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.
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 Vintage Garage- 1998 Impreza 22B STI
The Subaru Impreza 22B STI is one of the rarest & most sought after Subarus
of all-time. Only 424 of these vehicles were produced & it was designed to
commemorate Subaru's 40th Anniversary as well as the third consecutive
manufacturers' title for Subaru in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
Subaru Concord Pond Run featuring Ken Block
Watch video footage of Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block and co-driver
Alex Gelsomino setting the record stage time for Concord Pond at the 2009
New England Forest Rally in their Vermont SportsCar prepared Impreza WRX
STI rally car for the Rally America National Championship series.
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.
2011 Subaru WRX STI Sedan Attacks the 'Ring
Subaru is billing its new 2011 WRX STI sedan is "the fastest WRX STI ever."
During a recent test at the Nurburgring, the sedan reportedly clocked a
7:55 lap around the famed circuit. Here's a Subaru-produced clip of the
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.
Team Hot Wheels - The Yellow Driver's World Record Jump
The Yellow Driver of Team Hot Wheels breaks the world record for distance
jump in a four-wheeled vehicle at the Indianapolis 500 on May 29th 2011.
Watch as the Yellow Driver, Tanner Foust, drops 10 stories down 90 feet of
orange track and soars 332 feet through the air.
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2015 Subaru WRX First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2015 Subaru WRX has an all new, horizontally
opposed four-cylinder engine that's turbocharged and intercooled. The aluminum,
direct-injected "boxer" makes 268 horsepower (at 5,600 rpm)
and 258 lbs-feet of torque from 2,000 -- 4,000 rpm. The 2015 Subaru WRX
gets a new six-speed manual transmission comes standard while a "Sport
Lineartronic™" continuously variable transmission (CVT) comes optional.
It features SI-DRIVE performance management with six-speed and eight-speed
manual shifting modes and steering wheel paddle shifters. The exterior is
nearly all new. The only exterior components shared with the Impreza are
the roof panel and deck-lid. Subaru is offering the 2015 Subaru WRX as a
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Ryan drives the brand-new for 2015 Subaru WRX. Can this new model live up
to its heritage? The new WRX is powered by a new 2.0-L flat-four with a
twin-scroll turbo making 268hp and 258
lb-ft peak powering all four wheels thanks to Subaru's Symmetrical
All-Wheel Drive system (50:50 in the 6MT, 45:55 variable in the CVT.)
Pricing was not announced at the time of the review, but we expect it will
be close to the outgoing models.
2015 Subaru WRX vs 2014 Ford Focus ST! Head 2 Head Ep. 50
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman gets his hands on the
all-new, 2015 Subaru WRX, as well as one of Motor Trend's favorite pocket
rockets, the Ford Focus ST. Each car costs about $30,000, sports a
2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
engine with similar power outputs, and features a 6-speed manual
transmission. The Subaru of course features a sporty version of the brand's
"symmetrical AWD" while the Focus makes due with just the front wheels
driven. However, since it first appeared, the Focus ST has wowed the Motor
Trend staff with ability to dance around corners and, generally, not drive
and feel like a front-wheel driver. We like the Focus ST so much that we
invited it to last year's Best Driver's Car. But does the Ford have what it
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