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2024 Subaru WRX Project Midnight aims to set records

2024 Subaru WRX Project Midnight aims to set records



Subaru has another rowdy track car ready to race for fast times at all variety of motorsports events. And it's starting out at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The British hill climb will be the first public run for this stealthy black, ultra-light, and very powerful 2024 Subaru WRX.

The car is based on the current WRX ARA24 rally car, but features a custom extra wide carbon fiber body and lightened chassis. Subaru says its curb weight is 2,469 pounds, which is nearly 300 pounds less than the Subaru GL "Airslayer" (or "Family Huckster") built for Travis Pastrana, nearly 400 pounds less than a Subaru BRZ, and around 1,000 less than a production WRX. It also features a thoroughly massive wing. That wing combines with slick tires on magnesium wheels to make this Subaru a tarmac specialist, unlike the more multipurpose Airslayer.

Interestingly, Project Midnight is packing less power than the Airslayer. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is making 670 horsepower and 680 pound-feet of torque, as opposed to the wild wagon's 862 horsepower. It also boasts a redline of 9,500 rpm and an exhaust that dumps out the hood.