Subaru don’t waste time giving Solterra, the first series produced tram, treatment of STIs. Anyway part of it. It introduced a concept called Solterra STI in 2022 Tokyo Auto Shop has a sportier exterior design and a fixed powertrain.
Show next to STI E-RA binding Nürburgring, Solterra STI stands out with tights including the front splitter, dashboard extensions on both sides, spoilers on either side of the rear bumper and a roof-mounted spoiler. Many of these gadgets are painted cherry red to create a visual link between the Solterra STI and some of the other STI-branded models Subaru displayed in the Japanese capital.
Black 20-inch wheels with cherry red accents add a finishing touch to the exterior design. Subaru hasn’t released interior photos yet.
Enthusiasts have come to expect a lot from the STI badge: it denotes a half-liter increase in displacement and a 42-hp bump, among other upgrades, when added. The last generation WRX. However, it looks like Subaru has made significant powertrain or chassis modifications to the Solterra STI, which means intersection should speed up, brake and treated exactly like the family-friendly, outdoor model is in production. Power comes from a pair of electric motors (one for each axle) that power the four wheels with 215 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. According to initial estimates, the maximum driving range will be about 220 miles.
Subaru hasn’t revealed whether the Solterra STI concept will eventually hit showrooms or if it’s merely a design exercise.