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 |  Jan 16 2014, 8:32 AM

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Travis Pastrana has ditched the Dodge Dart and will be rejoining the Subaru Rally Team for the 2014 Rally America Championship.

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 |  Apr 22 2013, 5:46 PM

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Subaru has released a new web series called “Launch Control,” giving viewers an in-depth look at the Subaru Rally Team USA and the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team as they compete in the 2013 race season.

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 |  Aug 09 2011, 9:10 PM

Back in June Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins demolished the previous Mt. Washington Hill Climb record. And now there’s the video to prove it.

With a time of 6:11.47, Higgins beat the standing record of 6:41.99, set by the original Audi Quattro back in 1998 by a half a minute. The time was even ahead of the unofficial new record of 6:20.47 set by Travis Pastrana last year.

Watch the video after the jump:

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 |  Nov 02 2009, 7:51 PM

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We were really excited when we started reading Subaru’s latest SEMA press release, as it listed things like a 400-hp WRX STI, the word’s “rally-prepped” and “Ken Block.” That was all well and good, but entirely too normal for a SEMA show car. And that’s what we discovered upon continued reading as we downloaded the solitary photo from Subaru’s media site. Yikes!

Along with all that good stuff, is a truly SEMA-rific TRAX system, provided by Mattracks, which replaces the car’s tires for some even more serious off-roading.

The car was built by Subaru Rally Team USA’s technical partner, Vermont SportsCar, and features a stripped down shell, roll cage, carbon fiber door panels and carbon/Kevlar Recaro racing seats with a HANS device. It makes 400-hp and 400 ft-lbs of torque and uses a KAPS 5-seed gearbox.

Even sillier than the TRAX system is the fact that the car comes with its own sleigh.

Subaru says the WRX STI TRAX is just in time for the holidays. We’re pretty sure this monstrosity just officially marked the start of SEMA.

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Official release after the jump:

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