Subaru claims maiden win at Nürburgring 24 Hours SP4T Class

Winning car puts out 374 horsepower with 590 Newton-meters of torque

Subaru claims maiden win at Nürburgring 24 Hours SP4T Class

MANILA: Subaru won the Nürburgring 24 Hours SP4T Class for the first time.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What car did Subaru use to compete in the endurance race?

    Subaru competed in the Nürburgring 24 Hours SP4T Class using the Subaru WRX NBR Challenge 2024.
  • What were some of the main features of the Subaru WRX NBR Challenge 2024?

    Some of the main features of the Subaru WRX NBR Challenge 2024 include flexible performance wheels, improved aerodynamics, and improved suspension
  • According to the Japanese carmaker, its motorsports division Subaru Tecnica International claimed the top spot after it completed 44 laps inside “The Green Hell” using the Subaru WRX NBR Challenge 2024.

    It is equipped with a 2,387 cubic centimeter boxer engine that made some 374 horsepower with 590 Newton-meters of torque. The powerplant is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters.

    Subaru Wins at Nurburgring

    Below are some of the main features of Subaru’s Nürburgring 24 Hours-winning car:

    • Flexible performance wheels: Improvement of micro-rudder response and limit performance through pursuit of optimal rim shape
    • Aerodynamics: Significant improvement in turning performance through the revision of the front underbody panel, rear wing, etc.
    • Engine: Improved reliability, power output, and thermal efficiency by optimizing head bolts, head gaskets, etc.
    • Suspension: Improved durability and reliability of front suspension components
    • Exhaust: Improved high-temperature strength and durability by optimizing exhaust manifold materials and structure
    • Cooling: Improved reliability by reviewing engine cooling water routes
    • Electrical components: Improved reliability of power generation components and changed belt layout to improve reliability and reduce weight

    The cockpit of the Subaru WRX NBR Challenge 2024 was shared by Carlo van Dam, Tim Schrick, Kota Sasaki, and Rintaro Kubo.

    “The victory on circuits like Nürburgring, which is so-called one of the world's most challenging tracks, once again demonstrated the reliability, durability, and high performance of Subaru vehicles, including horizontally opposed engine and symmetrical AWD (all-wheel drive),” Subaru wrote in a press release.

    “Through its motorsport activities, Subaru and STI will continue to pursue engineering excellence to assure ‘Enjoyment and Peace of Mind’ to customers worldwide,” the company added.

    Photos from Subaru

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