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Subaru Sets New Course Record, Isle of Man TT [video]

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Mark Higgins broke the lap record on June 6 driving a new 2015 Subaru WRX STI on the treacherous 37-mile course with an average lap speed of 117.510 MPH and a time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds.

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.

The car Higgins drove is a stock U.S.-spec 2015 WRX STI, with the exception of an FIA-spec roll-cage, racing seat and harness, fire suppression system and modified springs and dampers to handle the sustained high speeds and changing conditions of the course. The Subaru WRX STI also featured Dunlop Direzza tires and a high decibel straight exhaust for crowd safety. The speed limiter was also removed from the car.

Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man TT course record

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  1. craig watanabe July 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Nice but course the record is held by a 1000cc (61c.i.) CBR1000 Honda at 17:06.682 minutes at an average speed of 132.298 miles per hour (212.913 km/h). Cars are SLOOOOW. Ckeck out youtube “ride along” videos to see the amazing difference.

  2. jay jay w July 19, 2014 at 7:35 pm Reply

    cars are not slow production cars are slow if an F1 car was to run this circut(if you could call it a car)it would crush the cbr record simpley because they can corner incredibly fast and i am a bike fan

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