The Isle of Man is synonymous with motorcycle racing and in particular the TT. Here it's commonplace for racers to reach speeds of 175mph through villages, along country roads and over the mountain, but ever wondered what those speeds feel like in a rally car? Have a look at the video below and go in-car with rally and stunt driver Mark Higgins as he takes his purpose-built Subaru WRX STI Time Attack car around the fabled 37-mile Isle of Man Road Course during the TT race week. Higgins achieved a blistering average speed of 128.73 mph and a lap time of just 17 minutes 35 seconds, breaking his own previous record by nearly two minutes.
The arduous TT Course is similar in style to both the Nürburgring and Le Mans in the demands it puts on suspension and engines. Setting a new lap record called upon the joint expertise of Prodrive for the design and build, and Subaru Technica International (STI) for technical assistance. Both have an extensive history in building and designing race-winning cars. Prodrive and Subaru have won three World Rally Championship Manufacturer titles together and three World Rally Championship driver titles. Prodrive also has experience running team Aston Martin in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24-Hour race. STI has experience designing winning road-course cars, designing the back-to-back class winner at the 2015 and 2016 Nürburgring 24-Hour Races.