Travis Pastrana is taking over the role of “mad driver” in the upcoming Gymkhana series for 2020. For his car, he’s driving one of the craziest Subarus we have ever seen. The team tasked Subaru with creating a car that would be able to pull of Gymkhana stunts like never before.
“When we brought Subaru back to Gymkhana, we knew we had to build something outrageous,” said William Stokes, Motorsports Manager, Subaru of America. “Travis always wants to push the limits, so we knew from the outset we weren’t going to do this with a rally or rallycross car. This was an opportunity for us to redefine what an STI could be, and the results speak for themselves.”
The result is an insane STI that features a raw carbon fiber body and an intense aero package. Other modifications include the custom-made Subaru Boxer engine, flame-spitting hood-exit exhaust, new suspension, and more. This is the real deal.
“This STI is unbelievable!” said Pastrana. “We’ve never had the opportunity to do this before, to build a car with no restrictions. Engine, suspension, aero—everything is unlimited, clean sheet. It’s crazy fast, easy to control and get sideways and it was perfect out of the box in testing. Gymkhana is a new challenge for me but I want to raise the bar, and this is the car to do it.”
Stay with us as we await the new Gymkhana series, starring Pastrana in this mad Subaru.