The union of Mark Higgins and the Subaru WRX STi gives as a result a new record in the Isle of Man. This little mathematical formula that includes a british world champion rally and a vehicle prepared for the occasion was fulfilled in 2011 and also in 2014, when Mark Higgins completed the 37 miles (59.54 km) of the urban design in a time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds, achieving an average speed of 189 km/h. A record which, however, has its days numbered since Mark Higgins has returned to the Isle of Man along with the japanese firm.
Subaru and the preparer british Prodrive have created a radical Subaru WRX STi for raiding again this record and although it may not be until next June 10, when we know the result and final state of the new attempt of Mark Higgins, to day of today already we can say that the record is surpassed. Mark Higgins and the Subaru WRX STi will have two more attempts to be able to reduce even more of your time, but in his first lap have stopped the clock in 17 minutes, 49 seconds and 750 milliseconds, implying that it has reached an average speed of 204,34 km/h.
Until we can know the time final and to see the images on board of the lap record, it should be remembered that this model is very close to being a competition car. The Subaru WRX STi Time Attack of Prodrive it has an engine of 2.0-liter boxer that offers 600 horsepower and 542 Nm of torque. It also has a DRS system, a transmission derived from the WRC and other elements close to the competition as its all-wheel-drive, electronic, suspension or brake system, in addition to the slick tyres Dunlop Sport Maxx in the BTCC. With a weight of 1,200 kilograms, its power to weight ratio is similar to that of a GT3.