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Subaru WRX STI sets new Nürburgring lap record [video]

A modified Subaru WRX STI has set a new four-door sedan lap record at the Nürburgring stopping the clock in 6min 57.5secs.

SUBARU AMERICA has taken a modified WRX STI Type RA NBR Special to the Nurburgring in Germany and set a new four-door sedan lap record. The all-wheel drive WRX STI which has previously smashed the Isle of Man TT with Mark Higgins behind the wheel, been bashed down a bob sled run, lapped the Nürburgring in 6min57.5secs with Richie Stanaway behind the wheel for the Nürburgring assault.

Subaru WRX STI sets Nurburgring lap record

According to Subaru, “The WRX STI Type RA NBR Special is a Prodrive-built time attack car based on a stock 2017 WRX STI with a full roll cage welded into the standard WRX STI unibody for added strength and stiffness. It uses a WRC gearbox with an automatic clutch, modified with hydraulics for paddle-shift operation. Shift times are some of the fastest at 20 to 25 milliseconds. A redesigned aero-package, different than last year’s TT car set up, delivers improved handling and top speed on the NBR Special”.


  • Who Cares

    Richie Stanaway. You Bloody Legend!! Look out VASC.

    Oh, and by the way Subaru Australia, we need the Type RA STI here in Australia!

    • mjh

      Couldn’t agree more he would shake up the series very quickly. The two elder drivers at Prodrive must be very worried with him leaving European racing and now available for VASC

Isaac Bober

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Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.