Subaru's got four tuned-up STIs for all to see at this year's SEMA show, but the stars will likely be the pair of record-setting STIs that will accompany them.
"SEMA is the pinnacle of the aftermarket tuning world and the perfect place to show our new line of SPT parts," said Charlie Fishman, national accessory manager for Subaru of America. "With the launch of the new 2011 Impreza WRX and WRX STI, Subaru is having a record year for Subaru Genuine Parts and SPT accessory sales. The launch of the 4-door WRX STI has rekindled interest for the 2011 SEMA Show."
To that end, Subaru will be displaying four tricked-out cars at SEMA including the "Get More G's" WRX STI built by Subaru Performance Tuning itself. Joining it will be custom STIs from Kicker Audio and K&N Performance, as well as the Subiefest "Best of Show" Winner, a 2006 STI owned by Jamarri Whiteside. Cool as these rides may be, a pair of big guns will likely steal the show.
In case you haven't heard, Tommi Makinen managed to get a prepped Subaru WRX STI around the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 55 seconds. That car, now dubbed the "Fastest STI Ever," will be one half of Subaru's record-setting duo present at SEMA this year. The other half will be the WRX STI driven by Travis Pastrana when he made a record-setting jump over the Long Beach Harbor on New Year's Eve 2009.
The cars won't be the only stars in attendance, either. Pastrana and SRT USA teammate Dave Mirra will be signing autographs at the Subaru booth from 1 pm to 2 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and while not a part of the autograph signing, Makinen will be out canvassing the show floor as well.