Today at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show Subaru debuted the all new redesigned 2015 WRX / STI!
With the new look comes plenty of hate, and honestly we’ve heard “is that an Evo X” way too many times to count. But personally I feel the overall concept has really produced an exciting new rally ready sports car. As we all know price point and release date are two of the biggest questions when any new platform comes to the market. But before we get to those details lets recap what’s new with the 2015 Subaru STI.
“The 2015 WRX STI also features a meaner front fascia than the Impreza it’s based on, with narrower headlights (including LED low beams) that were inspired by a raptor’s stare, according to Subaru.
The front end has also been molded into a “nose-cone” which combines the grille and bumper cap into one piece, and that’s made of aluminum to save weight.
The powertrain backs up the those aggressive looks.
While the 2015 WRX employs a new 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer-four and optional continuously-variable transmission (CVT), the STI sticks with its predecessor’s 2.5-liter turbo boxer, which produces the same 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque, and is teamed exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission.
The STI benefits from the same stiffened chassis as the base WRX, which makes greater use of high-strength steel than previous models, and features extra stiffening at key points.”
MAPerformance will be giving away one of our new Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S Billet Alternator Pulley Covers on February 28th! To get entered simply follow the instructions below and don’t forget to share this blog post with your fellow FRS / BRZ owners!
Invidia has just released their new over-pipe for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. This over-pipe is constructed of polished SUS304 stainless steel and features 60mm mandrel bent piping and CNC machined cast flanges. This over-pipe increases vehicle performance by reducing back pressure and creating smooth transitions for the exhaust gasses. The combination of these features provides the excellent fit and finish demanding FR-S and BRZ owners expect. Features
-Piping Dia: 60mm
-SUS304 Stainless Steel Construction
-Cast Aluminum Flanges
-Gasket and Hardware Included
Mishimoto introduces their radiator stay brackets for the 2001-2007 Subaru WRX/STI. These radiator stays will fit perfectly with stock or Mishimoto radiators and are available in black, blue, red, pink, silver, and gold to compliment your engine bay!
Each precision radiator stay is constructed from 6061 aluminum with a durable anodized finish. As with all Mishimoto products, this radiator stay set includes the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty.
Use of an engine torque plate is essential during any boring or honing process. When you torque your Subaru EJ25 head down onto your block the threads will cause the cylinder bore to slightly deform, a torque plate takes the place of the head to simulate any distortion that will be caused when the head studs/bolts are tightened. Using a torque plate while boring and/or honing removes these slight bore irregularities and is an absolute must for anyone looking to make more power!
MAPerformance EJ25 Torque Plate Specs:
2″ thick billet aluminum
Includes spacers to give proper depth of penetration into the block