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Record-Setting Isle of Man Subaru Impreza WRX STI Made U.S Debut at 2011 SEMA Show

Video (05m:27s): 2011 Subaru WRX STI setting an all-time course record for the historic Isle of Man TT Mountain Course

Subaru debut its record-setting WRX STI at 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.  The car was driven by Subaru driver Mark Higgins, which set an average speed record of 115.356 MPH around the historic Snaefell Mountain Course this past June at the Isle of Man TT Race.  The previous record of 100 MPG stood for 21 years.

The single lap of 37.7 miles took 19 minutes 37 seconds with the WRX STI hitting speeds in excess of 162 MPH.

The record-setting Subaru Impreza WRX STI was a production U.S spec car running a standard 305 horsepower turbocharged boxer engine.

Some safety modifications were made to the car, which include a Lifeline fire suppression system, Hockley Motorsports roll cage, Motordrive competition seats, Mintex brake pads (but stock calipers and motors), and an open exhaust to warn spectators of the on-coming car.

The speed limit was turned off to allow a higher maximum speed; springs and dampers were changed to accommodate the numerous high-speed jumps on the circuit, sending the WRX STI almost four feet off the ground.

The WRX STI ran on street legal Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires.

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at Isle Of Man TT Race – pictures- Hi-res. Images

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - ISLE OF MAN TT

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