Yep, you guessed it- this one was buried in my inbox also.
The Subaru Road Racing Team completed a successful test at Homestead Florida on Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2010, fielding a brand new 2011 STI prepared to Grand American Grand Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge specs. The team competes in the Grand Sports Class, against V-8 powered BMW M3’s, Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros and Dodge Challenger. In addition, the class includes Porsche 997’s and Caymens.
23 year old Team drivers Bret Spaude and Andrew Aquilante put the team’s new 2011 Impreza WRX STI through its initial shakedown and then high speed runs, with spectacular success!! “The car ran flawlessly” Aquilante commented “and as we dialed in the handling, it kept getting faster and more competitive” Ultimately, Aquilante set the fastest time of all of the Grand Sports cars, with Spaude and team engineering manager John Heinricy not far behind in their turns behind the wheel..
The new STI is based on the 2011 4 door model.