Posted Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:08pm

How the 862-HP Subaru WRX STI Gymkhana Car Became the ‘Most Insane’ One Ever

When the opportunity came for Subaru to take over Gymkhana from Ken Block and Ford with the help of Travis Pastrana, the crew at Vermont Sportscar and Subaru Motorsport began building the most hardcore STI before the ink could dry on the contracts. Subaru had a year to develop the car and set up the massive shoot, only to then complete the filming in Pastrana’s hometown of Annapolis in just four days. That’s a narrow window by any standard, let alone with an 862-horsepower STI pushed to unknown limits.