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Subaru will showcase three vehicles at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next week, including one vehicle that owners can replicate, thanks to the company's Subaru Performance Tuning division. That car is a WRX STI, which has been completely outfitted with a long list of SPT parts straight out of the factory catalog. The car retains its turbocharged 2.5-liter engine but gets an SPT exhaust system to raise power slightly to 315-hp – up from 305-hp. Under the hood, there's an SPT turbo heat shield and a selection of shiny bits, including a billet oil cap and battery hold down. Outside, the car also gets some extra style with a new front lip spoiler and exhaust finishers. Oh, and let's not forget the 19×8.5-inch Prodrive GT2 wheels in Glitter Gold.

Wrapped in wear Michelin Pilot Sport rubber to help the car's cornering abilities, the STI also gets some assistance from STI performance springs, an SPT strut tower brace and lower chassis brace.

Inside, the car is mostly stock with an added SPT boost gauge, a media hub audio system, an STI shift knob and some all-weather floor mats.

The second vehicle is definitely one that won't be offered in the SPT catalog. It's a VIP styled 2010 Legacy 2.5GT. Sure you can get the SPT oil cap and battery tie-down, but the air ride suspension and 20-inch wheels (with a 4-inch lip) are most certainly one-off items. To fit these wheels on the car's body, the fenders had to be flared. Other body mods include a long list of JDM Legacy parts (overnight parts from Japan anyone?) like a hood, bumper, grille as well as HID headlights and fog lights. The car also gets a roof spoiler as well as a rear decklid spoiler. In order to fit the smooth JDM hood, the Legacy's top-mount intercooler was replaced with a Mishimoto front mount intercooler.

And if the exterior seems extreme, just take a look at the interior, which gets a complete diamond-stitch leather treatment. The rear seat area was changed significantly with two bucket seats, two LCD screens and a huge audio setup.

A third vehicle will also join these two Subys. It's a Subaru SPT Parts Delivery Van, that's based off a fully restored 1969 Subaru 360. This is no performance machine with a 356cc engine that makes 25-hp and 25 ft-lbs of torque. But hey, it does get 66 mpg.

We'll be sure to bring you more on all of Suabru's SEMA show vehicles with live coverage from Las Vegas starting next Tuesday, November 3rd.

More: SEMA Preview: Subaru to Show Factory SPT Tuning Package for STI, Plus VIP-Styled 2010 Legacy on AutoGuide.com
 

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As much as I want to see it, VIP is not the direction where I want to see the Legacy heading. That's Lexus and Infiniti barge ship territory.
 

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^^^Agreed. I think a bigger anouncement would have been "Subaru now to sell JDM parts in the US". Hey Subaru can you say "Cha Ching". Sad to say I don't think this will ever happen from what I have been told.
 

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if they sold the JDM parts here...Then I don't think I'd be into the JDM Look anymore... to many people will have it!!!

Can't wait to see the Subaru Display... our subies are almost paid off... another one is in the near future, but what will it be....?????
 

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So where the hell are the LGT photos???
it's the red interior photo. there is a bippu/vip knot on the mirror--that's the giveaway. im not a fan of bippu/vip style that is over the top like that... bippu/vip looks ok on say a Lexus LS if done tastefully.
 
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