With all the focus, quite rightly, on Subaru’s excellent new BRZ, the company has decided to give the Impreza WRX STI a bit of a boost. Quite literally, by offering a new 340R power upgrade.
We make no apologies for this Subaru special issue of ROAD Magazine this month, so if you’re not a fan of the incredible Pleiades-star cluster brand, you can still read Neil Cole’s column on the Monte Carlo rally and our report from the last month’s Autosport Show.
Yesterday we brought you news of the record lap set by British Rally Champion Mark Higgins around the 37.8-mile Isle of Man TT course in a production-spec Subaru WRX STi.
We know you’d much prefer to watch the lap being driven, rather read about it, however since we’re still awaiting the official video, you’ll have to make do with the spectacular image above showing British Rally Champion Mark Higgins flying (literally) around the Isle of Man TT course in his production-spec Subaru WRX STI saloon.
Following the success of the first Japanese special in 2010, we offer you part two – featuring the full story on the iconic 2011 Nissan GT-R, brilliant four-door 2011 WRX STi and road trips in the pocket rocket Mazda 3 MPS and outstanding Subaru Legacy Outback.
VIDEOS: Subaru and Tommi Mäkinen produce 7:55 Nürburgring lap mini-series
Bravery or madness? You decide. But Travis Pastrana will enter the record books tonight.
The place – last week’s Bettega Memorial Rallysprint in Bologna, Italy. The driver – Petter Solberg, 2003 WRC champion as he performed a parade lap for the crowd. But it looks like he got a little carried away with the moment and decided to demonstrate his stunt driving skills too..
We’re glad he came away from this incident unhurt, so let’s hope we see Petter back ‘inside’ a WRC car in the near future.