Subaru WRX STI Type RA Becomes Fastest Sedan Around NurburgringAuto News
Another day, another broken record – such is the story with the ‘most difficult racetrack in the world’; the Nurburgring.
This time around, the star of the show is the Subaru WRX STI Type RA which has become the fastest sedan around ‘The Ring’ with a lap time of 6 minutes and 57 seconds.
Piloted by FIA World Endurance Driver Richie Stanaway, the Subaru completed the lap 35 seconds quicker than the last car to set the record – the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
The new WRX STI Type RA, which aptly stands for "record attempt," is powered by a tweaked version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine as the WRC-spec WRX STI, kicking out a massive 600hp.
Complemented by a generous dose of carbon fiber parts, custom dampers, and modified stability control system, it is no surprise that the car was able to accomplish this feat.
It is said that the stunt was an effort to help promote the upcoming production version of the WRX STI Type RA which Subaru is introducing in 2018.
Limited to only 500 units, the car will feature similar upgrades to the NBR special, although on a much milder scale.
As legit as this record is, we can't really compare this car with the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio as this particular WRX STI is actually a full-blown race car, while the latter is a production car.