Archives for June 2014

Isle of Man TT Course Record – Subaru STi

If you’ve ever seen those crazy bike guys go around the TT course on the Isle of Man, you know they’re a little crazy. Slightly less crazy (purely for the fact that they have an extra metal layer surrounding their body) but no less skillful are the rally drivers who hit the same circuit in search of a little fun and glory.

Mark Higgins broke the lap record two weeks ago driving a new 2015 Subaru WRX STI on the treacherous 37-mile course with an average lap speed of 117.510 MPH and a time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds, and this is the video of that lap. Things get a little tight in some spots – definitely has way more guts and skill than I’d ever have. Enjoy!

Jaguar F-Type Project 7

Jaguar spun up a Special Vehicle Operations (SVO for short) group last year (Harry Metcalfe of Evo fame went over there). They’ve stayed pretty quiet until they had something to shout about, so coinciding with the Speed Festival at Goodwood, news of a major first project is trickling out, along with this video. I would suggest you turn it up loud….

First Reviews of M3’s are trickling in

And it’s pretty much as expected – pretty spectacular but the steering doesn’t have much feel is the brief summary.

BMW M3

Car and Driver first drive is here and if you subscribe to Evo (or I think just have their iPad app) they have a comparison test for some reason as their first go at this car (with a Jag F-Type Coupe).