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780hp Subaru Impreza Gobstopper II wins Goodwood shootout [video]

A Subaru Impreza WRX STI with 780hp wows the crowd at Goodwood Festival of Speed. How fast was the Subaru?

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Olly Clark, son of rally great Roger Clark, sets the fastest hillclimb time of the 2015 Festival of Speed driving a Subaru. Check out the winning Subaru Impreza WRX STI's massive rear wing.

It’s called the “Gobstopper II” and it was driven by Britain’s Olly Clark who is the son of four-time British Rally Championship winner Roger Clark. Clark won the exciting Time Attack event at Goodwood this weekend in his radical 780hp Subaru Impreza “Gobstopper II” on the final day of the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Top 10 Shootout.

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI won a close competition with a winning lap of 44.91 at 145 mph while running the 1.16 mile hillclimb course. Olly Clark beat Jean-Phillippe Dayraut in the Mitijet Mini Pikes Peak of ice racing king Jean-Philippe Dayraut by just over half a second. Third spot went to Rod Millen from New Zealand in a Toyota Celica Pikes Peak, with a time of 45.8 seconds.

No one came close to the all-time course record of 41.6 seconds and the record survives for a 16th year, having been set by Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren Formula One car back in 1999.

Clark’s 780hp Subaru Impreza “Gobstopper II” WRX STI was built specifically to compete in the Time Attack Championship, where competitors have to complete a lap of a track as quickly as possible, but are timed against the clock instead of racing directly against each other. This year the title goes to a Subaru who beats a fast MINI and a Toyota Celica to win the Goodwood Festival of Speed shootout.

Check out the impressive Gobsstopper II video.

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