Seemingly caught in the crossfire betweenand the upcoming , the Tokyo Auto Salon will play host to an important Subaru showcar: the Viziv Performance STI Concept.
The show car is based on the Tokyo Motor Show last October, adding visual aggression with unique bodywork, including a revised front bumper, side sills, and an outrageous-looking version of the WRX STI's traditional oversized rear wing.that was revealed at the
No word yet on what powers the red-accented concept, but rumors persist that electrification will figure into the next generation of these all-wheel-drive performance cars. For reference, today's WRX STI is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer four-cylinder that pumps out 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque.
Back in October, there was some debate as to whether the Viziv Performance Concept was meant to serve as a vision of a future -based or a next-generation , but this new show car should lay that controversy to rest. The designs preview a future WRX and a WRX STI.
No mechanical information or dynamic figures have been released so far, but it's fair to expect that even with its more extreme styling and high-performance mission, this Viziv Performance STI Concept will likely still feature Subaru's next-generation tech, including an iteration of its EyeSight driver-assist and Starlink navigation systems.
The Tokyo Auto Salon runs from Jan. 12 to 14.