Manufacturers love to flaunt fast lap times, and Subaru is the latest company to show off a new record setting lap.
Piloting a U.S.-spec 2015 WRX STI, driver Mark Higgins managed to lap the 37.75-mile TT Mountain Course at the Isle of Man in a record-setting 19 minutes and 26 seconds while holding an average speed of 116 mph.
The car was nearly stock except for a few compulsory upgrades including an FIA-spec roll-cage, a racing seat and harness, a fire suppression system and modified springs and dampers. A different set of tires was also used to complete the run, and the speed limiter was removed.
Higgins also held the previous fastest-lap record, set in a 2010 Subaru WRX STI at 115 minutes and 36 seconds. “It was quite a lap we did today and I am really happy to have another record in the bank. The chassis on this new car is so much better it really allowed me to pick up time in each sector in the more technical parts of the course,” Higgins said. “Setting the record was both the most exhilarating and the most frightening thing I have ever done.”
GALLERY: 2015 Subaru WRX STI at Isle of Man
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