Subaru Is Preparing 4 New STI Models: Is The BRZ One Of Them?

It may finally get that extra oomph it needs.

In a recent discussionwith the Australian car site Motoring, the president of Subaru’s STI divisionjust said that the brand has big plans to add at least several new cars to theSTI performance lineup. This is great news, especially for fans of the BRZ whohave complained about its lackluster engine specs.SubaruTechnica International, known by most as STI, wants to make itself “a trulyglobal brand,” in the words of its president, Yoshio Hirakawa. This means expanding the division’s offerings far beyond the current WRX STI.

The most specificinformation that STI’s president was willing to reveal is that it wants to comeout with four new, standalone STI models for Subaru in the very near future. Mostnotably, STI acknowledges that the Subaru BRZ has been long overdue for anincrease in power. Hirakawasaid development is already underway for adding a turbo to the Liberty (Legacy) and thatthe WRX-based Levorg is also confirmed. These could be on sale as soon as 2016. A turbo isn't a possibility for the BRZ due to numerous complications with packing and crash test incompatibilities. That being said Hirakawa did say an electric turbo is an option that's on the table.

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