Subaru WRX STI Breaks Its Own Record at Isle of Man TT Course
The 2015 Subaru WRX STI continued to show its road racing prowess last week when it broke its own four-wheel lap record at the famous Isle of Man TT course, previously set in 2011 by the 2010 WRX STI. Mark Higgins navigated the sharp turns and fast elevation changes of the 37.8-mile course in just 19 minutes and 26 seconds earlier this month, marking an average clip of 116 mph and top speed of 160 mph!
Perhaps most astounding, Higgins raced around the course in a Subaru WRX STI that’s much like the one you can buy at a Subaru dealership today. The only modifications were to the springs and dampers so that the car could survive the course’s high-speed bumps and jumps without significant damage. Even the turbocharged 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer engine comes standard with the 2015 WRX STI.
“It was quite a lap we did today and I am really happy to have another record in the bank,” Higgins said after the race. “The chassis of the new car is so much better it really allowed me to pick up time in each sector in the more technical parts of the course.”
When you pick up your new Subaru vehicle at our New Jersey Subaru dealership in Lakewood, NJ, we don’t recommend that you try to break records like a professional rally car driver. But we do promise the high level of performance that our friends at Subaru give you every time you drive. Come in and speak with a sales representative today!