600bhp Subaru WRX STI with Mark Higgins Smash the Isle of Man Time Trial Record

As you might expect, the STI used in the record run is far from stock. Not much technical info was provided, but Subaru claims the weaponized WRX STI packs 600 hp from a turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four engine, not the 2.5-liter engine U.S.-spec STIs get. With a weight right around 2,590 pounds, and a top speed of 180 mph, the STI cracked the TT course in a scant 17:25, a far cry from the previous record of 19:26.

Jaw dropping. I want this simulator now!

Afraid of Riding in the Rain?

Some of you may have heard about the time trials at the Isle of Man, but I was first introduced to it this morning. TT actually stands for Tourist Trophy and the race on the island has actually been taking pace since 1907. These racers are insane, riding Hayabusa motorcycles at speeds of up to 330 km/h (205mph)! Check out this amazing video! http://youtu.be/LU-ynRoqDEs

And there's also this summary of the 2013 time trials here.


And more amazingly, here's Guy Martin outrunning a helicopter!