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.
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”.