In July, a heavily modified Subaru WRX STI, driven by Richie Stanaway, set a new sedan lap record at the Nürburgring in a time of just 6:57.5. The previous sedan record was held by the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, which in 2016 set a lap time of 7:32.
The car used in Subaru’s run was a heavily modified WRX STI, known as the WRX STI Type RA NBR. It’ sports a 600-horsepower flat-4, a 6-speed sequential transmission, a driver-adjustable rear wing, and a custom suspension set-up. Subaru built the car to help promote their new WRX STI Type RA, a limited run car, of which only 500 are planned to be produced.