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A Subaru WRX STI goes down an Olympic Bobsled Run

By Faiming_low on 21 Mar 2017

Attached Image We aren't sure why Subaru would want professional rally driver, Mark Higgins to drive a Subaru WRX STI down an olympic bobsled in St Moritz, Switzerland. But it sure does look cool.

Shot after the yearly Olympic Bobrun event, Subaru somehow managed to convince the organisers to let them have a go at the track before the ice becomes too soft for use.

Using the same car Higgins used in 2014 to set a lap record at the Isle of Man, Prodrive assisted in prepping the car up for the stunt.

Modifications include a full safety cage, stiffer springs and shocks and tyres with 400 individual tungsten lugs apiece to claw the ice. More importantly, the car was given additional strengthening that run around the car's lower perimeter to help it brace against the bodywork at all four corners.

Watch and see whether the car survives the run!



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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Still2016 Mar 22 2017 06:17 PM
It is cool. Unfortunately, many stock car drivers dont realised that these car used are specially equipped to ensure maximum safety such as cage and etc.

Stock car drivers sometime push their cars to the limit without realizing the risk. May be lucky the first few times.....
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