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.
Crossover Challenge - "The Ramp"
An independent testing organization put unmodified, factory-spec,
all-wheel-drive vehicles from various manufacturers through a very
difficult test. See if Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is up for the
challenge in this entertaining video. Learn more at
Launch Control: Higgins fights Block through extreme adversity at Ojibwe Rally - Episode 13
Launch Control - Episode 13: In The End, Season Finale Part 1
Watch all episodes of Launch Control here:
If it was simple, anyone could do it. There would be no need for hours of
toil. No reason for endless development. There would be no need to race.
But instead, the pursuit of speed never ends.
Race cars might run on fuel, but they are built and driven with heart. It's
been a season full of highs and lows, but with just two rally events
remaining, and a championship up for grabs, the time for heart is now.
The 2013 Ojibwe Forests Rally features nearly 140 miles of technical sandy
gravel roads around the western Minnesota town of Detroit Lakes. In rally,
you race the elements as well as your opponents. The concern here at Ojibwe
Rally is dust. Even a 3-minute dust window might not be enough to get a
clear line of sight when racing at speed. Ken Block is first on the road,
and evidence of a difficult event is already apparent. As David and Craig
pull up to the start line behind Block, the dust still lingers around them.
As expected the dust eats away at their visibility. Only seconds into a
2-day rally and the team knows they are losing time. Sections of clear
vision build confidence only to have that confidence ripped away by a wall
of dust. The team will end day one down by over a minute. Not exactly the
race they had hoped for.
However, as the cars set out to start the second day of racing, the wind
has picked up which should help visibility. With over a minute to make up,
David and Craig know they need to gain ground with every mile.
Early on day two, Higgins loses the power steering, then shortly thereafter
something in the road surface snaps the wheel which seriously injures his
hand. After exiting the stage, Higgins and Drew pull over and work under
the hood to try and repair the power steering when Higgins' foot is run
over and injured by a passing SUV. Two injuries to the Subaru team driver
in less than an hour could spell the end of their rally, putting their
championship hopes in peril.
On the season finale of Launch Control, Subaru Rally Team USA tries to save
their championship hopes. All while looking ahead to a new season in both
disciplines. A championship will be handed out at the final event of the
year. Will Subaru be handed a trophy, or a hand shake? That's next time on
the season finale of Launch Control.
This is everything it takes to win. This is everything that gets in the way
of victory. This is launch control.
Produced by Formula Photographic Inc.
Follow the teams on Twitter & Instagram: http://www.twitter.com/srtusa /
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.
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.
You can buy the Race DVD's here in best quality:
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
For more motorsports, check out http://win.gs/1exDN2F
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.
Four girls reactions to 900hp Nissan GTR
http://www.InductionPerformance.com - How will four girls react to a 900 horsepower Nissan GTR
by Induction Performance? As seen dominating at the 2013 FL2K event, watch
and see how J "tezza" Camacho, Stephanie Wilson, Kimi Beattease, and Mary
F. White react to their first ride in a 9 second Nissan GT-R!
2012 Nissan GTR specifications:
-Induction Performance Custom Tune
-Induction Performance Stage 2 Package
-Precision turbo & Engine Stage 1
-Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injectors
-Induction Performance Built 3.8 VR38 Engine
-Jacks Transmissions Drag 800 Transmission
-Boost Logic Race Intercooler Kit
Meet the models! Check out their Facebook pages for more pics, info, and
J 'tezza' Camacho
Owner of TezzaVision Productions
Model for Blue Chair Bay Rum
Mary F. White
About Induction Performance:
A leader of automotive innovation and performance, Induction Performance
has been supplying the world of speed-savvy enthusiasts with ample amounts
of Boost for years. Built on the
premise of daily driven, reliable performance, Induction Performance is
ready to turn your car into a work of speed and art!
Learn more about Induction Performance by visiting below:
What's that chrome car? Appearing in this video is the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST
from my involvement as an agent for the #FiestaMovement. Ford provided me
with a 2014 Ford Fiesta, gas, insurance, and admin costs.
Ice Flow Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
DC SHOES: KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND; SAN FRANCISCO
DC and Ken Block present Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San
Shot on the actual streets of San Francisco, California, GYM5 features a
focus on fast, raw and precise driving action. Filmed over four days,
director Ben Conrad and his team are back to work on their second Gymkhana
production and delivered the entire city of San Francisco as Ken Block's
personal gymkhana playground. DC Shoes also provided fellow DC athlete and
longtime Ken Block friend, Travis Pastrana, to make a cameo appearance on
his dirtbike, and S.F. resident Jake Phelps of Thrasher Magazine fame also
makes a cameo as Block hoons S.F. in his most incredible Gymkhana yet.
For more information check us out at http://www.dcshoes.com/auto
WRC Rally Catalunya 2011 (HD)
Buy DVDs with more content at http://www.Rallymediashop.nl.
Also check my playlists:
RallyMedia season 2013: http://bit.ly/1apk5my
RallyMedia season 2012: http://bit.ly/1cz1AB9
Popular Uploads: http://bit.ly/GQwMxF
WRC videos: http://bit.ly/1acoAQ5
Thanks for watching!
Some information about Rallymedia: Rally videos of the Dutch, Belgian and
World Rally Championship. (WRC)
All in professional HD quality with pure sound. All footage is made and
edited by Joost Schouten from The Netherlands.
The WRC events you can find on this channel: WRC Rally Catalunya, Wales,
Norway, Deutschland Rallye, Italia Sardinia, Portugal, Finland and
Other events are Legend Boucles de Spa, Zandvoort, TankS, OVD Short Rally
Ede, Rallye de Wallonie, Sezoensrally Bocholt, ELE Rally, Exotic Green GTC,
RallyPro Amsterdam, Hellendoorn, Rallye du Condroz and the Conrad Euregio
You can find a big variety of cars in the videos. WRC's like the Ford
Fiesta, Citroen DS3, Mini Cooper, Subaru Impreza, Citroën C4, Ford Focus,
Skoda Fabia, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla.
But also non WRC cars like: Ford Fiesta S2000, Mitsubishi Lancer, BMW 1M,
BMW M3, BMW 130i, BMW 325i, Porsche 911, Nissan 350Z, Opel Astra, Peugeot
205, Volvo 240, Opel Kadett, Ford Escort, Renault Clio and many more.
Algo de información sobre Rallymedia: videos del World Rally Championship
(WRC) y del Rally Holandés y Belga.
Todo en calidad HD premium y sonido auténtico. Todas las escenas son
filmadas y editadas por Joost Schouten de Holanda.
Los eventos de WRC que puedes encontrar en este canal son: WRC Rally
Cataluña, Gales, Noruega, Alemania, Italia Sardinia, Portugal, Finlandia y
el Acrópolis de Grecia.