Watch Subaru set the new record time at the 52.2 miles Transfagarasan Highway
Subaru builds quite a reputation for time-attack records over the past few years, starting in 2011 when Mark Higgins set a then blistering fast (for a car) lap of the Isle of Man TT course in a stock WRX STI.
Subaru then stepped their game up building a dedicated time attack car helping Mark set another record at TT circuit, and respectable times at Goodwood Hill Climb and Nurburgring. Spanning 52.2 miles, 688 corners and elevation of over 2000 meters the Transfagarasan Highway is the ultimate time attack road.
The car is based on the 2008 World Rally Championship car revised for time attack purposes, featuring bigger turbo bringing the power up to 600hp and 800nm of torque, with Dunlop racing slicks the car set a 17m25.139s time at the TT circuit at an average speed of 128.730mph.
At the Transfagarasan Highway Subaru spend quite a while adjusting the car and tires to the adverse weather conditions caused by the very specific climate in the region, but in the end set a time of 40 minutes and 58.08 seconds with Mark Higgins behind the wheel piloted by Darren Carrod.
Mark Higgins is a rally driver competing in WRC with nearly 30 years of experience, apart of working with Subaru time attacks team he also worked as stunt driver for James Bond films and helping out Grand Tour with the 'Farmkhana' episode.
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