Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2011 is fastest 'Ring sedan

Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2011 is fastest ‘Ring sedan

Up until last year, the Cadillac CTS-V was officially the fastest four-door sedan around the German Nurburgring race track, running 7:59 on the benchmark piece of tarmac where every manufacturer seems to tune their cars on. At some point late in 2009, the Porsche Panamera Turbo claimed the title with 7:56, although its credentials as a sedan are dubious at best, while also being twice as expensive. Now Subaru indirectly claims to have shattered the record with a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI sedan, coughing up a time of 7:55, although their “production” car is dubious at best.

Subaru recently sent four-time World Rally Champion Tommi Mäkinen to the Nürburgring Nordschleife course with a 2011 Impreza WRX STI test car. But word on the net is that the test vehicle was equipped with upgrades, including a larger turbocharger from the Japanese R205 limited-edition model and some lightweight aluminium replacement pieces to get that 7:55.00 lap time.

The previous best lap set by an all-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza WRX STI was in 2004 with 7:59.41, slightly more than the rear-wheel-drive 2009 Cadillac CTS-V. Technically, this new STI sedan could be construed as a prototype, as it isn’t on sale yet.

For future updates, visit the Subaru Impreza WRX STI buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. lool..doesnt matter. at the end we can count by finger how much car they can sell in a year..

  2. At last, it looks like a proper scooby instead of that short ‘Ford Fiesta’ looking Impreza

  3. I wonder if there will be a GCC spec :/

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