How Subaru WRX STI Wins Grueling Nurburgring 24-HR 2nd Year In-a-Row [Video]
Subaru Motorsports and STI are all about winning races and winning the Nurburgring 24-hour race is the pinnacle of racing achievement. It’s arguably the most grueling race on the planet. Subaru pulled off a Nurburgring 24-hour win for the second year in-a-row in May.
They did it with the 2016 Subaru WRX STI which is based on the production version. The performance car completed 121 laps (about 3,070km) in 24 hours to come out on top in the SP3T class for sub 2-liter turbo-charged vehicles.
The race car was changed to left-hand drive and it gets performance parts from Subaru Tecnica International, the motorsports division of Subaru. It’s powered by the Japanese production WRX STI S207 2.0-liter turbocharged EJ20 mill. It’s internals have been changed due to the reduced diameter of the air restrictor following revisions of the regulations.
Improvements in cornering speed for the twisty Nurburgring track, were accomplished by reducing body weight mainly in the overhangs to cut down the car’s moment of inertia. Aerodynamic performance of the car was also optimized for better balance of down force between the front and rear. The 2016 Subaru WRX STI and four drivers pulls off a Nurburgring 24-hour win for the second year in-a-row.
Watch the Nurburgring 24-hour race digest video
Source: SubaruGlobal TV
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