Friday, April 3, 2015
This Subaru is Faster to 100 km/h Than a La Ferrari
What’s faster than the La Ferrari to 100 km/h? Try the new Subaru WRX STI-based VT15x. Developed by Vermont Sportscar to compete in the 2015 Red Rull Global Rallycross series, the VT15x has 580 horsepower from its turbocharged flat-4 enabling it to accelerate to 100 km/h in just two seconds flat. That’s faster than the La Ferrari.
The all-wheel drive monster will be driven this year by Bucky Lasek who will be joined by Sverre Isachshen. Travis Pastrana will join the team at the X Games event as well as some other “to-be-determined” rounds down the race calendar.
The VT15x has a 2.0-liter flat-4 based off Subaru’s racing EJ20 engine mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox developed by SADEV. The wide body set-up also enables the car to accept wider wheels made by METHOD and larger tires.
For 2015, Vermont Racing changed everything with the chassis from the center of gravity, aerodynamics, and other suspension upgrades.
The first race of the Global Rallycross event begins on May 31.