Watch the Subaru WRX STI Set an Isle of Man Lap Record

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is already claiming records and watching from the cockpit is quite the thrill.

A video detailing Mark Higgins’ record-setting run at the Isle of Man TT has been shared by the Japanese automaker, along with interesting data on Higgins himself including his heart rate, skin temperature and respiratory rate while behind the wheel of the WRX STI.

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The record-setting 19 minute and 26 second lap held an average speed of 116 mph through the rigorous 37.75-mile course and according to Subaru, the WRX STI was nearly stock except for a few necessary upgrades such as the FIA-spec roll cage, a racing set with harness, a fire suppression system and modified springs and dampers. Naturally, the speed limiter was removed and stickier tires were used for the run.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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