Right before SEMA last month I had my last track day at Auto Club speedway, it just so happened that was also the day for Subiefest. There was a full car show, autocross events, and great vendors for everyone to check out.
The first generation of WRX/STI had a few different faces. I think this was one of the best silhouettes of the car. The stance is great with the over fenders to really give a aggressive look.
For 2 years Saab rebadged a WRX and sold it in America. The overfenders and giant wing didn’t come from the factory. These might one day be very rare and worth good money to enthusiasts so you don’t see too many of these modified.
This 2005 STI has had a lot of engine work done to get it to the near 700 hp monster that it is. The Cosworth intake manifold is rotated to make a short run to the inter cooler. The turbo is relocated lower on the engine right behind the fog lap, all this redesign creates less piping and less turbo lag normally associated with a rotated turbo and front mount intercooler on a Subaru.
Edelbrock was at the show to introduce everyone to their new supercharger for the BRZ/FRS siblings. The Supercharger has a built in water to air intercooler to increase horsepower up to 77hp, and a price tag lower than any one else in the market this is a must have to get for any owner.
This is a BRZ with a Rocket Bunny aero kit, no show is complete without at least one of these. This one had a Vortech supercharger to give it the boost the motor needs to go with this badass body kit.
A genuine 22b STi, this car was never sold in America but gained cult status in Gran Turismo video games. Subaru corporate brought out some of it’s most famous cars to the show, including a few rally cars.
The first WRX’s sold in America had the bug eye head lights, and this body kit and color go along way to make this car stand out even in this crowd of Subarus.
The Forester makes a perfect candidate for a STI drivetrain swap for any one that wants a larger wagon STI. The swap is bolt on, and just a few ECU wiring issues and the car is ready.
This 2011 STi was sporting a rotated turbo and a fully built motor, you can see all the piping needed to get to the intercooler compared to the motor pictured above with the fog lamp turbo. Though they might make around the same power this motor might be less fun to drive around town due to the lag.