Subaru of America, Inc. has released a new YouTube video of the 2011 Subaru WRX STI setting an all-time course record for the historic Isle of Man TT Mountain Course. The 5 minute 25 second video highlights in graphic detail the speed and drama surrounding rally driver Mark Higgins' lap that averaged 115.356 MPH. After the run, Higgins talks through the "moment" at Brey Hill when he momentarily loses, and then regains, control of the WRX STI at more than 150 MPH.
Driving a US specification 2011 Subaru WRX STI, Higgins achieved speeds of 162 MPH and a lapped time of 19 minutes 37 seconds over the 37-mile track, navigating more than 200 corners.
"This is one of the most daunting tracks I have ever driven, and the most terrifying," said Higgins, a Manx native. "We were only able to get two practice runs and on our second practice I had the biggest "moment" of my career. We had a passenger on the run and so coming into Bray Hill at more than 150 MPH, the extra weight compressed the suspension more than on previous runs and shifted the Subaru to the left and then right as I corrected--it was a real tank slapper. The whole thing went by so quickly that we never slowed below 110 MPH, and then we were back on the power. It was amazing and the helicopter shots really show just how hairy it really was."
The WRX STI was a production US spec car running a standard 305 HP turbocharged boxer engine. Some safety modifications were made. The Subaru was equipped with a Lifeline fire suppression system, Hockley Motorsports roll cage, motordrive competition seats, Mintex brake pads (but stock calipers and rotors), and a louder open Exhaust to warn spectators of the on-coming car. The speed limiter was turned off to allow a higher maximum speed; off-the shelf Tien springs and dampers were added to accommodate the numerous high-speed jumps on the circuit, sending the WRX STI almost four feet off the ground. The car ran on street legal Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires.
Subaru TT Challenge 2
Subaru returns to the world's most formidable racetrack, the Isle of Man TT
Course, with the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX STI to set a new lap record.
Launch Control: Final Showdown between Higgins and Block at LSPR Rally - Episode 14
Launch Control - Episode 14: In The End, Part 2 (2013 Season Finale)
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With an unbroken string of podium finishes, Subaru Rally Team USA has lead
the Rally America championship for the majority of the season. However,
with the competition stepping up their game and only two events remaining,
the points gap has tightened. Hanging dust, power steering failure, and
injuries to David Higgins at the penultimate event have put the Subaru team
into damage control. Their ability to finish the event is now in question,
but with bandages and ice David Higgins refuses to give up valuable
championship points and finishes the Ojibwe Rally. The final rally will be
a winner-take-all battle royale.
Houghton, Michigan. Home of the Lake Superior Performance Rally - the final
and deciding round of the twenty-thirteen Rally-America Championship. This
is the closest championship race in years, and both sides have claimed
their intention to win.
The air of calm confidence and smiles is just a mask hiding the intense
emotion and pressure these teams are facing. Ken Block and Ford must win to
take the championship. Higgins and Subaru need to get in their way.
As the cars arrive at the start of the first stage, the usual friendly
banter and socializing is gone. The teams stick to themselves and focus on
the task at hand.
The speed is immense and the two teams trade seconds back and forth all
weekend. Higgins and Drew in the Subaru dominate on the night stages to
take an overnight lead, putting the pressure on Block to chase on Day 2.
One team will end up finishing the rally, the other does not.
It's a fight to the final hours of the 2013 championship season. Will
Subaru Rally Team USA receive a trophy or a handshake?
This is everything it takes to win. This is everything that gets in the way
of victory. This is launch control.
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Subaru Rally Team USA, Rd 3 of 2011 Global RallyCross Championship
Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins drives his #75 Subaru Impreza
WRX STI rallycross car during to 2nd place at round 3 of the 2011 Global
The Global Rallycross Championship consists of 3 rounds, each scheduled at
different venues across the country, leading up to X Games 17 which will be
held within the L.A. Live complex and Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA,
scheduled for July 30-31, 2011.
Subaru WRX STI: Old vs. New
CAR's technical editor Nicol Louw and journalist Wilhelm Lutjeharms
compares the new Subaru WRX STI to its predecessor. With the same
drivetrain, what are main differences? Watch the video above to find out.
