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Thought this might be a little something interesting for you racers out there, perhaps especially Rev.




Subaru has announced it will return to the Isle of Man in a 2015 Subaru WRX STI in an attempt to beat the standing lap record, set three years ago in a 2011 WRX STI driven by Mark Higgins.


The legendary Irish Sea site of the Tourist Trophy races is considered one of the most grueling road courses in the world, lined with narrow streets lined with stone walls that are used as public roads when motorsports activities are not being conducted. The circuit is also among the world's largest road courses, measuring 37.8 miles. Higgins' record-setting lap clocked an average speed of 115.36 mph.


Higgins will once again pilot the STI, a 2015 model that's bone stock with the exception of added safety equipment and modified springs and shocks to handle the undulating elevation changes that will inevitably cause the Subaru to catch massive air.


As part of the festivities, Subaru is continuing its sponsorship as the official car of the the Isle of Man TT. "The Isle of Man is paradise for anyone who appreciates motorsport and there is nothing like the TT road course anywhere else," said Subaru spokesman Dominick Infante.


Higgins will loop the isle in three timed runs on May 31, June 2 and June 4 during the week-long Isle of Man TT event. Watch a video of the record attempt and a Higgins' lap below.


Edited by G37
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