The fastest Subaru Crosstrek in the world has 600hp and it isn’t raced in the US. It’s a rallycar driven by Subaru Rally Team China. It was developed by Vermont SportsCar who builds the rallycars and Global Rallycross machines for Subaru here in the US. Now Subaru has a rally team in China.
David Higgins and Craig Drew were filling in for brother Mark Higgins who was busy setting new records at the Isle of Man TT course in the new 2017 WRX STI Time Attack car. Higgins and Drew flew overseas to join Subaru Rally Team China at Dengfeng Rally. They get to show the Chinese team how to drive a Crosstrek rallycar because rules won’t allow them to run a WRX STI because the car is not sold in China.
Meet the fastest Subaru Crosstrek in the world
Subaru commissioned Vermont SportsCar to build a new full rally-spec Crosstrek for the Subaru Rally Team China, and it’s their first time behind the wheel of the 600hp machine. Up until now, they’ve had a N spec rally car that was basically a stock version with some modifications for rallying.
Subaru Rally Team China has been a partner with Subaru for about a year and gets their first taste of what real rallying is about with the new Subaru Crosstrek rallycar. Watch the Launch Control: Made in America video.
Source: Subaru Motorsport