The 2016 Subaru WRX STI won the Nurburgring race last year, and obviously will be attempting to win it again this year. It’s got a firm stand for them to do so at the longest racetrack in the world, but can the best still be better?
Apparently, it’s possible with the WRX STI since it’s going to go through some improvements this year. What we’re going to expect out of the winner-material car is that it’s going to be equipped with a lighter body, reduced inertia moment, better aerodynamics and enhanced downforce. It’s also worth noting that there will be new tires to match the newly designed car. The automaker has claimed that they will make full use of the low centre of gravity and superior balance of the horizontally-opposed engine to further improve cornering speed.
And it’s good to know that they wouldn’t be changing any drivers; it simply isn’t necessary. the four-man lineup remains the same as last year’s class-winning team: Hideki Yamauchi (Japan), Marcel Lasee (Germany), Carlo van Dam (Netherlands), and Tim Schrick (Germany). The STI team manager, Hideharu Tatsumi retains its position for both development and operations of the 2016 Subaru WRX STI Nurburgring team.
So, do you think that the Subaru is worthy of winning in two consecutive years?