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Isle of Man excites every petrolhead around the world. The no sped limit road on the popular island is also famous for speed records you would not imagine. The US division of Subaru will try to make anme for itself by attempting to establish a speed record on the Isle of Man roads. The record attempt will take place during the Isle of Man TT Course with rally driver Mark Higgins. 

Higgins will drive a 2016 Subaru WRX STI time attack car that was jointly developed by Subaru of America and Prodrive, with technical assistance provided by Subaru Tecnica International (STI). The new car is purpose built for the Isle of Man TT Course.

For 2016, Subaru of America decided to create a purpose built car that could tackle the arduous TT Course, which is similar in style to both the Nürburgring Nordschleife and Le Mans in the demands it puts on suspension and engines. 

It called upon the joint expertise of Prodrive for the design and build, and Subaru Technica International for technical assistance. Prodrive and Subaru have won three World Rally Championship Manufacturer titles together and three World Rally Championship driver titles.

In 2014, Subaru broke its own previous lap record around the 37-mile course, with an average lap speed of 117.51 mph and a time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds. The previous record of 115.36 mph was set in 2011 in a WRX STI.

“We are excited to be back and running on the Isle of Man TT course,” said Dominick Infante, National Manager of Product Communications, Subaru of America. “This is one of the most amazing road courses in the world and the Isle of Man TT is one of the most exciting races of the year. We have previously run the TT Course in near-stock Subaru WRX STIs, but this year we set out to design the ultimate WRX STI for this circuit.”


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