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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

SUBARU WRX STI Nürburgring Challenge 2010: In-car Movie

2011 WRX STI sedan runs 'Ring' in 7:55, quickest ever for Subaru

To prove its point, Subaru recently sent test driver and four-time World Rally Champion Tommi Mäkinen out to the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife course in Germany with a 2011 STI test car. According to reports, the vehicle used in this testing was equipped with a few significant upgrades including a larger turbocharger that normally sees duty in the Japanese R205 model and some lightweight aluminum bits, but one thing is for certain: the 7:55 lap time is a mighty impressive result.

For those keeping track of such things, the previous best lap set by a Subaru WRX STI was in 2004 at 7:59.41 and the new mark set by Subaru – albeit with a prototype, not a production car – is quicker than any of the aforementioned competition.

2011 Subaru WRX STI sedan at the Nürburgring

Video of one entire lap around the 'Ring'

[Source: Subaru]

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