The Hoonigan YouTube channel gives us a deep look into Travis Pastrana’s Gymkhana Subaru WRX STI. The Gymkhana YouTube series was previously centered around racecar driver Ken Block, but they have recently made the decision to let Pastrana take the wheel of the series.
This Subaru – despite looking like an entirely new car – remains as true to the Subaru brand as possible. The iconic flat-four engine has been bored and stroked to 2.3L allowing for the block to produce a whopping 862 horsepower thanks to its giant turbo, billet heads, crankshaft, and a billet block.
Lots of time can be lost in shifting (Travis is an accoladed hill-climb racer), so this car has been married to a six-speed Sadev sequential transmission to bang through as many gears as possible in a short amount of time. If you’ve seen the previous Gymkhana episodes with Ken Block in his Mustang, know that this car shares the same transmission.
True to Pastrana’s hill-climbing heritage, this car has been completely decked out in a wide-body kit and more fins than you can count for maximum downforce.
This video takes you through all the ins-and-outs of this wild machine, and I’m sure it will tickle the analytical brain of any gear-head.