The Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept could be the WRX of the future

The STI Concept breaks cover at the Tokyo Auto Salon, and the news is good

3y ago

After the recent teaser, this is the STI Concept of the recently teased Viziv Performance model, and it’s the WRX STI of the future we really want.

Revealed at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, it takes the Viziv Performance concept announced last year at the Tokyo Motor Show and turns it up to a whole new level of aggression.

Everything we liked about this concept has been carried over to this STI variant, the aggressive looking square arches are there, along with a mass of carbon fibre and a redesigned more menacing looking front air-dam and rear diffuser setup.

It also boasts newly designed versions of the WRXs iconic rear wing and hood scoop making it all look rally ready with an air of absolute menace about it. The design is finished by the now very familiar STI (Subaru Tecnica International) logos and a host of striping throughout the bodywork.

All in, this new concept doesn’t stray that far from the car unveiled last year. It’s pretty much as we would expect, as in that the STI model is all a bit more in your face insane than the standard car, which can only be a good thing.

As is the way of the world, the reveal gives no details away of powertrain, but rumours continue to swirl that the next generation STI will be packing a smaller petrol engine and electric motors to form a hybrid powertrain with four-wheel drive.

Now Subaru, can you please get on with the job of building it to make us all happy.....

What are your thoughts on this STI concept? Let us know in the comments.

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Comments (40)

  • That rear end is horrible....same as the civic lads just keep it simple!

      3 years ago
  • I'm curious, if it becomes available in America if it will come standard with the usual compliment of Save the Whales and Save Mother Earth stickers along with the awful COEXIST sticker& we can't forget the Hope stickers that always adorn Subaru's here? Would I get my very own Communist party membership card? Would I have to go stand in a field and hug a tree?

      3 years ago
  • Looks really good and at last a better looking future for Subaru performance. I just hope it doesn't come with that awful CVT box

      3 years ago
  • Jeez was it designed by Honda or something, It has the same sickly rear end that haunts my dreams cause how could they make the front so gorgeous and the back so butt ugly. Its those Aston Martin style lights aswell, they dont look good on anything but an Aston. Hawkeye and the gc8/22b where the nicest, theres your inspiration now get cracking, the last WRX STi was very intriguing, I do like the front of this, that back though....... really must change, just put down the protracter.

      3 years ago
  • What's the bhp??

      3 years ago