The Subaru WRX STI TRAX is an outrageous vehicle which was displayed at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The car was built for DC Shoes co-founder and SRT USA driver Ken Block by Vermont SportsCar.
Based on a Subaru WRX STI the TRAX features a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (with a MOTEC M800 ECU) that produces around 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is handled by a 5-speed close-ratio dog-engagement gearbox and the Subaru programmable DCCD (Driver Controlled Center Differential) all-wheel drive system.
With the exception of the Mattracks rubber track system, the vehicle is rally-prepared and similar in specification Block’s #43 SRT USA competition Subaru STI. Except whereas the rally model is fully prepared to take on dirt, gravel, and asphalt; the TRAX model is setup to handle snow and ice. Kind of like the awesome TH!NK Frost concept.
Major differences from the stock STI include the addition of lightweight carbon/Kevlar RECARO SPA ProRacer competition seats with the Head and Neck Restraint System (HANS), carbon fiber door panels and an onboard fire suppression system. By: diseno-art