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      Vehicle Specifications
      NameSUBARU WRX STI NBR CHALLENGE 2014
      Overall Length4,890mm
      Overall Width1,835mm (rear over fender)
      Overall Height1,395mm
      Wheel Base2,650mm
      Engine TypeEJ20 horizontally-opposed turbo engine
      Engine Displacement1,994cc
      Maximum Power250kw(340PS) / 5,500rpm
      Maximum Torque461Nm(47kgf•m) / 3,000rpm
      Air RestrictorE8
      Transmission6-speed sequential gearbox
      ClutchSTI Metal Clutch
      SuspensionsFront: Strut / Rear: Double wishbone
      BrakesFront: Brembo 6-pot / Rear: Brembo 4-pot
      WheelsBBS 18 x 10J
      TyresDUNLOP 260-660R18

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        Toshihiro Yoshida

        Date of Birth: 9 September 1964
        Nationality: Japanese

        • Interview
        • Race Carrier

        1. the compatibility of NBR and SUBARU (machine)

        NBR has all roadsEsituations around the world. It is said that you are recognized in the world if you win the NBR. The key to win is how we make our car fit the course. This year we made it very well in many ways. In particular the car performed satisfactory with slick tyres.
        We drove with confidence in any conditions thanks to Subaru`s advantages. However, frankly speaking, there were some points that the course disliked us. It was like that we were said EYou are still immature.EWe still need to tune the car further to fit the NBR although we run the race in many years.

        2. the styles of Mt favorite car and its reasons
        (only for the cars now are selling)

        <SUBARU XV HYBRID>
        SUBARU XV HYBRID has impact in its exterior. It is heavier by 60kg than its regular model but I never felt it. When I steer the car or I drive through corners, the car makes most of its characteristics and I feel like driving more. Its packaging is completed very well.
        It is a hybrid car that realized Subaru`s thought of car making in fuel consumption, performance and driving pleasure.

        MY FAVORITE CAR

        1986
        Tohoku regional champion in All Japan Gymkhana
        1987
        Tohoku regional champion in All Japan Gymkhana
        1996
        Super Taikyu Series Class 4 champion
        2002
        Super Taikyu Series Class 2 champion
        2005
        Super Taikyu Series Class 2 champion
        2nd in class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (Impreza WRX STI)
        2008
        5th in class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (Impreza WRX STI)
        2009
        5th in class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (Impreza WRX STI)
        2010
        4th in class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (Impreza WRX STI)
        2011
        Nürburgring 24-Hour Race champion, SP3T class (WRX STI)
        2012
        Nürburgring 24-Hour Race champion, SP3T class (WRX STI)
        2013
        2nd in class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (WRX STI)

        Kouta Sasaki

        Date of Birth: 26 January 1973
        Nationality: Japanese

        • Interview
        • Race Carrier

        1. the compatibility of NBR and SUBARU (machine)

        NBR course is known for its difficulty. It includes about 200 corners and its 300m height difference makes steep up and downs. A weapon of SUBARU is its horizontally opposed engine. Thanks to its low center of gravity Subaru goes through the corners quickly. AWD is Subaru`s another weapon and it has advantages in any road conditions.
        This year we aimed to win for three consecutive years with our full strength, but we realized the race`s difficulty.

        2. the styles of Mt favorite car and its reasons
        (only for the cars now are selling)

        <SUBARU BRZ>
        SUBARU BRZ is my favorite. Low center of gravity of its horizontally opposed engine makes stability and confidence. It drives sportier than I expected.

