At Subaru, the phrase "The Fastest WRX STI Ever" refers to more than just top speed or maximum engine output. It implies driving with confidence. The WRX STI can be taken to its "fastest ever" performance by providing the driver with total driving control with confidence. As a result, the 2011 WRX STI recorded 7'55''00 at the Nürburgring racetrack, Subaru's fastest lap time ever, which is 4 seconds faster than the previous fastest time recorded in 2004.
The AMG Driving Academy
Automotive Rhythms' Hit man Geoff Reeves & Kimatni Rawlins had the fantastic opportunity to attend The AMG Driving Academy: 2 day Advanced Course at Road Atlanta which consisted of AMG's full model line: SLK55 AMG, C63 AMG, E63 AMG, CLK63 Black Series, SL63 AMG & the only car to be 100% designed by AMG themselves --the SLS AMG.
Porsche 918 Spyder
Porsche 918 Spyder in action in the hills of Carmel during Pebble Beach.
2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder
Eternal bonds, layers and rings of nature evoke timeless perfection in the intricate systems that comprise the symbiotic relationship between man and machine. Well the four rings of Audi represent such a thesis and have led to the manifestation of their first open top super car. The magnificence of the V10 engine puts the R8 V10 Spyder in the same conversation with Porsche 911 turbo, Aston Martin Vantage V12 and Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG. After all, Audi has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans this decade, so why not bring that winning spirit to public roads?
Nürburgring Lap with Tommi Mäkinen in the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Prototype - CAR and DRIVER
It's 7:30 on a cool May morning at the Nürburgring. I strap into the (left-side) passenger seat of the STI prototype used a month prior to set Subaru's latest lap time. We're given the all-clear for a half-hour of 'Ring fun.
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sets Nürburgring Lap Record - Feature http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2011-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-sets-nrburgring-lap-record
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan - Car News http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2011-subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-sedan-car-news
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 MPH.
Subaru Isle of Man TT Record Attempt
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.
2012 Subaru WRX STI: The Best Sports Car for the Money? - Ignition Episode 17
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago proves that Subaru has been making fun sports cars since before the BRZ.
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500HP Subaru Impreza STi Turbo Anti-Lag Backfiring!!
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