This is going to be epic to watch.
Subaru is joining the electric age soon with its first electric SUV, yet remains committed to one of its most popular offerings, the WRX STI. In the first Gymkhana video not to feature Ken Block, Subaru gave insane stunt driver Travis Pastrana the craziest WRX STI ever, and the man came away from driving the car thoroughly impressed. So impressed, in fact, that Subaru and Pastrana are going to make use of the epic rally-inspired racer again. We were impressed by the video too, so hearing that the car and Pastrana's skills will be complementing each other in competition again is excellent news.
So what are the plans for Pastrana and the car? Well, the carbon fiber-bodied racer is currently being showcased in Hoonigan's This vs. That series ahead of the release of the Gymkhana 2020 Extended Cut that will release on June 15 on Subaru's YouTube channel. Then, the car makes its competition debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb Shootout a month later. In August, things get serious as Pastrana will attempt to break his own record of 5:44.72 at the Mt. Washington Hillclimb. Fortunately, if there are any concerns about the race, they don't seem to be with the car, as Pastrana explains below.
"From the first test in this STI, I knew we had to use it for more than Gymkhana!" Pastrana said. "So much power and downforce, plus all the rally and rallycross tech in the chassis and suspension - this car is going to be perfect for hillclimbs, where we can really take advantage of this level of performance. Plus I'm really excited that we can finally share it with fans for the first time as events reopen this summer."
Once these hillclimb events have been wrapped up, the one-off Scooby will be on display at events throughout the summer and fall, including the New York Auto Show in August and others. We can't wait to hear it rip once more.