Jaime Alguersuari & Sebastien Buemi The STR6 from the front

Immediately following their sister Red Bull team’s unveiling of the RB7, Scuderia Toro Rosso have taken the wraps off their 2011 championship challenger, the STR6.

The STR6 is the second car to be produced completely in-house by the Faenza squad since it ended its agreement to use Red Bull Technologies’ cars under the rules banning the use of customer chassis’ and shared designs.

However, that doesn’t stop the sceptics from suggesting that there must be some sharing of data between the two squads under the one parent group, as its predecessor, the STR5, bore many resemblances (with the notable exception of speed!) to the RB6.

Perhaps to counter this, the STR6 sports smaller turning veins and a more conventional engine cover in comparison to Red Bull’s very ugly shark fin.

[Original images via AUTOSPORT and GP Update]

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