Anyone who has really built a car will tell you that it's easier said than done, especially when there is a deadline involved. There’s something about deadlines that encourages the universe to throw “wrenches” your way. That’s exactly what happened with Seibon Carbon’s SEMA Subaru STI.
Before getting into the details on how the universe tried to conspire against our build, let’s talk about the build.
Snail Performance’s STI is in no way a trailer queen! This build enjoys plenty of track days and was built and tuned by Snail Performance. These guys work on GTRs, Porsches, and Subarus on a daily basis.
The goal for SEMA was simple: to revamp the STI while maintaining its functionality for the track. Believe it or not, SP drove the STI out from SEMA and straight to the track!
The first order of business was to wrap the STI with Intense Blue Avery wrap. This color was chosen for obvious reasons.
In terms of carbon fiber, the STI received the Seibon Carbon treatment: hood, trunk, front lip, side skirts, rear lip, and roof fin spoiler. SEMA 2015 was the first time the public was introduced to our CW-style hood, integrated duckbill C-style trunk, MB3 front lip, MB side skirts, and MB rear lip. Also introduced at the show, the Beat Sonic/Seibon Carbon roof fin spoiler. The fin spoiler was a special collaboration piece with Beat Sonic and is only available through them.
The C-style trunk lid is not a style we usually offer for Subarus. This year we decided to make the STI’s trunk a little more aggressive. The feedback Seibon Carbon received was exceptional!
Also on the exterior, Rays/Volk Racing ZE40s in Matte Blue Gunmetal accompanied by Yokohama’s ADVAN Neova tires. This combination allows the STI to maintain driving control on and off the track.
On the interior, Razo/Carmate’s competition RP123 MT Super Grip pedal set, black 46g shift knob, and wide mirror.
Not everything was smooth sailing at SEMA. One of our show pieces was damaged while in transit to the show! Luckily, and with the help from the crew at Mothers Cleaning Supplies, we were able to restore the roof fin spoiler to its intended glory!
It’s true what they say-- “not all heroes wear capes”.
Want to see more SEMA builds? Visit our SEMA Show gallery here!
A special thank you to Snail Performance, Yokohama, Beat Sonic, Razo, Snap-On, and Mothers Cleaning Supplies.
About Snail Performance
Snail Performance Northern California location is a licensed COBB ProTuner with the ability to offer support for any COBB Tuning application and ProTunes for BMW, Ford, Mazdaspeed, Mitsubishi, Nissan GT-R, Porsche, & Subaru. We are also a licensed EcuTek Tuner for Subaru 2004 to current and BRZ & FR-S.
Snail Performance Arizona offers a dedicated retail store and full service facility. From performance street and track builds, to general maintenance, we have the knowledge to support your application.
2015 Subaru STI Specs
Engine: Snail Performance R2 2.5L
Subaru EJ257 Block
Manley H-Beam Rods
APR 625 Head Studs
Motive Autowerks composite TGV's Intake Manifold
Blouch Dominator 1.5XT-R 10cm^2 Turbocharger
ETS Header / Cobb Tuning Up-pipe Turbo Manifold
Turbosmart Dual Port Blow-Off Valve
Corsa Performance 3” Catback Exhaust
DeatschWerks DW65c Series Fuel Pump
Injector Dynamics 1300cc Fuel Injectors
GrimmSpeed TMIC Intercooler
2015 STI Stock Ecu w/ Cobb Tuning AccessPort Tuned by Snail Performance
Fortune Auto 500 Series Shocks with Swift Springs Sway Bars: Whiteline 27mm Front & Prototype 27mm Rear
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings, Roll Center Kit, Anti-lift Race, Rear Endlinks, Bushings
Seibon Carbon/Beat Sonic Roof Fin Spoiler
RAZO/ Carmate RG47 Hybrid Type 270mm Mirror
RAZO/ Carmate RA102 Black 46g Shift Knob
RAZO/ Carmate RP123 MT Super Grip Pedal Set
LED High Beams
LED Yellow Foglights
JDM LED DRLs
JDM Rear Foglight
STI Push Button Start “Red”
JDM Leather Center Panel Cover
Zeitronix Ethanol Content Analyzer ECA
Wrap by Aerowerkz using Intense Blue SW900-667-0 from Avery Dimension
Rays ZE40s 18x9.5 +30
Yokohama ADVAN Neova Tires 265/35/18
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