Nick Brown says Subarus are few and far between in Somerset, MA. He says that's one reason his '05 Subaru STi stands out from everything else. We disagree. Nick's STi would likely garnish its fair share of attention despite the number of other WRX's and STi's in its presence.

Nick and his STi spend ample time at the dragstrip as well as at the shows. As such, this Subie's been modified accordingly. On the race side, Nick fitted his STi's underside with Cobb Tuning sport springs and Rota Formula Mesh 18-inch rims accompanied with Toyo Proxes T1R tires. Power figures are enhanced with a Perrin big MAF intake system, inlet pipe and blow-off valve, Invidia 3-inch turbo-back exhaust, UR up-pipe and dump tube and an Agency Power header. The Helix RR500 turbocharger is regulated by a TiAL 38mm wastegate and Prodrive boost solenoid. Cobb Tuning's AccessPort also handles tuning, which lets Nick access maps for both 93 octane and 116 octane on the fly. Race maps are made possible with the addition of Helix 860cc/min injectors and a Walbro 255lph fuel pump. An SSAC front-mount intercooler kit eliminates the factory-positioned top-mount unit for a more aggressive look and cooler charge.

For show duty, Nick's reengineered the STi's outside with a repainted hood, roof and trunk matched with a carbon-fiber scoop and front lip, HID's and JDM taillights. WRX side skirts were swapped in place as well as a JDM rear skirt and more carbon-fiber bits in the form of window pillars and mirror overlays. The interior hosts an ATI three-gauge pod, Prosport boost, air/fuel and voltage gauges and Eclipse CD/DVD navigation unit. The headliner was rewrapped in black suede and the pillars, visors and door handles were redone in black, while the shift boot and emergency brake handle were customized to a blue with black-stitch finish.

Give yourself some credit, Nick. This STi's likely to stand out anywhere, regardless of the Subaru count.