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.
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High-speed ride with Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins at STPR 2012
Ride inside the cockpit and on the front bumper with David Higgins and Craig Drew in their Subaru Rally Team USA STI as they race flat out through the forest stages of Pennsylvania's STPR Rally. Watch more videos at www.subaru.com/rally
Subaru driver David Higgins completed the biggest comeback of his career to finish second overall on the sinuous and technical dirt roads of Pennsylvania's 2012 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR), round four of six in the 2012 Rally America National Championship. Higgins dropped over three minutes to the leaders after a mechanical problem struck his Subaru on the event's first stage dropping him down to 13th Overall. With his BFGoodrich-tires shod Subaru WRX STI fully repaired for STPR's second and much longer day of rallying, Higgins pushed hard and climbed the leaderboard, finding himself on the podium at the finish. The strong result retains Higgins' substantial lead in the 2012 Rally America Championship standings and puts him within a handful of points of securing his second straight Rally America crown with two events still remaining.
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.
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 RallyCross Championship.
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.
330kph Flying Twisting Wheelie
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Tommy Searle Muddy Crash Kegums Moto 2
Tommy Searle going DNF-DNF in Kegums Latvia due to mechanical issues
Jeffrey Herlings is now 41 points ahead of Tommy Searle in the championship
Tommy Searle abandonne lors des deux manches à Kegums en Lettonie sur problèmes mécaniques.
Jeffrey Herlings compte maintenant 41 points d'avance sur Tommy Searle au championnat
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Review (part 1)
A Full review of the kawasaki ninja 300 in Sydney, Australia
Just a brief over view of my experience while riding it, a look at the bike and some features included in the new bike
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Subaru Legacy review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/subaru/legacy/estate/review
Previous versions of the Subaru Legacy Estate had a reputation for offering robust, practical transport. Even though the current version has added a dose of much needed luxury and interior comfort, it sticks to those principles. Available only as an estate and with just two engines and trim levels, the range isn't massive, but all cars have plenty of equipment and offer punchy performance. Four-wheel drive is standard, and while it's not an SUV in terms of ground clearance, it can handle surprisingly rough terrain. On smoother roads it's comfortable, and has loads of space for people and luggage.
Travis Pastrana sets record for Mt. Washington hillclimb
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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Isle of Man TT Superbike Race 2011
Footage from the Isle of Man TT Races. TT Superbike Race 2011 from the start line opposite the grandstand. First 10 or so riders off the line, first pitstops, and the flag finish. Cam Donald makes a small mistake of reverting to the old stop box method of pit lane speed control. No bother, the legend still got a second place! Top stuff!