The fastet Hill Climb Car of the World
Maybe not the fastest... BUT The fastest FIAT I have ever seen :D
This Car was so damn fast, it was 8 Seconds faster than any other Car at this track!
Original Video by Roystorm17.
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The Air Intake looks like a Formula 1 Intake and the engine revs over
10.000rpm. Absolutly Awesome, the Cars wight was under 600KG and the Power
of the engine nearly 300Hp.
Another Great Hill Climb Racer - George Plasa - died this year, he was the
record breaker of several hill climbs in Europe. Please hold him in memory
with his great Drivingstyle and his Bmw Judd V8 Engine. (Formula 1 like
Travis Pastrana sets record for Mt. Washington hillclimb
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The 149-year-old Mt. Washington Auto Road has seen the likes of horses and
carriages, camels, people, bicycles and most famously, competition race
cars. On September 8th, Traveling at an average speed of nearly 72mph in a
Vermont SportsCar prepared, BFGoodrich Tires-shod 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
STI rally car, four-time Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana
made sure the project name, Red Bull Speed Chasers, lived up to its name.
He reached the summit faster than
anyone else in history by clocking an officially timed run of 6 minutes
20.47 seconds, besting the previous record by more than twenty seconds.
Jiggy Jiggy HANDLED.
Launch Control: Higgins and Pastrana duel at the Oregon Trail Rally -- Episode 2.4
Launch Control - Season 2, Episode 4 - "Higher Grounds"
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With the first two events in the 2014 Rally America Championship complete,
Subaru Rally Team USA has claimed two podium finishes; a win at SnoDrift
Rally for David Higgins, and 2nd Place for Travis Pastrana at the Rally in
the 100 Acre Wood. Now, the team's focus shifts to the third round of the
Rally America Championship, the Oregon Trail Rally, where the goal is to
get both Subaru team cars on the podium together.
The Oregon Trail Rally was the second event back with the Subaru team for
Travis Pastrana after over three years away from the sport. Pastrana has
been getting up to speed with his new 2014 Subaru WRX STI while working for
the first time with veteran co-driver Chrissie Beavis. The duo were clearly
another step faster in Oregon and
took the lead of the event early, winning three of the four stages held on
David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew hit trouble early on the second day,
dropping over a minute to Pastrana in the process. As Higgins began to
charge back he was then hit with time penalties for hitting cones in a
chicane, thus putting himself even farther behind Pastrana. Higgins found
himself still nearly 40 seconds adrift of Pastrana at the start of the
Higgins and Drew had just six stages covering 40 miles to make up those 40
seconds and they went flat out to do so. The battle goes down to the final
stages...who would emerge victorious in the battle of the teammates?
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About Subaru Rally Team USA
Subaru Rally Team USA is managed by Vermont SportsCar and proudly supported
by Subaru of America, Inc., Subaru Tecnica International (STI), Method Race
Wheels, Royal Purple, RECARO, PIAA and Race Proven. Follow the team on
twitter: @srtusa, Instagram: @srtusa and online at www.subaru.com/rally
Climb - Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a Monster
Ride on the bumper of a screaming 910hp, Twin-turbo, All-wheel Drive, 150 mph Suzuki SX4 as it
races up one of the world's most dangerous hills. An attempt by the
"Monster" to break his own record of 10:01:41...
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 29, 2010) -- For the fifth consecutive time,
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima combined experience, skill and Falken Tires to
claim overall victory in the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International
Although he did not set a new Pikes Peak record, one day before his 60th
birthday, Tajima continues to hold the current overall record for reaching
the peak, beating hill climb veterans Paul Dallenbach and Rhys Millen in
the Unlimited Class. He drove his new 910-hp Monster Sport Suzuki SX4 Hill
Climb Special on Falken WildPeak A/T tires, the powerful new line of
all-terrain, all-season tires Falken launched this past April.
Following Exhaustive tests in a
Japanese wind tunnel facility, Monster's 2010 Pikes Peak race car underwent
extensive aerodynamic changes to better adapt to the modified road surface
on the race to the clouds, which assumed a smoother tarmac and less gravel
than last year. Thinning air ascending the mountain robs most motors of
their power by 30 or more percent, but the increase in horsepower over last year's
race car helped push the driver forward.
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