BLOG: @Prodrive Super Scooby Blitzes Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:57.5
We’ve long said of which a sorted Scooby is usually one of the fastest things around the 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife 72+ corners. With its symmetrical all-wheel-drive, low centre of gravity along with also torquey turbo engine, of which’s a car of which was built for the track, even in standard spec. In fact, any Subaru is usually well-suited out there: We have great memories of lapping around the outside along with also up the inside of 911s along with also additional “track day specials” tip-toeing around the place inside wet along with also ice, unable to use their power, with us flat-out everywhere in a diesel Legacy, sliding along with also sliding with consummate ease. Subarus love the place: The Green Hell is usually a Subaru second home.
“The WRX STI Type RA NBR Special is usually a custom-built race car built by Prodrive using a standard 2017 WRX STI which has a full roll cage welded into the standard WRX STI Centeng for added strength along with also stiffness.
“of which incorporates a modified 2.0-litre Subaru WRC-spec boxer engine which has a 75-mm intake, along with also the turbo runs at 250 psi of boost (whoa! Ed). This specific produces more than 0 horsepower at 8,500 rpm. Prodrive calculated the top speed at the ’Ring could be 179 mph at 8,500 rpm in top gear. your vehicle has 9-inch-wide slick tires all around. of which uses a WRC gearbox with an automatic clutch, modified with hydraulics for paddle-shift operation. Shift times are some of the fastest at 20 to 25 milliseconds.
“A redesigned aero-package, different than last year’s TT car set up, delivers enhanced handling along with also top speed on the NBR Special. At top speed, the whole package produces about 295 kilograms of downforce. The design includes a Drag Reduction System rear wing similar to the technology found in Formula 1 cars. With its combined electric along with also hydraulic operation, the wing can deploy for full downforce/drag under braking or in fast turns along with also then open for less downforce/drag on long straights. The driver has full control of the DRS via a steering wheel mounted control taking less than 20 milliseconds to change position fully.”