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Mark Higgins improves its record in the Isle of Man with the Subaru WRX Prodrive

Last week you had as the Subaru WRX STI, improved by Prodrive and piloted by Mark Higgins, had considerably lowered the previous record of the urban circuit of the Isle of Man in a passenger, precisely also appeared on records with the British driver and Japanese sports model.

In the first attempt, the British pilot, who precisely was born in the well-known Isle of Man by the competition of two-wheel lovers, was a time of 17 minutes, 49 seconds and 75 cents, or what is the same, a meda of 204 km / h speed.

This weekend, rider and car would become to see the faces on the street circuit, most spectacular and dangerous in the world. Higgins and WRX STI Prodrive had a second attempt to beat his own record again, and no, not wasted it.

The human and the machine came back to merge to fight off the streets, curbs, signals and streetlights of the Isle of Man. On this second occasion they managed to stop the Chrono 14 seconds before that in the previous attempt. In this way, they completed the layout in 17 minutes and 35 seconds, with an average speed of 207 mph.


Increasingly data are closer to achieved by experienced pilots and their competition bikes played life in each meter of the circuit. Subaru WRX STI Prodrive reached a speed tip of vertigo: 290 km / h.

The Organization had scheduled three attempts for Higgins and his Subaru to compete against the stopwatch, but unfortunately, a terrible accident in fatal motorcycle career forced to suspend the third round.

As I already had a few days ago, the vehicle had been prepared specially for the occasion, both in your engine the part cycle. This car of less than 1,200 kilos achieves an output of 600 horses, i.e. each for every kilo gets half horse power. A brutal figure. This allows you to accelerate from 0 to 100 in 2.5 seconds.

Other parts such as chassis, transmission, brakes and aerodynamics are suitably adjusted to this event. The tyres are a few slick signed by Dunlop which are used in the British Touring Car Championship.

Source | Subaru

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