Watch Higgins Hit 177mph in WRX STI Full Lap IOM Video
The 2016 Subaru WRX STI built by Prodrive and Subaru Tecnica International is a special car. It’s a purpose-built STI just for one specific purpose. Break the Isle of Man TT course four-wheel car lap record. Mark Higgins shattered the record with an average lap speed of 128.73 mph and a time of 17 minutes and 35 seconds.
This breaks the previous record held by Higgins of 116.47 mph and a time of 19 minutes and 26 seconds. The chassis is based on the World Rally car and is lighter, gets a paddle shift gearbox. The conditions on that day were super warm, “Probably a bit too warm” says Higgins. Read the full report on the Prodrive STI here.
Higgins takes a test lap to get a feel for the new Prodrive-build STI and heats up the tires. The STI gets through a few hairpin curves and hits 152 mph for the start of the record lap. Watch Mark Higgins hit 177 mph on Bray Hill.
Enjoy the 2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man TT-Flat Out video
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