Subaru at SEMA

Tread adapters

DC Shoes TRAX STI

400-horse open sleigh

Tall boy

Subaru road racing team STI

Gymkhana 2 STI

Complete custom

VIP-style Legacy

Interior

Air suspension

Wireless keyboard

Showtime!

SPT Impreza STI

SPT accessories

Subaru/Coyote go-kart

1969 Subaru 360 van

Fast parts, slow delivery

Legacy wagon

Fans of boxer engines and all-wheel drive should look no further. Subaru's booth at the 2009 SEMA Show is home to a few wild WRXs, a pair of tricked out Legacies, and a few surprises as well.
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As if Subaru's legendary all-wheel drive system didn't offer enough grip, these track adapters greatly increase the amount of available traction.
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This one-off TRAX STI was built by DC Shoes driver Ken Block and has a Mattracks rubber track conversion. Under the hood breathes a 400-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged and intercooled boxer-4 engine.
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The TRAX STI pulls a custom built sleigh with four heated Recaro seats, a snowboard rack, and steel skis. The sleigh also features an marine audio system by Alpine and Kicker.
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The TRAX STI sits pretty high off of the ground. In addition to the significant height offered by the track conversion, the STI's suspension has been dropped by 3-inches to accommodate the conversion.
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On the milder side of things, this STI was built to compete in the 2010 Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge. It features an overhauled engine and suspension, but it retains the stock STI transmission and brakes.
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Longtime readers of the Car Tech Blog know that we're fans of Ken Block's sick Gymkhana videos. Here we have the actual Gymkhana 2 STI. We touched it when no one was looking.
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Essentially, every part of Block's STI has been modified by Crawford Performance, including the engine that has been bored out to 2.7-liters. A quartet of painted Volk TE37 19-inch wheels, my personal favorite, finish this custom package.
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Photos don't really do justice to this customized Legacy's paint job. At least, ours don't.
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This Legacy is customized in the Japanese VIP style and has neat features such as curtains, high quality leather trim, and a subtle body kit lowered over big wheels.
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The VIP Legacy owes its low stance to an air suspension system, which can be raised for driving and lowered for styling.
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A wireless keyboard interfaces with a car PC hidden somewhere in the interior.
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Out back, the Legacy's subwoofers, amplifiers, and compressors for the air suspension are all on display.
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One of the mildest vehicles in the Subaru booth, the SPT Impreza STI features the complete line of Subaru's SPT accessories.
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Out back, the SPT Impreza is also a rolling showcase of SPT accessories, displaying pedal covers, shift knobs, and suspension components in a glass case in its hatchback.
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Nope, we don't get it either.
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This old-school Subaru 360 van was tucked in the back of Subaru's booth. It's remarkable how small vans once were.
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This particular van belongs to Subaru of Las Vegas' SPT department and is used (occasionally, we hope) for deliveries.
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Subaru has always had a great selection of wagons in its lineup. This Legacy wagon has been modified for a more aggressive appearance and improved performance.
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