Here’s the first look at 2015 WRX STI attempting to break IOM record run
The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is making its last attempt at the Isle of Man record today. We don’t know the results yet, but Mark Higgins is making his last run around the 37 mile island today. Higgins and Subaru returned this weekend to the place where they set the record in 2011.
They are attempting to break their own fastest car lap time in a new 2015 Subaru WRX STI production car. Higgins has been aboard a production U.S.-spec 2015 Subaru WRX STI and has been running the famed Isle of Man TT Mountain course since Saturday. Can he break his own record?
U.S.-spec 2015 Subaru WRX STI modifications
The only modifications to the rally-bred STI were the addition of a roll-cage, race harness, fire suppression system and modified springs and dampers to handle the sustained ultra-high speeds of the course. In the record run at Isle of Man TT Mountain course set in 2011, Higgins took the U.S. production spec 2011 Subaru WRX STI for an incredible ride.
Higgins achieved speeds of 162 mph and a lapped time of 19 minutes 37 seconds over the 37-mile track, navigating more than 200 corners. Can Subaru and Higgins break that incredible fastest car lap time in the new 2015 WRX STI performance car?
Last attempt is today
The 2015 Subaru WRX STI was to complete 3 timed runs on Saturday May 31, Monday June 2 and today June 4. The 37.8 mile road that tours the island that is near the UK, will be completely closed for the attempted record run and the event “has been the subject of comprehensive consultation with all relevant parties,” according to Subaru.
We should know later today if Mark Higgins was able to break his own record from 2011. The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is making its last run today. Stay tuned to Torque News for the results of the IOM record run attempt.
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