Travis Pastrana’s new Gymkhana car is the wildest STI ever built, a carbon fiber-bodied one-off built to shred tires.
The wildly aggressive aero package demonstrates the ethos of this car—throw out the rule book to take Gymkhana to the next level.
The new season will also include a Launch Control first—a two-part miniseries documenting the development and build of Travis Pastrana’s Gymkhana STI for the Subaru brand’s long-awaited return to the world-famous video franchise.
The wind tunnel-proven body is punctuated by a huge rear wing and a variety of canards, splitters and diffusers to control airflow over, under and around the car.
Subaru’s decades of rally and rallycross experience were used to build a WRX STI that went beyond anything the brand had done before.
Subaru Motorsports USA technical partner Vermont SportsCar was tasked with pushing the limits of what a car could do while starting from the base of a production vehicle.
The body panels of the Gymkhana STI, including the wing, fenders and rear diffuser, are executed in raw carbon to maximize weight reduction.
With no series rules dictating its performance, this STI represents a clean-sheet mindset.
Travis Pastrana tested his new Gymkhana STI in a recent test in Montana, shredding plenty of tires and putting the final touches on the car’s setup in advance of filming.
Pastrana gets sideways and turns rubber to smoke in the first test of his Gymkhana STI.