L.A. Auto Show: Subaru BRZ STI Concept unveiled image

After teasing it for many months and keeping us in the dark, the Japanese based automaker Subaru has finally presented the concept version of the BRZ STI at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Even if Subaru didn’t announce any official details about the vehicle’s performance or total output, the BRZ Concept is previewing the final production version which will be officially unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in December. The BRZ Concept has an aggressive look accentuated by the carbon fiber roof, massive rear wing, front spoiler, rear diffuser and the four-tailpipe exhaust system. The model is also fitted with a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo braking system and 18 inch alloy wheels, which, theoretically, should improve the driving quality.

“Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the maker of Subaru automobiles, has unveiled the world premiere of Subaru BRZ Concept – STI at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show. The Subaru BRZ Concept – STI is a concept car based on the Subaru BRZ, an all-new rear-wheel drive compact sports car developed from an ongoing joint project between Subaru and Toyota Motor Corporation”, as the automaker says in an official press release.

The Subaru BRZ Concept takes its power from a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine which is rumors to develop between 150 and 180 kW. The production version will be officially unveiled at the next month’s Tokyo Motor Show in Japan and it’s expected to go on sale next spring in the United States, along with the Toyota FT-86, which will enter the over-seas auto market as the Scion FR-S.