Monday, July 4, 2016

Mark Higgins Give an inside view to his Record setting Lap arpund the Isle Of Man

This is the  full lap video Mark Higgins record shattering lap of the Isle of Man TT Course in a Prodrive prepared  2016 Subaru WRX STI Time Attack car broke the lap record two weeks ago on the fabled 37-mile Isle of Man TT Road Course with an average lap speed of 128.73 mph and a time of 17 minutes and 35 seconds. This breaks the previous record held by Higgins of 116.47 mph and a time of 19 minutes and 26 seconds.  The video is available on Subaru of America’s YouTube channel under the title: 2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man TT – Flat out.

For the 2016 car, Subaru of America decided to create a purpose- built car that could tackle the arduous TT Course, which is similar in style to both the Nürburgring and Le Mans in the demands it puts on suspension and engines.  It called upon the joint expertise of Prodrive for the design and build, and Subaru Technica International for technical assistance. Both have an extensive history in building and designing winning cars. Prodrive and Subaru have won three World Rally Championship Manufacturer titles together and three World Rally Championship driver titles. Prodrive also has experience running team Aston Martin in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24-Hour race. STI has experience designing great road course cars, designing the back-to-back class-winner at the 2015 and 2016 Nürburgring 24-Hour Races