670-HP Subaru WRX Project Midnight Is a Speed-Focused Airslayer Sequel

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Subaru WRX Project Midnight Is an Airslayer SequelSubaru
  • The 670-hp Subaru WRX Project Midnight is a successor to the 862-hp Airslayer rallycross car.

  • Project Midnight has a huge rear wing, a carbon-fiber wide body, and a claimed curb weight under 2500 pounds.

  • Driven by Scott Speed, a former F1 driver and rallycross champion, the wild WRX will debut at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Subaru Airslayer was a wicked machine. Based on a 2020 WRX STI rallycross car, it featured an 862-hp turbocharged flat-four, a flame-spitting exhaust that exited through the hood, and it also set a lap record at our annual Lightning Lap event last year. Now, Subaru has a revealed a sequel to the Airslayer called Project Midnight, which will make its racing debut later this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Unlike its predecessor, Project Midnight was born from the current-generation Subaru WRX. However, it continues to be a collaboration between Subaru's U.S. motorsports' team and Vermont SportsCar. Project Midnight was also specifically designed to be as quick and as fast as possible on tarmac, with its main mission being outright speed.

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The modified WRX's turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four makes 670 horsepower and 680 pound-feet of torque. Compare that with the regular car's 2.4-liter boxer four, which pumps out 271 ponies and 258 pound-feet. Project Midnight also has a glorious 9500-rpm redline, and—yes—it still spits fire from its hood-exiting exhaust.


With a custom wide body made of carbon fiber as well as a meticulously lightened chassis, Subaru says Project Midnight has a curb weight of 2469 pounds. That's said to be 1000 pounds less than a production WRX and about 300 pounds lighter than the Airslayer.

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Project Midnight's huge rear wing is also an exaggerated version of the one found on Vermont SportCar's WRX ARA24 gravel rally car. The former car also features a suspension setup optimized for paved surfaces, and it rolls on a set of 18-inch magnesium OZ Racing wheels wrapped with Yokohama Advan racing slicks.

Former F1 driver and rallycross champion Scott Speed is tasked with taming the WRX Project Midnight. Look for the super Subie to make its debut later this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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