Subaru Unleashes Fastest WRX Ever with 670hp and Ex-F1 Driver

shawn By On 11/07/2024 at 09:22

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While Subaru’s presence in the UK may seem small these days, its impact at the Festival of Speed (FoS) is anything but.

Project Midnight

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Subaru Motorsports USA is bringing along ‘the quickest and fastest ever WRX’ with 670hp, driven by an ex-F1 driver.

Project Midnight follows in the footsteps of the Airslayer car from Gymkhana 2020, but it takes things to a new level with a focus on outright speed. For those aiming to set impressive times on a hill climb in West Sussex, this is the car to watch. The vehicle is drastically lighter than its predecessor, thanks to an all-carbon fiber body and lighter chassis. It’s said to be 450kg lighter than a standard WRX and ‘well under’ 1,200kg at the curb.

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True to WRX tradition, it retains a turbocharged flat-four engine. This unit is the ‘top-performing’ evolution that Subaru Motorsports USA has been refining for years. It delivers 680lb-ft of torque and revs up to 9,500rpm. Add in the promised flames from its exhaust, its ultra-wide aerodynamic shell, Advan slicks, and the presence of Scott Speed behind the wheel, and it’s safe to say this will be one of the standout spectacles this weekend.

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“Subaru Motorsports USA and the team at Vermont SportsCar have delivered an absolute beast. The wider tires, track, and geometry give it a very unique feel and incredible grip. The ultimate driving machine; half RX, half sports car – a true joy to drive,” said Speed. The team has longer-term plans for Project Midnight, but FoS will mark its public debut. Subaru has promised it will ‘shock the crowd in a completely different way as it fires up the hill,’ making it a worthy stablemate to the Family Huckster. We can’t wait.

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