Subaru Trax Hits the Snow

Everybody remembers Ken Block’s extreme drifts in an STi that rocked Youtube. The US Subaru rally drive is at it again, but this time he’s using a hardcore snow vehicle in the form of a winter-ready WRX STi.

This Subaru is called Trax STi and used to be one of Ken’s open class WRX-STi rally machines. The Impreza-snowmobile was first presented at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. It was built especially for Block and is powered by a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged STi engine that releases 400 horsepower that’s been mounted to a 5-speed close-ratio transmission. The suspension uses Group N-spec dampers.

"The Trax STi is a very fun project for me," says Block. "It combines two of my favorite things in life: driving a rally car in the snow and snowboarding in the powder in the backcountry. Having a house in Utah, I get to enjoy lots of sliding around on the snow, but this project takes that to a whole new level as I can now hit up the backcountry in the fastest snow cat ever."

So what happens when a Subaru STi equipped with a Yakima FatCat 4 Snowboard Rack up top, a Yakima Landing Pad rack base and DC Shoes XFB-C Snowboards hits the snow? Check out the video below, showing Ken Block behind the wheel of his Trax STi. Show drifting never looked so good.

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