BLOG: @Prodrive Super Scooby Blitzes Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:57.5


BLOG: @Prodrive Super Scooby Blitzes Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:57.5

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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. 

So of which was inevitable of which when rally along with also race Gods Prodrive got their hands on their already record-blitzing Isle of Man TT WRX STI Type RA (which just came third at the recent Goodwood FOS hill climb shoot-out) along with also created a “NBR Special” a fresh lap record for a four-door saloon at the famous race track was always on the cards! along with also so of which was last week… bravo Prodrive!
however (secretly) even they must have been chuffed to achieve a time of 6:57.5 – a few tenths behind a Porsche 918 Spyder along with also a second off the pace of a Radical SR8, not to mention faster than a Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce or Nissan GT-R Nismo – wow. Just wow! 
along with also there’s been no lap record cheating either. Provide don’t need to hide. The time was achieved using the Nürburgring timing equipment along with also was officially verified by track officials.
Subaru said: “The WRX STI Type RA NBR Special was designed to show the capabilities of the Subaru saloon along with also all-wheel drive. This specific time attack car has set lap records at the Isle of Man TT, the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb (where of which was also 3rd fastest overall) along with also at This specific point of which has conquered the 12.8-mile (20.6-kilometre) lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The Prodrive-built time attack car is usually equipped which has a rally spec 2.0-litre Boxer engine along with also Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

“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.”

What a performance. Love of which. Love of which. Love of which. 
What we could do to get a spin out in of which bad boy… 
along with also you can bet, at This specific point the Prodrive boffins possess the data to analyse, along with also set-up information to hand, they will be back… along with also will go even faster. You have been warned mere mortals. 


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