Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > General Forums > Car Chat
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Subaru Forester STI

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-27-14, 04:58 PM   #1
Hoovey2411
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 30,192
Default Subaru Forester STI

Forester STI Teased, set to reveal November 25th

Click the image to open in full size.

Gallery:
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2015-...photo-3054717/
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic95774_1.gif
|Version 3.5 |TLN #918|
GIANTS|NINERS|SHARKS|WARRIORS
Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-14, 05:44 PM   #2
blacksc400
Car Chat Moderator
Trader Score: (4)
 
blacksc400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Las Vegas!
Posts: 9,248
Default

Wow nice, best of both worlds!
__________________


C L U B L E X U S
2013 BMW 750I M-Sport 2014 BMW X1 2013 HONDA CIVIC
Had 25 lexuses for last 9 years.
blacksc400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-14, 05:48 PM   #3
cino
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: WA
Posts: 1,321
Default

It needs LED headlamp.
cino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-14, 05:49 PM   #4
Hoovey2411
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 30,192
Default

Would love to see around 300hp, but IMO it'll be between 250-300.
__________________
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic95774_1.gif
|Version 3.5 |TLN #918|
GIANTS|NINERS|SHARKS|WARRIORS
Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-14, 06:53 PM   #5
cino
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: WA
Posts: 1,321
Default

Probably the same 295hp JDM 2.0L FA in WRX S4.
cino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-14, 08:05 PM   #6
bagwell
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
bagwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: back in Denver
Posts: 7,669
Default

so this but no BRZ STI?
__________________
2013 Subaru WRX Limited, Navigation, HID, Leather, Sunroof, LED everything, Red vinyl tails
2010 Audi A5 2.0T Quattro, Sport Pkg w/19 inch, B&O, Bi-Xenon
bagwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-14, 10:53 PM   #7
mmarshall
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
mmarshall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 50,997
Default

The Forester STI has been offered for years, but, up to now, Subaru has resisted bringing it stateside.
__________________
mmarshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-14, 12:28 PM   #8
doge
Formerly Bad Co
Trader Score: (0)
 
doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 753
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bagwell View Post
so this but no BRZ STI?
yup.. you can blame toyota for that one.

For every 5 FRS tomoco sells subaru can sell 1 brz. Now add in the exclusivity of the sti and you really can't make a business case.
doge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-14, 12:29 PM   #9
doge
Formerly Bad Co
Trader Score: (0)
 
doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 753
Default

now this I would dd
doge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-14, 04:55 PM   #10
mmarshall
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
mmarshall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 50,997
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doge View Post
yup.. you can blame toyota for that one.

For every 5 FRS tomoco sells subaru can sell 1 brz. Now add in the exclusivity of the sti and you really can't make a business case.
I agree on the business case for no STI BRZ, but you can't necessarily blame Toyota for that. Subaru was the one who designed the drivetrain/chassis for the BRZ (which an STI package would affect the most), while Toyota did the body and interior. if an STI package (were) to be offered, Subaru would probably have to do most of the work on it, not Toyota.
__________________
mmarshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-14, 05:14 PM   #11
doge
Formerly Bad Co
Trader Score: (0)
 
doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 753
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarshall View Post
I agree on the business case for no STI BRZ, but you can't necessarily blame Toyota for that. Subaru was the one who designed the drivetrain/chassis for the BRZ (which an STI package would affect the most), while Toyota did the body and interior. if an STI package (were) to be offered, Subaru would probably have to do most of the work on it, not Toyota.
Doesn't matter those are the terms of the partnership. In reality its actually 10 frs per 1 brz sold

http://jalopnik.com/keep-buying-the-...ant-1526504341
doge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-14, 01:15 AM   #12
Joey-E
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (1)
 
Joey-E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: I.E Southern California to SA,Texas
Posts: 4,262
Default

Sick!
__________________
RAIDERS | LAKERS | DODGERS | L.A. KINGS | USC TROJANS
EL TRI | LA FURIA ROJA | LES BLEUS | CANARINHA
Joey-E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-14, 06:21 PM   #13
Hoovey2411
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 30,192
Default

Click the image to open in full size.

Gallery:
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/subar...photo-3146002/

Quote:
STI Releases Subaru "Forester tS" in Japan
Nov 25,2014

Tokyo, November 25, 2014 - Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI)*1 today announced the release of the Subaru "Forester tS", which goes on sale on November 25 through Subaru dealerships in Japan.

With a development concept focused on creating an on-road vehicle which has a rugged styling, responsive handling performance and quality feel, the Forester tS offers an enhanced version of the driving performance the Forester provides as an SUV, delivering the ultimate in driving enjoyment and pleasure of ownership.

The Forester tS benefits from its own exclusive tuning the "S# (Sport Sharp) mode" for "SI-DRIVE". Driving performance has also been enhanced by the adoption of "brembo" ventilated disc brakes, BBS-designed 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and STI-designed front and rear under spoilers. The exclusively tuned suspension and use of STI's unique flexible parts mean that, under any conditions, the Forester tS delivers the "strong and nimble" driving feel on which STI prides itself.

The new model comes with distinctive specifications: On the exterior these include the "STI" ornament and cherry red pinstripe on the front grille and rear bumper, while the interior features a speedometer with an STI logo and a carbon-toned instrument panel. Features such as these serve to reinforce the model's identity as an STI-tuned car, evoking the pleasure of ownership.

