• Nov 1, 2010
Record-setting Subaru WRX STI – Click above to enlarge

At this year's SEMA show, Subaru will be showing off its latest crop of Genuine and Performance Tuning parts, as well as the newly refreshed 2011 Impreza WRX and WRX STI. Six show cars will be on display, including Tommi Makinen's record-breaking WRX STI that lapped the Nürburgring in just 7:55:00 (pictured).

In addition to Makinen's STI, Travis Pastrana's New Year's Eve jump car will be showcased, as well as some Imprezas tuned by the folks at Get More Gs, Kicker Audio and K&N Performance. Subaru's national accessory manager, Charlie Fishman, says that the automaker "is having a record year for Subaru Genuine Parts and SPT accessory sales," thanks in part to the introduction of the new WRX and WRX STI. For the full details, follow the jump for Subaru's press blast.




Photos copyright ©2010 Zach Bowman / AOL

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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.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Makinen is not a name I associate with Subaru... I've always associated it with this red/black/white badass monster:

      http://www.uweb.ucsb.edu/~tlduong/kevinh3.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice. I've seen the 2011 Subaru WRX hatchback in person and it definitely looks so much better with the improved exterior styling taken from the STI (wider body fenders, improved lines, wider wheels, etc). Definitely much better than the bland design of 2010 and downwards MY WRXs.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Completely agree... the bulging fenders from the STI make a world of difference now that they are on the WRX. But only on the hatch version... I still think the sedan is just god awful.

        I am still quite disappointed that Subaru has yet to bring a 6-speed over to the WRX though. I mean obviously they need something to differentiate the 2 cars, but saddling the WRX with a 5-speed while most competitors have had a 6 for at least a generation now is kind of pathetic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And.......where are the parts for the new Legacy GT?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a beautiful car
      • 4 Years Ago
      What Subaru needs to do is to change this generation of WRX completely. Everybody hates it look..
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think it looks good, Especially the sedan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I joked with my buddy that he helped with the SPT sales.... he FINALLY bought a SPT short shifter for his '05 STi after modifying pretty much everything else BUT the sloppy stock stick.
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