Watch the Record-Setting 2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Lap

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

A new record was set at this year’s Isle of Man TT, and the video is exhilarating – and slightly terrifying – to watch.

Piloting a 2016 Subaru WRX STI Time Attack car, driver Mark Higgins set a new record of 17 minutes and 35 seconds, running at an average speed of 128.73 mph.

This beats the previous record, also held by Higgins, of 19 minutes and 26 seconds. His average speed was also faster than his previous record of 116.7 mph.

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Subaru provides the typical live data on the car with things like speed and rpms, but it also provides you with Higgins’ heart rate, respiratory rate and skin temperature while he’s running the lap.

For 2016, Subaru put together a purpose-built car just for the Isle of Man TT Course.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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