Subaru releases in-car footage of Mark Higgin’s record setting run at the most recent Isle of Man TT
The Isle of Man TT, the festival of two wheel insanity that just wrapped up at the end of May is increasingly attracting the four crowd. Mark Higgins, driving a heavily modified Subaru WRX STI shattered his own record completing the 37-mile course in 17 minutes and 35 seconds with an average speed of 128.73 miles per hour. He beat the previous record he had set with a lap time of 19 minutes and 26 seconds at an average speed of 116.47 miles per hour.
Subaru has released full ride video proof of Mark Higgin’s epic drive from within the vehicle. This should do wonders to silence those who don’t believe such and incredible speeds were attained on such a dangerous course.
The Isle of Man is an incredibly dangerous race with riders losing their lives every year. In the most recent race, five riders lost their lives.
Performance modifications to the Subaru WRX STI
The Subaru WRX STI driven in the record-setting event was modified by Prodrive specifically to compete in the Isle of Man. The vehicle has a 2.0-liter WRC engine putting out a massive 550 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Power is channeled to the wheels wrapped in racing slick tires. The transmission is a rally optimized box built specifically for the Isle of Man course.
Special modifications extended to the exterior of the vehicle in the form of an active rear wing. Driver Mark Higgins was able to push a button to retract the wing on the straightaways in order to go as fast as possible.
Looking at the increase in speed over last year’s record, I look forward to seeing what is achieved at next year’s race. That was incredibly fast Subaru WRX STI.