Is this what the next Subaru WRX STI will look like?

We certainly hope so
by Ollie Kew | Jan 11, 2018


This sketch is our first look at what Subaru is snappily titling ‘Viziv Performance Concept 2’. Set to star at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon later this week, the car “embodies the brand’s vision for the future of making cars that deliver Enjoyment and Peace of Mind to its customers,” says Subaru. The capital letters are the company’s own…

Essentially, what we’ve got is the Viziv concept wearing the usual WRX STI get-up: deeper side skirts, flared intakes and pumped wheelarches. Is it just us, or does that complex wing and the red pinstriping give this thing more than a hint of the latest Honda Civic Type R’s wacky visual?

Now, this is the part of the story where we ought to speculate—salivate, even—about the idea of a production version of this concept, perhaps with a 350hp turbocharged boxer engine, clever four-wheel drive via several differentials, a manual gearbox, and an exhaust the size of your head. 

Like what you see so far? Stay tuned for more pictures of the real thing soon. 

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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