Tuesday, October 13, 2020

This Wild One-Off Subaru WRX STI Will be Used in the Newest Gymkhana Video


Back in May, Hoonigan Racing announced that for their latest Gymkhana video series, they’re going back to their roots, to the brand that started it all: Subaru. Now, they’ve shown off what could be regarded as the wildest WRX STI that will be used by Travis Pastrana.

For the uninitiated, the first two installments of the Gymkhana video series featured Ken Block driving a Subaru WRX STI. Now with Pastrana and his decades of experience in rally, rallycross, supercross, freestyle motocross, NASCAR, and of course, stunts, behind the wheel, Subaru was tasked to deliver a one-off vehicle that could do things no Gymkhana car had ever been asked to do.



The resulting build demanded the expertise of Subaru’s decades of motorsports experience, and the creativity of technical partner Vermont SportsCar to build a production-based sedan on the limit of what was possible.

This focus on extreme performance is evident from every angle, thanks to a raw carbon body with a wildly aggressive and wind tunnel-proven aero package unlike anything seen on a Gymkhana build before. With a custom-made Subaru Boxer engine, flame-spitting hood exit exhaust, long travel suspension, and a race-ready interior built to Pastrana’s specs, this is an WRX STI born to shred tires and smash expectations.



The Pastrana-starring film, the 11th in the series, will debut sometime in late 2020 (assuming there have been no delays due to the coronavirus pandemic). This is the first time in the video series’ history that someone other than Block will play the driver.

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