Watch This Subaru WRX STI Go on an Epic Bobsled Run

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

When you’re record-setting Mark Higgins, sometimes it’s hard to find new places to race.

And that’s why Higgins and a heavily-modified 2015 Subaru WRX STI decided to do what no other car has done: drive down a bobsled track.

Before the team made the journey to the Swiss Alps, Prodrive modified the Isle of Man record-setting car, adding extra bracing and tires that are now banned from the World Rally Championship (WRC). Higgins is also the same person that set the Isle of Man record, and his resume includes being a stunt driver in various movies including Fast and Furious 6.

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But a bobsled track is unfamiliar territory, especially for a car. It’s not a flawless run, and we can’t imagine any vehicle that could do it perfectly, but is it a joy to watch.

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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 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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