TT Challenge The Subaru Record DVD
For 100 years, the legendary Isle of Man TT Mountain course has played host to motorcycle racing. In 2011, to mark the circuit’s centenary, Subaru organised an epic challenge – to set the fastest-ever four-wheel lap of the 37.7-miles of twisting public roads.
A near-showroom condition Subaru Impreza STi with road-legal tyres was chosen for the mission and three-times British Rally Champion Mark Higgins selected to pilot the 305bhp, 160mph-plus car around the narrow roads of his native Isle of Man.
Jaw-dropping footage brings you the full story of the bid to shatter the record set 21 years earlier by rally legend Tony Pond, and it is a white-knuckle thrill-ride of a story which will have you on the edge of your seat throughout.
Multiple on-board cameras show hedges and wall flashing past, just inches from the Subaru as it blasts through villages at more than 140mph and accelerates on to more than 160mph. Aerial and trackside cameras ensure you enjoy the full experience, while on-screen graphics show you the time, speed and position of the car as the drama unfolds around the iconic Mountain course.
The Pirelli P-Zero tyres squeal for mercy as Higgins pushes to the limit; sparks fly as the brakes burn red-hot; pavements disappear under the car as corners are cut in bustling towns and villages; and you will leap back from the screen as the Subaru power-slides toward famous TT landmarks!
Throughout, Mark Higgins provides detailed commentary, including what he describes as ‘the biggest moment of my life’ – quite a claim given his long and illustrious rally career!
The Subaru Challenge set a new benchmark – an average speed of 115.356mph around the TT Mountain course – and this is the complete story of how it was done.
Bonus features include both 110mph-plus practice laps, with commentary from Mark Higgins, and a look at the ‘stock’ Subaru which took on the TT Challenge – and won!
TT 2011 Review Blu-ray
Relive the action, drama and atmosphere of the amazing 2011 Isle of
Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy. The Official Review features
comprehensive coverage of every race, practice and the unique festival
atmosphere which surrounds the world’s great road race. This is racing at its
most extreme – speeds of more than 190mph just inches from hedges, houses and
Once again, the Blu-ray disc version of the Official Review will deliver
unrivalled High Definition viewing quality and exceptional sound, plus the DVD
version of the review in the box at no extra cost.
New trackside camera angles, breathtaking aerial footage and white-knuckle
on-board sequences put you at the heart of the action for unrivalled race
coverage, exclusive behind-the-scenes access and special features. This year
revealing thermal imaging technology appears alongside the stunning ultra
slow-motion camera footage. Once again, expert commentary and analysis comes
courtesy of former racers Steve Parrish and James
Whitham, and, new for 2011, TT-winner Steve
Plater joins the team.
‘King of the Mountain’ John McGuinness reclaimed his crown
with stunning rides in the Dainese Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT, although
fan’s favourite Guy Martin made the Morecambe missile work for
his 17th victory every mile of the way. Michael Dunlop, Bruce Anstey,
Michael Rutter and the Sidecar team of Klaus
Klaffenbock and Dan Sayle all made welcome returns to
the top step of the TT podium, plus the 100th anniversary of racing on the
legendary 37.7-mile Mountain course celebrated new victors –
Lincolnshire’s Gary Johnson and TT Sidecar
regulars John Holden and Andrew Winkle. Eight
races, seven winners and some of the closest competition seen in a century of
racing on the Moutain – and it is all here.
"Brilliant, And I don't follow 4 wheeled sports!" - B. Mullock, Shropshire
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