Painted an enticing matt satin blue and wearing a wing worthy of a light aircraft’s tailplane, the BRZ coupe-based STI Performance Concept is a hint at what’s coming from Fuji Heavy Industries’ Subaru Technical International performance division, whose activities the company has decided to ramp up.

That will mean more STI-flavoured models, more performance parts and more motorsport, although not a return to the World Rally championship, the emphasis being placed on US championships. 

The BRZ flaunts upgraded suspension, some aero tweaks more subtle than that big wing and some neat Italian coachbuilder-style flush door handles – all the kind of accessories and performance parts that STI wants to push. There’s also a 300-330bhp race version of the boxer engine under the bonnet, which sounds like just what the BRZ needs.