The Travis Pastrana's 862 hp Subaru GL debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Earlier this year, Subaru, Hoonigan, and Travis Pastrana unveiled an extremely modified Subaru GL station wagon, details have been hidden, and it has now been confirmed that this car will debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The powerful Subaru will also appear in a new Gymkhana video later this year, but its specs are what really impresses. Subaru "packed" the GL called the Family Huckster with a four-cylinder boxer engine that develops 862 hp and is paired with a 6-speed sequential transmission and all-wheel drive.
Again, there are no details about the modifications. The company has made a body out of carbon fiber, and there’s a premium tubular frame. The car has active aerodynamics, and a large rear wing that "cooperates" with the hydraulic flaps on the front and rear fenders.
A functional roof rack helps direct air into the NACA opening on the roof which forwards it to the cooler setback. The Subaru GL received forged monoblock KMC rims, as well as a long-stroke suspension from the World Rally Championship (WRC).
These rims are light and durable, and Subaru designed them after the eight-spoke rims offered on Subaru models from the 1980s. The interior is also inspired by the past, so it houses the original radio device from the GL caravan produced in 1983, which is part of the recreational dashboard of Pastrana's vehicle.
Subaru used blue carbon to make the dashboard because it was blue in the case of the original car. Also, there is a 12-inch cluster instrument programmed to display retro dials. The Subaru GL wagon debuts at the Goodwood Speed ââFestival, which runs June 23-26.
Pastrana will drive it in the famous mountain race, and last year he was second in the overall standings.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held on the grounds of Goodwood House, England, in late June or early July.
The event is scheduled to avoid clashing with the Formula One season, enabling fans to see F1 machines, as well as cars and motorbikes from motor racing history, climb the hill.