        MY FAVORITE CAR

        1995
        Made 4-wheel race debut in FJ1600
        1998
        F4 winner in Suzuka and Mine, and tried out F3
        2000
        Started competing in Japan GT Championship
        2003
        Champion in Group N+ class in Super Taikyu Series
        2005
        SUPER GT GT300 class Champion
        2008
        Won SUPER GT Malaysia round in SUBARU Impreza
        Aston Martin Asia Cup Champion
        2010
        Won Suzuka 700km in Legacy GT300
        2011
        Nürburgring 24-Hour Race Champion, SP3T class (WRX STI)
        Won Suzuka 500m in Legacy GT300
        2012
        Nürburgring 24-Hour Race Champion, SP3T class (WRX STI)
        Participated in SUPER GT in a SUBARU BRZ GT300. Came 14th in the Driver's rankings
        2013
        2nd in class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (WRX STI)

        Marcel Lasée

        Date of Birth: 10 Januar 1982
        Nationality: Germany

        • Interview
        • Race Carrier

        1. the compatibility of NBR and SUBARU (machine)

        The race car is perfect for races on NBR as the race results demonstrate. We are able to drive really fast lap times. And the car is consistently navigable in every weather conditions. The whole package is absolutely reliable: the boxer motor, four-wheel drive and last but not least the perfect team performance!

        2. the styles of Mt favorite car and its reasons
        (only for the cars now are selling)

        <WRX STI>
        because this car is really sportive, dynamic and powerful. Optically a race car suitable for daily use. (I hope, I understood the question correctly)

        MY FAVORITE CAR

        1995
        3rd in ICA/100 Junioren DMV
        1996
        2nd in DMV Landesmeisterschaft / 2nd in DMV Junior Cup
        8th in Deutscher Junior Kart Pokal
        6th in Junioren WM
        1997
        4th in German go-kart Championship
        1998
        German go-kart champion
        Participation in Paris-Bercy
        1999
        Won European Masters (B) - German Formula Ford Masters
        2000
        International German Formula Renault Cup
        2001
        Champion International German Formula Renault Cup
        2001-2002
        Formula 1 test driver by Jordan
        Barcelona / Silverstone / Straightline Test / Launchcontrol Test
        2002
        International German Formula 3 Cup
        2003
        Formula 3 by SRT, best performance: 5th place
        2004
        SEAT Leon Supercopa: 4th in overall standings,2nd in rookie ranking
        2005
        Seat Leon Supercopa: 6th in overall standings,3rd in rookie ranking
        2005
        VLN Langstreckenpokal
        2006
        Seat Leon Supercopa
        VLN Langstreckenpokal
        24h-Nürburgring, airnergy, BMW M3
        2007
        24h-Nürburgring, airnergy, Porsche 991
        2013
        2nd in class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (WRX STI)

        Carlo van Dam

        Date of Birth: 27 February 1986
        Nationality: Dutch

        • Interview
        • Race Carrier

        1. the compatibility of NBR and SUBARU (machine)

        Its always a great pleasure to be racing for Subaru during the 24h Nürburgring. It's one of the toughest races in the world and I believe we showed that our Subaru car is excellent in this demanding race. During all our races, including 2 wins, the car has been fast, consistent and reliable. The history and records of Subaru at Nürburgring is growing impressively and I am proud to be part of it!

        2. the styles of Mt favorite car and its reasons
        (only for the cars now are selling)

        <S206>
        I enjoyed very much driving the Subaru WRX s206 back in Japan. It supplies both sportive and comfortable driving, the AWD gives you a great feeling with the car and the road!

        MY FAVORITE CAR

        1999
        9th in European Junior Championship in karting
        2004
        Debuted in Formula Renault 2.0 series and finished 5th in Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands
        2007
        Moved up to F3
        2008
        Made pole position in SUPER GT Fuji round in SUBARU Impreza
        2010
        4th in class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (Impreza WRX STI)
        2011
        Nürburgring 24-Hour Race Champion, SP3T class (WRX STI)
        2012
        Nürburgring 24-Hour Race Champion, SP3T class (WRX STI)
        Participated in SUPER GT in a Honda HSV-010 GT. Came 6th in the Driver's rankings
        2013
        2nd in class in Nürburgring 24-Hour Race (WRX STI)