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: Higgins fights Block through extreme adversity at Ojibwe Rally - Episode 13
Launch Control - Episode 13: In The End, Season Finale Part 1
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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.
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Launch Control: Subaru chases mid-season podiums at GRC Charlotte – Episode 2.10
Launch Control - Season 2, Episode 10 – “Mid-Season Restart”
The team at Vermont SportsCar works flat out at the shop to prepare the
rally and rallycross cars in Vermont before leaving for GRC Charlotte.
Bucky Lasek and Sverre Lasek start the event off with heat wins, but can
they convert that to a podium finish?
It is hard to believe that, ten races in, Subaru Rally Team USA is only at
the halfway point of their long season. The 2014 Rally America Championship
and Red Bull Global Rallycross series combine to make a grueling and hectic
Perspective can get lost amidst the chaos. Team owner, Lance Smith is
responsible for maintaining that perspective. With the Rally America
Championship clinched for another year, and podium finishes becoming more
frequent in Rallycross, Lance must now shift his team’s year-long goals
to the next phase.
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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.
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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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.
WRX Sti (570 HP, 573 TQ) Tuned by Topspeed
2004 WRX Sti with over 12K in mods. Tuned by Top Speed of Atlanta GA, Dyno run @ 454 HP and 457
TQ. Mods include 850cc injectors, Hi Flow Fuel Pump, Perrin FMIC, methanol
injection, Garrett Tubo (26psi), Perrin Boost controler, full tubo back exahust
(catless), uppipe, downpipe, cold air intake, Perrin blow off valve Cobb
Access Port piggyback ECU and track tuned suspension. This is my third WRX,
I purchased this car with the mods and tune done. I know there is more but
this is all I know. The car ran an 11.2 QM and reaches 60 mph in aprox 3.2
seconds. My 65 year old uncle who has raced cars his whole life and owns
multiple 600+ HP cars one of which is a wheelies Kit car with a blown 454
producing 650 WHP took a ride in this Subie and said after the ride that it
was the fastest car he had ever driven. I am sure he has had a few 10
second cars or even high 9 sec. He said it was the fastest car he had
driven but I doubt it. I would say that it is the fastest 0-100 he had ever
driven. Old dudes have no idea what horse power can do in combination with
AWD. He was blown away. I just got the car last month and have already
raced a new Z06 Vette from a 2nd gear roll and pulled 5 links on him to 145
Worlds Fastest Subaru WRX STi
WATCH AS ALI AFSHAR, CREATOR OF THE WORLDS FASTEST STI, SHOWS US HOW TO
TAKE THESE SUBARU IMPREZAS, WRX'S AND STI'S FROM STOCK PERFORMERS TO
MODIFIED WORLD CLASS CONTENDERS.