Subaru Tecnica International units the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon ablaze with an introduction of two EV ideas: the STI E-RA and Soltera STI idea automobiles. With carbon-neutral ideas concerned, it is actually a brand new period for the Japanese marque’s motorsports division.
Headlining the Subaru’s sales space this 12 months is the Subaru STI E-RA Concept. It’s a part of the corporate’s STI E-RA Challenge Project, a near-future STI motorsport examine. It goals to acquire “experience and training of new technologies in the world of motorsports in this carbon-neutral era.”
Powering the STI E-RA Concept are 4 high-torque motors – one motor positioned close to every of the 4 wheels – enabling Subaru to make use of a four-wheel torque vectoring expertise. These motors have been developed and equipped by Yamaha, with a complete energy output of 1,073 horsepower (800 kilowatts) drawing juice from a 60kWH lithium-ion battery. Subaru sees this as the most effective path to work in because the all-wheel-drive system a part of the laws for future motorsport (FIA E-GT).
In addition, we’ll see the STI E-RA on the Nurburgring from 2023 onward, with a objective to set a lap time of 6 minutes 40 seconds.
Subaru Solterra STI Concept
Standing side-by-side with the STI E-RA Concept is the Solterra STI Concept, based mostly on the all-electric Solterra SUV that made its debut in Japan and within the US in November 2021.
There appear to be no extra efficiency bits added to the Solterra STI Concept, apart from aesthetic additions. The upgrades embrace a roof spoiler, cherry-red below spoilers, and different particular elements on its exterior.
The Solterra EV is powered by two motors, one on every axle, with every motor producing 107 horsepower (80 kilowatts). The mixed output of 215 hp (160 kW). With 71.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Solterra has a spread of roughly 285 miles (460 kilometers) per Japan’s WLTC commonplace.