Mark Higgins and Co-pilot Darren Garrod set Time Attack Record in Romania
Story | Phillip Pratt
Mark Higgins and Co-pilot Darren Garrod set a new Time Attack record on the famous Transfăgărășan road course in Southern part of Carpathian Mountains of Romania. The road was originally built in the 1970s as a military route to connect Transylvania and Wallachia. Yes. Transylvania. And with over six-hundred twists and turns, the Transfăgărășan is just as scary. The fact that the weather was as hairy as a Miami afternoon in July, didn’t make those roads any tamer. The 600HP and 447lb-ft of torque equipped Subaru WRX STI was able to cut up the 52.4 miles of damp pavement in 40-minutes, 58.8 seconds with an average speed of 76.69 miles per hour!