Here's the Subaru WRX STI Racecar that Dissed McLaren's P1 LM at Goodwood

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI has received a major bragging rights boost in the fight with the 2016 Ford Focus RS and it's all thanks to a majestic STI racecar episode that topped off this year's edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Olly Clark's 2016 Goodwood-winning run 1 photo
To be more precise, STI racecar managed to mock McLaren's fastest road car to date, the P1 LM, on this year's Goodwood Hillclimb.

We're talking about Gobstopper II, the racecar that was already famous in the Earl of March's realm, as it also recorded the fastest time during last year's Hillclimb.

The 2008 machine has gone through the kind of overly thorough transformation process required by its Time Attack status, with the EJ20 two-liter boxer under the hood now packing 780 hp and 580 lb-ft (786 Nm) of torque. The unit works with a 6-speed Zytec sequential dog box (the usual setup for such a racecar), while the all-wheel-drive system has also been given the kind of floor-it-all-day-long attention.

The machine was manhandled by Olly Clark, the son of the late British rallying legend Roger Clark, managing to fly across the 1.12-mile course in 46.29 seconds.

Now, before we move any further, we need to get one thing straight: the F1 LM did grab the fastest street-legal car record at Goodwood, achieving its announced goal.

The starting point for the LM was the spotting-famous road-legal P1 GTR racecar, with the 986 hp (1,000 PS) output being retained, but the weight being lowered and the downforce being increased by a whopping 40 percent. As the street-going P1 GTR, the LM was developed with racing specialist Lanzante Motorsport, with only six units scheduled to be built.

Despite the aura of the LM P1 (no pun intended) and a monstrous effort from Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack, the hybrid hypercar fell to second place, with a time of 47.07s. The podium was completed by Mike Skinner in his NASCAR Toyota Tundra "truck", who delivered a time of 50.44 seconds.

P.S.: Don't expect Monaco to be loaded with STIs wearing Pikes Peak-grade aerodynamics anytime soon, though. The McLaren P1 LM remains the spotting superstar here.

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