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Subaru of America will be showing off several of their record setting race cars alongside custom Subaru Performance Tuning models at this year’s SEMA Show. Also at the Subaru booth this year will be the Isle of Man record setting WRX STI making its US debut alongside David Higgins’ 2011 Rally America Champion WRX STI.
Subaru also plans on debuting several custom performance cars including their Subaru Performance Tuning 2012 WRX STI 4-door, Kicker Audio 2012 WRX STI 5-door, Subaru 2012 Impreza Sport 5-door accessory vehicle, Subaru 2012 Impreza 4-door accessory vehicle and Subaru 1986 XT Drive Magazine restoration project car.
Both SRT USA drivers David Higgins and Dave Mirra will also be at the Subaru booth to sign autographs on November 1st from 11 AM-1 PM and November 2nd from 11 AM-1 PM.
There is no need to worry if you can’t get enough Top Gear paraphernalia because there is no shortage of collector items in sight.
The Isle of Man, famous for the Isle of Man TT and a popular backdrop for past Top Gear specials, is now offering a series of stamps to celebrate the most entertaining motoring show in the world (you just read that in Jeremy Clarkson’s voice).
The designs on the stamps pay tribute to six memorable Top Gear Challenges, including efforts to create their own amphibious automobile, a better caravan, an electric vehicle, a Reliant Robin space shuttle, a caravan airship, and finally a journey across the North Pole in a Toyota Hilux.
Pick up your Top Gear stamps at the Isle of Man Post Office.
Subaru has announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement of the Isle of Man TT Races and rather than just sit idly by, the AWD turbo 4-banger brand is looking to participate, running a WRX STI on several timed laps of the famous TT motorcycle course.
The iconic motorcycle course is infamously known as one of the harshest test of man and machine. Professional British Rally driver Mark Higgins will drive a 305-hp Subaru WRX STI on the closed course run of the Snaefell Mountain Course. The Rally Champion and World Rally stage winner, will look to set the fastest time for a 4-cylinder engine production vehicle. The previous lap record of the same course was set in 1990, and the former test driver for Subaru is eager to beat it.
“I’m really excited at the opportunity,” said Higgins. “I know it will be hard work, but it’s a great challenge and I’m really looking forward to it.”
The US-spec Subaru WRX STI will race the 37 mile course with only minor modifications including a roll care, racing seats and harness as well as upgraded brake pads, Pirelli racing tires and a louder exhaust to alert fans of the on-coming car.
Once upon a time having a movie, film or video in HD was cool enough. Now you’re just not cutting it unless it’s in the wonderful world of 3D. For those that have witnessed Avatar on the big screen in 3D, you know that movie-watching has been changed forever and perhaps entertainment in general. Hell, even Nintendo’s upcoming hand held video game system will feature 3D (Nintendo 3DS) without the use of glasses.
The premise of this flick is to make the ‘World’s Fastest 3D Film’ which means enlisting the aid of Mercedes-Benz‘s SLS AMG and ex-Formula 1 driver David Coulthard. Toss in some helicopters, some expensive 3D cameras and some beautiful scenery and we’ve got magic in the making.
The film is 4 minutes and 2 seconds long and will be shown in Sky 3D abroad. When it’ll hit the States (if ever) we’re not sure, but we’re hoping we’ll be able to one day feast our eyes on the finished product in 3D, the way it was meant to be seen.
Make sure to check out the two videos after the break, in 2D naturally.