Last year (2013) during H2Oi I had planned to do a couple of shoots with a DIY light paint rig I made and one of those was Danny’s mesmerizing STI. Unfortunately, I ran into some car trouble and I couldn’t finish up his shoot – or do any other shoots for that matter because I had to bring the car back to the shop. The S5’s clutch master cylinder broke (again) and I had the car towed back home – thanks again AJ!.

I did get two nice shots of Danny’s car when we first met up over the weekend – The car looked amazing!
For those interested in how the light works, it is basically a long exposure and you move you ass around the car holding the light bar and “painting” the car for a couple of seconds. The results speak for themselves!

My friend Pedro Vilar, owner of Vilar Autobody – the shop that made this beast look how it stands today – hit me up about wrapping up the shoot for Danny. Since things have been busy at work, I couldn’t make it up to New Jersey to shoot the STI, so Pedro volunteered for the job. Thanks Pedro, you did a great job!

The STI went through a very aggressive transformation from stock. Danny decided to go wild and add a Varis wide body kit, spoiler, a rear diffuser and a unique roof vent. He also dumped it on air – including AirLift bags and Accuair management.

The car didn’t fall short in fitment either, Danny went with a fat square set up of 19″x12″ Forgeline GA3’s.

I can’t wait to do more shoots this year, and definitely take advantage of my light painting rig more often and bring you the best coverage I can from the East Coast of the U.S.

If you want to follow Danny or Pedro, their Instagram’s are @d_rockin_subie & @vilar17.
Remember to follow me to! @sebasmarin for behind the scenes and a peak at other projects of mine.

Thanks again for reading! I hope you enjoy the rest of the gallery below.


Subaru STI 2009 Barcelona Red Paint (Orginally SWP)
30,000 Miles

Varis Wide Body Kit
Varis SpoilerSeibon Hood
Chargespeed Mirrors
S205 Rear Diffuser
Spec C roof vent
JDM Rain Guards
Perrin Shorty Antenna

Forgeline GA3 19×12+15
Hankook Ventus 295x 35

Prova D Shaped Steering Wheel
Prova SI Drive dial
Prova Shift Knob
Takata Street Pro LE Seats
Takata Drift III Bolt Harness
Sparco Harness Bar
Custom Back Seat to fit Air Tank
Alcantra Wrapped SMY Speedometer cluster

Air lift suspension with ACCU Air management
Whiteline Sway bars
Kartboy Endlinks
Megan Racing Control Arms
GT Spec Camber Bolts
GT Spec Toe Arms
GT Spec Trunk Cage
GT Spec 4 point rear sub-frame brace
GT Spec 4 point ladder brace
SPT Strut Bar

Perrin Rotated Mount GT35R Turbocharger Kit
Perrin FMIC
Perrin Downpipe
Perrin Intake
CNT Catback Exhaust
Tial BOV
Tial External Wastegate
Perrin Boost Controller
Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injectors
NRG Step 1 Colder Spark Plugs
Deatschwerks Fuel Pump
Mishimoto Radiator
Mishimoto Radiator Fans
Mishimoto Catch Can

Engine Dress-ups
ARC Alternator Cover
GT Spec Radiator Shroud
Mishimoto Radiator Temperature Gauge Caps
Roger Clark Motorsports Oil Cap
Relocated Battery to trunk

Maintenance Mods
AEM Boost Gauge
AEM Air/Fuel Gauge
Cobb Accesport

Photos by: Pedro Vilar & Sebastian Marin
Words: Sebastian Marin