The Subaru WRX STI Racer Will Tackle The Goodwood Hill Climb


After that, the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NRB Special will attempt a new speed record at the Nurburgring.

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed promises to be an awe-inspiring automotive gathering featuring everything from pivotal race cars that defined motorsport, a tribute to Ferrari to celebrate 70 years of the prancing horse, and a including the first UK showing of the Ford GT supercar. Also making its public debut at the show will be the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NRB Special, a race-spec version of the .

In case you’re wondering, RA stands for “Record Attempt,” which has been a long-standing tradition for Subaru performance models. It was first applied to a competition version of the Subaru Legacy back in 1989, which broke the FIA World Speed Endurance Record by clocking over 62,000 miles in 18 days and set a top speed record of 138 mph. Continuing the tradition, a race-prepared WRX STI Type RA NBR Special will be unleashed onto the Nurburgring this summer where it will . Before then, rally and stunt driver Mark Higgins will be honing the special edition WRX STI around the famous Goodwood Hill Climb in the Time Attack Open class.

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If that name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same insane stunt driver who thought it would be a good idea to . He also set the fastest lap time in a car at the fearsome Isle of Man TT circuit. To help the special edition WRX STI shed some weight in preparation for its Nurburgring record attempt, the Type RA features a carbon fiber roof panel and rear wing, and the rims have been swapped out for a set of lightweight 19-inch BBS alloys. Under the hood lies a turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four unit, while performance enhancements such as a cold air intake and high flow exhaust boost the power output to 310 hp.