Subaru is once again sending a racing version of the current one at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring on May 16 and 17 Subaru WRX STI on the track. The world's largest manufacturer of all-wheel drive cars will take part in the Eifel classic for the eighth time in a row in 2015 and wants to build on past successes. The brand's racing department, Subaru Tecnica International, won the SPT2011 class in 2012 and 3, respectively. This year, in addition to the regular drivers Carlo van Dam and Marcel Lasée, Nürburgring expert Tim Schrick and the SUPER GT driver Hideki Yamauchi will also be represented in the driver team.
This year's Nürburgring car is again based on the Subaru WRX STI. The developers' work started immediately after the race ended last year. The primary development goal was to increase the downforce in connection with the optimization of the air resistance at the front of the vehicle and the flanks. Among other things, the position and dimensions of the rear spoiler have been improved, the front and rear fenders have been adapted, and the inlets have been redesigned for optimal air flow behavior under the hood. In addition, the torsional stiffness of the chassis has increased significantly compared to the previous year's car. During the entire development period, extensive assignments took place on Japanese racetracks, during which the technical changes could be subjected to extensive practical tests.