Subaru Releases Dash Cam Footage Of Record Setting Nürburgring Run

Subaru has released two new videos which showcase its record setting run on the Nürburgring Nordschleife earlier this year.

The first clip shows Richie Stanaway driving the WRX STI Type RA NBR Special and completing the 12.8 mile (20.6 km) long course in 6:57.5. This set a new lap record for a four-door sedan and the time was recorded using Nürburgring equipment and was verified by track officials.

Subaru has previously released footage of the event but the latest clip shows the full lap from the perspective of Stanaway. As you can see, the WRX STI Type RA NBR Special tears up the track and hits speeds in excess of 280 km/h (173 mph).

The second video isn’t as exciting as it’s a behind the scenes look at the record breaking attempt. It features interviews with Stanaway as well as a little bit of history about the Nürburgring.

Subaru is excited about the record but it’s important to note the WRX STI Type RA NBR Special is a purpose built race car made by Prodrive. It features a specially-designed aerodynamics package and a stripped out interior with a roll cage. The model also has a modified 2.0-liter engine that produces more than 600 hp (447 kW).

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  • Jim Jones ©

    Again I ask what is the point of this? A one off vehicle built from the ground up for one purpose with no limitations to budget or modifications to do one thing and one thing only, to get around one track as quick as possible. The car has no relationship or any commonality with any of its productions vehicles and won’t be copied or manufactured or released to the public.

    So again and again I ask what is the point of doing it (same with the TT Lap record), totally and utterly irrelevant!

    • eb110americana

      Right? I am so impressed that your fully caged race car with one seat beat the sedan Nurburgring record…because it has 4 doors?

      Me: [Ratchet-straps 4 junkyard doors to the back of an F1 car] “Guinness Records, here we come!”

      • joey

        Lol

    • Polyester Poontang

      Wow your lack of knowledge of the auto world is startling, how did get to this website……you must have been googling cats and keyed in cars.

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