Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:47pm

I was totally wrong about the Subaru WRX STI Type RA

Fifteen hours of travel and a vaguely nauseating drive to 6,600 feet in elevation came down to three seconds of action:
Rally master Mark Higgins burst through dense Romanian fog in Subaru’s purpose-built STI time-attack racer, howled past our vantage point and … vanished again into another fog bank.
Thanks to murky weather, it was an anticlimactic glimpse of an otherwise remarkable attempt: Subaru managed to grease enough government palms to shut down 84 kilometers of the Transfagarasan Highway — a hilariously curvy stretch of asphalt bisecting the Carpathian mountains in central Romania — to allow Higgins to set a baseline record time before anyone else could do it.