Subaru joins forces with Prodrive for Isle of Man lap record attempt

Mark Higgins returns to try and break the record

Subaru and Prodrive will attempt to break the current 19 min and 26 sec lap record for the Snaefell Mountain Course on the Isle of Man. Driven by rally ace Mark Higgins, the 2016 Subaru WRX STI features a huge rear wing, slick tyres, revised bodywork and a completely stripped out interior. 

Prodrive is yet to reveal any exact details on the car, but given its legendary expertise with all things Subaru, expect it to be massively quick. The 296bhp 2.5-litre flat-four engine will likely be heavily revised in order to best the previous TT record.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Mark Higgins is known for his role as a stunt driver in James Bond's Spectre, but perhaps more so for his incredible save from a 150mph tank slapper at a previous run on the Isle of Man in 2011.

Subaru recently unveiled the new look Impreza at the New York auto show. For those interested, you can see that car in detail here.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/best-cars/15095/best-cars-to-buy-for-ps10000-evo-garage
Best cars

Best cars to buy for £10,000 – evo garage

The evo team picks their favourite used performance cars
1 Jul 2020
Visit/mercedes/cla/202850/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-shooting-brake-review
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S Shooting Brake review

Good looks and stonking performance, if you can stomach the price tag
4 Jul 2020
Visit/skoda/202145/full-2020-skoda-octavia-vrs-engine-range-detailed
Skoda Octavia vRS

Full 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS engine range detailed

Skoda’s engine range for the Octavia vRS topped by a 242bhp turbo petrol
3 Jul 2020
Visit/dodge/challenger/202845/2021-dodge-challenger-srt-super-stock-revealed
Dodge Challenger

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock revealed

The ancient Dodge Challenger lives on in new 807bhp widebody form – makes a Shelby GT500 look like a pedal car
3 Jul 2020