Subaru Officially Crushes Mt. Washington Hill Climb Record

Subaru Officially Crushes Mt. Washington Hill Climb Record

After having just set the Isle of Man TT record, Subaru can now add another to its list after driver David Higgins smashed the official hillclimb record at New England’s highest mountain, Mt. Washington over the weekend.

The record for the 7.6-mile Mt. Washington “Climb To The Clouds” Hill Climb was last set in 1998, with a time of 6:41.99 in the legendary Audi Quattro. This year, Higgins shattered the record in a Subaru Impreza WRX STI with a time of 6:11.47—handily beating out Travis Pastrana’s unofficial 6:20.47 record from last year, as well.

As per the 6,288-ft. mountain’s reputation, weather provided additional difficulties. “It was a very big challenge because the road was still wet in spots and would turn very slick suddenly,” said Higgins. “With the clouds the visibility was so low I could hardly see past the hood of my car.”

The Subaru Rally Team moves on to Maine for the New England Rally, through the weekend of July 15th and 16th, where Higgins will defend his honor as Rally America’s points leader.

GALLERY: David Higgins Mt. Washington Record Run


  • Carbo

    I’d love to see Subaru make a Suzuki Samurai style unit. I think there is a real market for the Samurai/Wrangler style mini-trucks. An awd diesel-powered Subaru “Jeep” would be a big hit. Sign me up right now if the folks at Subaru ever decide to make one. A rag-top would be offered of course.

  • Warrendrahota

    Higgins never gets enough credit!!! He always kills it!!!