Subaru’s factory-backed driver and madman Mark Higgins broke the Isle of Man record this year for four-wheeled vehicles not once but twice in one week. The lovely folks over at Subaru had me out to the Isle of Man to take a close look at the car. I can tell you they didn’t just build a car—they built a weapon.
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Floods in San Francisco? STI! (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Yes, this is a fantastic stripped, caged, and race-prepped Subaru (the great Gobstopper II). Yes, this is a fantastic driver (Roger Clark). And yes, this is a fantastic onboard (the fastest lap yet of the circuit). That's fine, but I'm going to need to drive this racetrack now.
What happens when you're a factory-backed Formula Drift driver with a quarry for a backyard? You get your friends over for a Fox Mustang vs Subaru STI vs rally AE86 vs drift Nissan vs Fiesta ST jump drift dirt fest.
If there's anything more inconsiderate than fire, I don't want to know about it. These guys know what I'm talking about. They're trying to enjoy a bit of snow hoonage in a Subaru STI when the engine catches fire and puts an end to their fun.
Today we learned that United's 787 Dreamliner isn't exactly revolutionary, but it's quiet and fuel efficient. Could it really be as good on gas as, say, a Subaru STI? One of our readers decided to find out.
It turns out that a Subaru STI isn't just a fast car, it's also a pretty good hurdler! Here we see one leap some barrels at what appears to be a very safe and professional race circuit.
Somewhere in Moscow there is a white Subaru STi weaving and sliding through traffic like a drunk madman. If you're watching this, Subaru driver, we want to tell you that you're a reckless asshole.
Two absolutely gnarly-sounding rally replicas took to a back lot in Spokane, WA to settle the score: who can get more sideways? We think there's a clear winner, but it has nothing to do with slip angle.
At the same time it announced the WRX STI Spec C's joining Subaru's permanent lineup, instead of being limited-edition only, Subaru introduced us to the WRX STI tS. Yes, it seems all is well in the Japanese domestic market.
This is the 2011 Subaru STI A-Line sedan, a turbocharged parts-bin wonder that ditches a clutch pedal in favor of a torque converter and a bunch of whirling clutchpacks. No, you can't buy it here.
Homologate [ho'malegat]: verb. 1) approve for sale in a particular market or use in a particular class of racing. 2) express agreement with or approval of. 3) set something up to be loved by Jalopnik. STI sedan, anyone?
We've got a theory: Subaru uses two teams developing alternating generation platform designs. The teams compete to out-do each other with progressively uglier vehicles. This independently designed WRX STI proves such mustn't be the case.
Late at night, the driver of this Subaru STI swerved to miss a deer, lost control, hit a tree, flipped twice, plowed through a stop sign and another tree. Everyone inside walked away. Mega-gallery below.
As the Lions continued their glorious downward spiral yesterday, reinforcing their spot as the losingest team in the NFL at 0-12, we think one Subaru enthusiast thought his beloved Impreza would like to get in on some football watchin' action. With clearance coming in at just under an inch, the Subaru was driven up…
Subaru is celebrating 20 years of hi-po Scoobies with a 300-unit run of WRX STi Anniversary Edition models. The main differences of importance to enthusiasts are in the suspension, where new coilover damper units stiffen up the handling and carry 18-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. Flat black details and…
This is a damn awesome video of how the guys at Subaru Rally Team USA tear down and build up a stock Subaru WRX STI into a snarling rally beast in about 800 hours of work — all compressed into three minutes. The only thing that would make this better is if it was scored with "Flight of the Bumblebee," as obviously…