Subaru Tecnica Worldwide (STI) will enter the brand new WRX NBR Problem 2023 on this yr’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring on Could 20.
The 51st Nurburgring endurance race will mark Subaru’s 14th entry into the occasion. It has achieved podium positions in earlier years and plans to take out the highest spot this yr.
The automobile will race within the ‘SP4T’ class which is for automobiles with turbo engines between 2.0L and a couple of.6L of displacement.
Naoki Shibuya can be accountable for improvement of the brand new race automotive, whereas Carlo van Dam (Netherlands), Tim Schrick (Germany), Hideki Yamauchi (Japan), and Takuto Iguchi (Japan) can be driving for the staff.
The whole size of the Nürburgring circuit is round 25km with a 300m elevation, positioned within the Eifel area of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Subaru has developed the brand new race automotive on the Subaru International Platform – which underpins the majority of the corporate’s present vary, together with the WRX highway automotive.
It’s powered by a model of the 2.4-litre horizontally-opposed turbocharged Boxer engine from the usual highway automotive, which is paired with Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system.
Developments to the race automotive’s engine embody bigger ball joints on the entrance decrease arms, and a revised structure to accomodate for a bigger muffler to fulfill driving noise restrictions and enhance aerodynamics. It outputs 280kW and 590Nm, a rise of 78kW and 240Nm in comparison with the usual WRX.
The staff has additionally put in a lighter and extra rigidly balanced versatile drawer tower bar bracket, and at 1290kg the WRX NBR Problem 2023 weighs round 300kg lower than the road-legal WRX.
Subaru will convey eight service technicians from dealerships throughout Japan to help the staff in Germany on race day.