Video: Subaru WRX STI NBR Nurburgring lap record, full lap

Remember the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR special edition and how it boasted a Nurburgring lap record? Subaru has now released the full lap video to prove it.

The record set was for a four-door sedan outright, obviously not restricted to road legalities. The unique model is essentially a stripped-out WRX STI race car, complete with a full roll cage, massive aero components, and a 2.0-litre WRC-spec engine.

Not just any WRC engine though, but one that runs at 25psi with a redline above 8500rpm. The peak power is out at around 600hp (450kW), with unique gearing allowing it to hit a top speed of 288km/h on the notoriously demanding German circuit.

The result, a blistering lap of 6:57.5, which makes it about as quick as a Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar. Check out the full lap video below.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.