/Video: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Nurburgring Lap

Video: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Nurburgring Lap

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI at Video: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Nurburgring Lap

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI is the hottest standard series the Japanese manufacturer ever built, and to prove this they’ve done what every other car maker does when they wanna prove something! They’ve put it round the Nurburgring with the rally legend Tommi Makinen at the wheel, and managed to set an astonishing time of 7’55”00, Subaru’s fastest lap time ever and also faster than many of big V8 sedans!

Hit the jump to watch a video of the full lap…

Press Release

Subaru today released footage covering advanced research and development carried out at the Nurburgring’s racetrack in Germany, using a 2011MY Subaru WRX STI 4-door (sedan) test vehicle. Subaru has been using the famous Nordschleife course since 1992 for advanced R&D as well as tests of the WRX and WRX STI models. The video uploaded on the Subaru Global Site www.subaru-global.com features this year’s development work. It is presented as a highlight of Subaru’s persistent effort to stretch vehicle performance to unprecedented levels.

The concept of the 2011MY WRX STI is “The Fastest WRX STI Ever.” At Subaru, the phrase “Fastest” refers to more than just top speed or maximum engine output. It implies driving with confidence. The WRX STI can be taken to its “fastest ever” performance by providing the driver with total driving control with confidence. Major upgrades to the 2011MY WRX STI focused on the chassis and suspension set-up, and tests at the Nurburgring demonstrated the supreme overall dynamics and linear behavior of the new STI. Tommi Makinen, the legendary four-time World Rally Champion, piloted the test vehicle for the development. He commented, “The car was controllable with precise and faithful handling even on tricky corners. I could easily predict the car’s behavior. That is exactly what Subaru is offering, confidence. As a result, the 2011MY WRX STI test vehicle recorded 7’55”00, Subaru’s fastest lap time ever, which is 4 seconds faster than the previous fastest time recorded in 2004.”

The 2011MY WRX STI 4-door will go on sale world-wide this summer. Upgrades to the 4-door version will be carried over to the 5-door model.

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