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    Subaru laps Isle of Man TT course!

    Subaru is going to run the Isle of Man TT course in a near stock STI, just tires exhaust, brake pads and roll cage, at least that is what they are claiming. Already lapped at 113mph in practice with brake fade issues on a downhill section. Mark Higgins, rally champion and Isle of Man local doing the driving. Official run scheduled June 10.

    Sidecar record is 116mph for comparison. "Sidecars" are like mutant 3 wheeled GP cars with two men on board- powered by a 140hp 600cc bike engine. Not like any sidecar you see on the street. The nearest thing to cars running the TT (regularly).
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    Nice bike.

    The closest to a car would be a car. Here's the late great Tony Pond performing miracles in a stock Rover:
    YouTube - ‪Tony Pond attempts to lap the IOM at 100mph average‬‏

    and here's the thread on the Subaru effort from a few days ago:
    Subaru Named as Official Car of the Isle of Man TT Races
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    The engine in the Tony Pond car is a Honda 2.7....great engine and better than any rover K series

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    I have to agree about the K series, all nostalgia aside. By the time of the video Honda were among the best engine builders in the world.
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    oh yeah i agree...I had an 827 coupe with the Honda engine and it was a hell of a good engine....i would love another one but they are becoming very rare nowadays

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    What surprised me was that the previous record was held by a Rover!

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