Subaru sets new Nürburgring lap record

Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special clocked 6:57.5, fastest lap time for a sedan

The Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special set a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife race track and achieved a time of 6:57.5, fastest time for an all-wheel-drive sedan

Prior to its new ‘Ring record, the WRX STI Type RA NBR Special has also set lap records at the Isle of Man TT (17:49.75), the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb where it won the 3rd best clock. Achieving a time of 6:57.5 at the 12.8-mile around the Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Prodrive-built time attack car is equipped with a rally spec 2.0-liter Boxer engine and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

"We brought the WRX STI Type RA NBR Special here to set a record and call attention to the WRX STI Type RA that we will launch later this year. The WRX STI Type RA promises a great deal, with improved performance and styling and even better handling dynamics than the current car,” said Dominick Infante, product communications manager of Subaru.

The WRX STI Type RA NBR Special is powered with a modified 2.0-liter Subaru WRC-spec boxer motor that produces more than 600 hp at 8,500 rpm, and uses a WRC gearbox with an automatic clutch. It has 9-inch-wide slick tires, modified hydraulics for paddle-shift operation.

The four-door modified sedan has also a redesigned aero-package, which improved car’s handling and can produce about 650 pounds of downforce. It also includes a Drag Reduction System rear wing, which is similar to F1 cars.