My big gripe with open-wheel race cars is that they are so far removed from any car that I would ever own, drive or interact with that they bear little relevance to my life. Which is why Subaru’s WRX STI Type RA was so cool: it started out as a normal STI that you or I could buy. But then Prodrive got their hands on…
Earlier this month, Subaru driver Mark Higgins set a blazing average speed of 128.72 mph at one of the most treacherous race courses there is at the Isle of Man TT race. The record-shattering lap was fun enough to watch from outside of the car, but now there’s footage from inside—narrated by Higgins himself.
I can’t stop thinking about Mark Higgins lapping the Isle of Man TT course in just 17:35 earlier this week. Subaru ran another attempt today, so we’ll see if they’ve managed to beat their own record again soon. In the meantime, show us some decent car GIFs, because they don’t get better than this.
Mark Higgins set the speed record in a car for the Isle of Man TT course earlier this week, and now he’s back to show some quietly terrified journalists (minus Jalopnik’s own racer-correspondent Robb Holland, who is covering the event and is also incapable of fear) just how crazy you have to be to attempt such a…
Subaru has been owning the Isle of Man TT car lap record for years, recently setting it in an almost-stock WRX STI. Now they’ve beaten the record again, twice, with driver Mark Higgins behind the wheel of a heavily-modified WRX STI.
The Isle of Man is a small scenic stretch of land situated in a spot of sea between the United Kingdom and Ireland. It’s also the home to one of the most (if not THE most) insane bit of motorsports on the planet.
In 2011, a Subaru WRX STI driven by Mark Higgins made history with a 19 minute, 37 second lap around the Isle of Man TT's Snaefell Mountain Course at 115.356 MPH. This year, he broke that record in a 2015 WRX STI. Now we can see and hear how that happened.
There is something lovely that, sadly, most racecars lack. It's called an emergency brake and mastering the use of it will make you a master driver. Here's how to do it. And as an added bonus, here's what happens when you put a NASCAR driver in a rally car.
What happens when you put a 2015 Subaru WRX STI with a three-time British rally champion on the most dangerous race track in the world and tell him to set a word record? You get a world record. It may sound simple, but having seen it first hand I can tell you it's anything but.
Mark Higgins wasn't satisfied with his previous record set on Wednesday, so he took out his 2015 Subaru Impreza WRX STI again around the 37 mile TT course and set a new one at 117,5 mph.
Subaru sent Mark Higgins to the Isle of Man again in a new WRX STI to beat his own record around the Tourist Trophy course. Which he just did, doing an average of 116.40 mph on that crazy circuit. That's roughly as fast as Stirling Moss on acid.
Subaru's now famous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is 40 years old. Contrary to what you might expect, the first couple of Subarus using it were not turbocharged racecars fighting against the mud and snow but rather affordable coupes and family cars in need of some extra grip. The Japanese company has been commited to…