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06-09-2010, 04:07 AM
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2011 Subaru WRX STI sedan at the Nürburgring - Click above for high-res image gallery

Quick: What's the fastest production sedan in the world? Does it wear a Mercedes-Benz (http://autoblog.com/make/mercedes-benz), Audi (http://autoblog.com/make/audi) or BMW (http://autoblog.com/make/bmw) badge? What about the Porsche Panamera Turbo (http://autoblog.com/model/panamera) or the Cadillac CTS-V (http://autoblog.com/model/cts-v)? There's no doubt that each of these vehicular behemoths is capable of ripping off some fast times on a race track near you, but Subaru (http://autoblog.com/make/subaru) is out to prove that its new 2011 WRX STI (http://www.autoblog.com/model/wrx) sedan has the chops to keep pace with the best from the rest of the world.

To prove its point, Subaru recently sent test driver and four-time World Rally Champion Tommi Mäkinen out to the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife course in Germany with a 2011 STI test car. According to reports, the vehicle used in this testing was equipped with a few significant upgrades including a larger turbocharger that normally sees duty in the Japanese R205 model and some lightweight aluminum bits, but one thing is for certain: the 7:55 lap time is a mighty impressive result.

For those keeping track of such things, the previous best lap set by a Subaru WRX STI was in 2004 at 7:59.41 and the new mark set by Subaru - albeit with a prototype, not a production car - is quicker than any of the aforementioned competition. Best of all, there's a video of one entire lap around the 'Ring and you can find the in-car footage after the break (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/09/video-2011-wrx-sti-sedan-runs-ring-in-7-55-quickest-ever-for/#continued).


Gallery: 2011 Subaru WRX STI at the Nurburgring (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2011-subaru-wrx-sti-at-the-nurburgring/low/)

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[Source: Subaru]Continue reading Video: 2011 WRX STI sedan runs 'Ring in 7:55, quickest ever for Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/09/video-2011-wrx-sti-sedan-runs-ring-in-7-55-quickest-ever-for/)

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