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 takes on Block at Rally in the 100 Acre Wood - Episode 5
Launch Control - Episode 5: David vs. Goliath
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David Higgins and Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA may be back-to-back
champions, but at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, Ken Block has been king.
A win here at round two for Higgins would rock the boat and shake things up
for the rest of the series. But, an overnight storm in Missouri has dumped
snow on the high-speed stages, placing the whole outcome into question. Can
the teams keep it on the road in the treacherous conditions? Can Higgins
and Drew get their first career win at this event?
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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).
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!
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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.
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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
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