Driven: Subaru’s WRX STI Global Rallycross Car! ""

By | October 20, 2017

It’s one of the great ironies of shifting a sequential transmission that sometimes it is quicker—and a hell of a lot more controllable—to use the clutch pedal. According to Patrik Sandell, one of Subaru’s two team drivers in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series, this is the smart way through the gravel: clutching between gears to reduce the massive wheelspin otherwise produced by simply yanking the shift lever at wide-open throttle. We caught up with Subaru Rally Team USA in April outside of Phoenix as it tested the redesigned-for-2017 Subaru GRC cars. We drove the 2016 car, which is heavier and less powerful than this year’s car because, well, because we’re not Patrik Sandell. READ MORE ››

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