In what we can only presume/hope is a precursor to the launch of the next-gen WRX STI, Subaru has released three videos now giving us a look back at the history of the STI-badged WRX models. In this third video, Dominick Infante, national manager of product communications at Subaru of America, got ahold of the automaker's 2011 WRX STI that broke records for the Isle of Man TT Challenge a couple of years ago.

In 2011, rally driver Mark Higgins piloted this car to a lap speed record of 115 miles per hour and a lap time record of 19:56.7 around the 37.8-mile course. The race-prepped STI, which Infante refers to as an "STI on steroids," features a beefed-up suspension, a wonderful-sounding open exhaust and the removal of the speed limiter to go with full roll cage and racing seats and harnesses.

Scroll down to see – and hear – new driving footage of this 2011 WRX STI with Infante behind the wheel as well as some race footage from 2011 – including a near-disaster Higgins averted at 150 mph. Also, be sure to check out the previous videos from Subaru for the 1998 Impreza 22B STI and a 2004 WRX STI.


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      Captain Stu
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully it's the precursor to a launch of all things STI - BRZ, Forester, Legacy, Outback, XV Crosstrek Hybrid...
      KEVIN PAUL
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love this car..east or west ...simply STI is the best!!
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...please make the STI hatchback only. Also: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-general/176858-looking-clark-tuners-write-up-thoughts-our-fragile-ej257.html
      Adam Singletery
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is a cool video. Unique!
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is some great driving. It takes some large cojones! I want to see the whole lap.
      IOMTT
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car is well suited to this public road circuit. The high speed weave did not look too bad, but then again, I am used to bike footage from the TT and seeing riders in far more jeopardy at closer to 200 MPH. Such a shame there are not more races like this. The car version of the TT was the Targa Florio which went away in 1973 I think. As MD commented below, Duke video has a bunch of awesome TT videos. I have quite a few!
      Jonathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pretty insane how he was able to catch it at 150 mph.
      MD
      • 1 Year Ago
      For those interested, you can buy the video from Duke video here: http://www.dukevideo.com/prd4973/TT-Challenge-The-Subaru-Record-DVD Also, was the interview for the video above shot at Valley Forge Park?