600-hp STI Wrecks Isle Of Man Street Course Record at 170 mph

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Autocar:

The modified 600bhp Subaru WRX STI built by Prodrive and driven by local hero Mark Higgins sets a new Isle of Man TT car lap record, hitting top speeds of about 170mph around the 37.73-mile circuit. Higgins has now lapped the course in 17min 35.139sec, at an average of 128.730mph.

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Previous record set by the same driver in a different Subaru was 19:15.88.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70ACI_bbXck
 

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This video pissed me off. No sound having fuckers.
 
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Some scenes don't, others do. The sound that thing makes echoing off the houses is nuts.
 
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Skip to 1:17
 

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Isle of Man gives me a damn boner! Sick car and balls of steel. People with no fucks given on the sidelines, car out of control??? Yerrrrrrrrrrr DED!
 

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This video pissed me off. No sound having fuckers.
Yeah, I tried watching it, but without any sound it drove me nuts.

They would have been better served to have someone make a car music video out of it so it could fill the silent spots.
 
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This was the "car" record.
 

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Oh yeah, I know, just saying that both records were broken, it seems, around the same time
 

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Love it, but it bothers me a tad that the "record" is only because Subaru for the past 2 years is the only vehicle allowed on the race route. It's not like all the manufacturers have the opportunity to run there like they can on the 'Ring. So they will basically hold "the record" until another car company is a partner/sponsor and allowed to run the course. Still cool, though...
 

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