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Subaru BRZ STI concept spotted at 2012 Toyko Auto Salon with carbon bonnet

January 13, 2012

A Subaru BRZ STI concept has been spotted at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon in the lead up to its opening. It previews a distinct black theme with a carbon fibre bonnet and roof.

Full details are limited, but from these images (courtesy of ft86club.com), we can see it features revised (clear) taillights compared with the original Subaru BRZ STI Concept car. It also gets a cool lower front spoiler, in black, matching a rear lip spoiler mounted on the boot lid.

The Subaru BRZ STI also comes with lightweight alloy wheels and a bigger ‘STI’ brake package with larger discs and calipers over the normal BRZ.

More details on this and plenty of other Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT 86 project cars to come shortly.

UPDATE: Revised details over the normal BRZ include:

Carbon front hood (Prototype)
STI flexible tower bar (Prototype)
Carbon roof (Prototype)
STI low down spring (Prototype)
STI front under spoiler (Prototype)
Brembo brake caliper and rotor (Prototype)
STI rear trunk spoiler (Prototype)
Bilstein damper (Prototype)
STI sport muffler (Prototype)
STI 18-inch aluminum wheel (Prototype)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.