Mark Higgins smashes Isle of Man record in tuned Subaru WRX

He’s done it. Manx rally driver Mark Higgins on Saturday smashed his own Isle of Man TT record for cars.

He completed the 37.73-mile course in a blistering 17:49.75, resulting in an average speed of 126.971 mph.

This bests his previous record of 19:15.88 (average speed of 117.51 mph) set in 2014.

Of course, this was to be expected as Higgins’ new record was set in a highly-modified Subaru WRX STI whereas the previous record was set using a WRX STI that was virtually stock. His latest car is thought to be developing close to 600 horsepower. It’s also shod with racing slicks and a drag reduction system.