Subaru’s 1,073-HP STI E-RA Concept Takes Center Stage In Tokyo

Subaru Tecnica International establishes the 2022 Tokyo Automobile Beauty salon ablaze with an introduction of 2 EV concepts: the STI E-RA and Soltera STI idea lorries. With carbon-neutral ideas included, it’s certainly a brand-new era for the Japanese marque’s motorsports division.

Headlining the Subaru’s booth this year is the Subaru STI E-RA Idea. It belongs to the business’s STI E-RA Obstacle Project, a near-future STI motorsport research study. It aims to get “experience as well as training of new innovations on the planet of motorsports in this carbon-neutral era.”

Powering the STI E-RA Concept are 4 high-torque electric motors– one motor positioned near each of the 4 wheels– allowing Subaru to utilize a four-wheel torque vectoring modern technology. These motors were created and also supplied by Yamaha, with a complete power outcome of 1,073 horsepower (800 kilowatts) attracting juice from a 60kWH lithium-ion battery. Subaru sees this as the most effective direction to operate in as the all-wheel-drive system part of the policies for future motorsport (FIA E-GT).

Additionally, we’ll see the STI E-RA at the Nurburgring from 2023 forward, with an objective to establish a lap time of 6 minutes 40 secs.

Subaru Solterra STI Concept
Standing side-by-side with the STI E-RA Concept is the Solterra STI Idea, based on the all-electric Solterra SUV that made its debut in Japan and in the United States in November 2021.

There seem to be no extra performance bits contributed to the Solterra STI Principle, except for visual enhancements. The upgrades include a roof covering looter, cherry-red under looters, as well as other special components on its outside.

The Solterra EV is powered by two electric motors, one on each axle, with each electric motor generating 107 horsepower (80 kilowatts). The mixed result of 215 hp (160 kW). With 71.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Solterra has a range of approximately 285 miles (460 kilometers) per Japan’s WLTC standard.