 24-hour

Along with a larger under spoiler, modified bonnet duct, overfenders, rear diffuser, and relocated fuel tank, the racing Subaru WRX STI will also be equipped with a lightweight flywheel, Bilstein dampers, six-piston front and four-piston rear AP Racing brake calipers, a Recaro driver’s seat, and 18-inch BBS forged magnesium wheels with Dunlop rubber.

Subaru WRX STI - 2012 Nurburgring 24-hour

Two Japanese drivers, Toshihiro Yoshida and Kota Sasaki, will join two yet to be announced European drivers when the 2013 Nurburgring 24-Hour race begins in Germany on May 17 to 20.

Subaru is aiming to complete a three-peat in 2013 after claiming class victories in 2011 and 2012.




  • Dave W

    2.0L engine producing 250kW and 461Nm?!? Damn… Are we allowed to put that engine in the road version?

    • 04Sti

      Sure, just add a TBE & Tune to achieve that on the road version. 

      • Neeko

        Don’t forget the e85 ;)

  • Guest

    LOL, Subaru is using the 2.0L engine out of the JDM-only STi Spec-C model. Even Tommi Makinen’s effort at the Nurburgring circuit in 2010 was based on a STi Spec-C sedan model with a bigger turbo from the limited edition R205.