Have you gotten sick of Subaru and the Isle of Man? Good, we'd hope not, because of all the videos we've posted so far, today's is the crown jewel. In-car, around the notoriously treacherous race track, with commentary from Mark Higgins himself.

It gets better, though. Overlaid with the video is the same biometric data that we showed you last week. The result is a heart-pumping, 22-minute video of the record-breaking sprint around the entirety of the Isle of Man TT circuit at a truly wild pace. Higgins commentary, meanwhile, simply adds to the experience of hurtling across the landscape. Subaru has also put together a second video, highlighting the WRX STI that was used in the lap.

You can view both of those videos, as well as a short press release from Subaru, below. Scroll down and take a look.


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SUBARU RELEASES "FLAT OUT: THE FULL LAP"
• FULL LAP IN CAR VIDEO OF ISLE OF MAN RECORD RUN
• WALKAROUND VIDEO OF RECORD-SETTING 2015 WRX STI ALSO RELEASED


Cherry Hill, N.J., June 26, 2014-- Subaru of America, Inc. has released "Flat Out: The Full Lap," the in-car, full lap video of its record setting lap of the Isle of Man TT Course. Mark Higgins broke the lap record two weeks ago driving a new 2015 Subaru WRX STI on the treacherous 37-mile course with an average lap speed of 117.510 MPH and a time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds. A video walkaround of the record setting STI is also now on Subaru of America's YouTube channel.

The new video is the full lap from the driver's point of view. The lap also includes both car and driver telemetry as well as commentary by Mark Higgins. The new lap record breaks the previous record of 115.36 MPH that was set in 2011 in a 2011 WRX STI.


The car Higgins drove is a stock U.S.-spec 2015 WRX STI, with the exception of an FIA-spec roll-cage, racing seat and harness, fire suppression system and modified springs and dampers to handle the sustained high speeds and changing conditions of the course. The Subaru WRX STI also featured Dunlop Direzza tires and a high decibel straight exhaust for crowd safety. The speed limiter was also removed from the car.

In his previous attempt on the course, Higgins created one of the most memorable race videos when he had a self-described "moment" at the bottom of Bray Hill at 150 MPH. The video has received almost 4 million views. After setting the record Higgins stated, "Setting the record was both the most exhilarating and the most frightening thing I have ever done."

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.


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      mookieblaylock
      • 5 Months Ago
      way better than ring videos
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      Bandit5317
      • 5 Months Ago
      Those are some insane driving skills. I haven't seen driving that impressive since the old group B rally videos. Congratulations to Mr. Higgins. About that "production" car, though. The roll cage significantly improves rigidity, but I'll let that slide because it really is necessary for safety. However, trying to pass off new springs, dampers, brake pads, and tires as "safety" equipment is a joke. They're well aware that those aren't minor upgrades. The straight-pipe exhaust is sure to add power, too.