a couple of months ago we announced, the team formed by the Subaru WRX STI and Mark Higgins would come back to try to beat the record of the Isle of Man. In 2014 already achieved this milestone, crossing the 59,54 kilometers (37 miles) in 19 minutes and 15 seconds, riding at an average speed of 189 km/h. However, this brand has lasted little, since Higgins and his Subaru have been overcome by improving the record.
For this occasion allied to Prodrive, who was in charge of the preparation of the WRX STI. The approach was to try to the record three times and on the 10th of June, making official the results. There has been No wait, since the first has done it a long time 17 minutes and 49,75 seconds. That would be a new record, having also reached a speed average of 204,34 km/h.
it is not Yet official, because Higgins still may try to overcome this mark up to two more times. Now, with less pressure and a better knowledge of the path, we don’t be surprised if they lower the time to a few seconds. In any case, the result of this adventure will be confirmed on 10 June when we see the chrono final, surely accompanied by a spectacular video onboard that certifies.
In regards to the details of the vehicle, this Subaru WRX STI Time Attack made by Prodrive is able to develop a 600 HP and 542 Nm with its boxer engine of 2.0 liters. If to this we add that only weighs 1,200 kg and has the technology of competition as a DRS or transmission of the WRC, is converted in a machine very full. The taper extends to the suspensions, and brakes, plus tire Dunlop Sport Maxx, which come from the BTCC.
Source – Prodrive
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