The Forester tS is equipped with Subaru's unique driver assist technology, EyeSight*2, and is exclusively tuned to accommodate its lower ride height and brembo-designed brakes. It was also developed with careful attention to noise reduction, employing floor mats covered in sound insulating material, among other measures.

*1: Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI; President Yoshio Hirakawa; located in Mitaka, Tokyo)
The company manages motorsport activities of Subaru.
*2: EyeSight(ver.2) as it is known on the Japanese market.

Special Features of the Subaru Forester tS

■Mechanism

245/45 R19 tires (TURANZA ER33)
BBS-designed 19-inch forged aluminum wheels
Brembo front 17-inch opposed 4-pot ventilated disc brake with STI logo
Brembo rear 17-inch opposed 2-pot ventilated disc brake with STI logo
STI-tuned suspension (15 mm-lower, inverted-strut front suspension)
STI-designed flexible tower bar
STI-designed flexible draw stiffener, front and rear
STI-designed flexible support subframe, rear
Exclusively-tuned ECU (Engine Control Unit)
Exclusively-tuned TCU (Transmission Control Unit)
CVT oil cooler

■Exterior

Exclusively-made black front grille (with "STI" ornament and cherry red pin stripe)
STI-designed front spoiler/STI-designed rear under spoiler
Black roof spoiler
Exclusively-made large-diameter muffler cutter
Fog light bezels (metallic silver)
Black door mirrors
Black side window moldings
Exclusively-made side cladding moldings (metallic silver)
Cherry red pin stripe on rear bumper
Exclusively-made "STI" ornament, front and rear
Exclusively-made "tS" ornament, side and rear

■Interior

Exclusively-made luminescent speedometer (up to 260 km/h) with STI logo
Exclusively-made multifunction display
Exclusively-made leather lapped steering wheel (quality-feel leather with "STI" ornament and red stitching)
STI-designed push button ignition (red) with STI logo
STI-designed leather lapped gear **** with STI logo
Exclusively-made seats (black leather/black punching Ultrasuede® combination seats [red stitching and red accents])
Door trims (black punching Ultrasuede®/black Ultrasuede® with red stitching)
Carbon-toned instrument panel
AC controls comprising silver dials and piano black-toned switches with red bezel
Black interior (trims on pillars, roof, and window sills)
Exclusively-made side sill plate with STI logo

■Safety Equipment

Exclusively-tuned EyeSight
Exclusively-tuned VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)

Marketing
Maximum 300 units (must be preordered by April 5, 2015)
Recommended Retail Price
Model Price (Yen)
Model
name Grade Engine Drivetrain Transmission Including
consumption
tax Excluding
consumption
tax
Forester tS 2.0-liter
Horizontally-Opposed
four-cylinder DOHC
direct injection turbo
"DIT" engine AWD Lineartronic 4,350,000 4,027,778
Note: Body colors available are WR Blue Mica,*3 Crystal White Pearl,*4 Ice Silver Metallic, and Crystal Black Silica.

*3: Must be preordered by February 8, 2015.
*4: Costs 32,400 yen extra (including consumption tax).
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/26/s...-jdm-official/
__________________
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic95774_1.gif
|Version 3.5 |TLN #918|
GIANTS|NINERS|SHARKS|WARRIORS
Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-14, 11:54 AM   #14
Vh_Supra26
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: LA
Posts: 4,072
Default 2014 Subaru Forester gains STI goodies in Japan

Click the image to open in full size.

Click here to view more photos

Quote:
Equipped with full aerodynamic body kit

Subaru has presented the conceptual Forester STI tS during the latest round of Super GT racing series in Japan.

The sports version differs from the standard Forester with its full aggressive body kit that includes a front splitter, a new black bumper spoiler at the back, larger exhaust pipes and 19-inch Bridgestone Turanza ER33 tires.

According to our source, there could also be some suspension modifications, but this is still unconfirmed. There is no word about engine updates too.

Subaru says the Forester STI tS concept was built to study the reaction of customers. A decision about a production version will likely be taken soon.

Additional images can be found at the first source link below.
http://www.worldcarfans.com/11409058...odies-in-japan
Vh_Supra26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-14, 01:00 PM   #15
Getrag
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Getrag's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 98
Default

Oh boy....

You can always rely on Subaru to come out with some funky looking front ends for their cars.


Why they never released the Legacy STi here in the US still boggles my mind; it was one of Subaru's best looking cars. I can only guess they were afraid it would take away from the WRX STi sales:

Legacy STi:

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
1995 Toyota Supra TT: Super White, 6-Speed, 30,211 original miles & bone stock..........HKS V-Pro'd @ Ivey Tune.....hoarding parts in the basement to go big single.
Getrag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-14, 01:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Drive: 2015 Subaru WRX STI Hoovey2411 Car Chat 80 06-20-14 11:12 AM
Subaru unveils WRX STI tS Type RA in Japan Hoovey2411 Car Chat 11 07-03-13 04:16 PM
First Drive: 2014 Subaru Forester Hoovey2411 Car Chat 1 11-14-12 11:44 AM
2014 Subaru Forester caught loafing outside factory Hoovey2411 Car Chat 11 11-01-12 09:56 AM
Review: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hoovey2411 Car Chat 8 06-08-11 10:12 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:22 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info