• The Subaru WRX Project Midnight, which has 670 horsepower, has taken the place of the Airslayer rallycross car, which had 862 horsepower.
  • The carbon fiber body of Project Midnight is wide, and the back wing is huge. The car is said to weigh less than 2500 pounds at its peak weight.
  • Scott Speed, a former Formula One driver and rallycross winner, will be driving the crazy WRX for the first time at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Subaru Airslayer required a lot of power to drive. It was built on a 2020 WRX STI rallycross car and had a turbocharged flat-four engine that made 862 hp and an exhaust system that spit flames out of the hood. We had a Lightning Lap event last year, and it set a lap record. Subaru has announced Project Midnight, the car that will replace the Airslayer. It will be raced for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this week.

The fast-paced follow-up to Airslayer is Project Midnight, a Subaru WRX with 670 HP

Project Midnight started with the latest generation of the Subaru WRX, unlike its predecessor. Even so, Vermont SportsCar and Subaru’s US racing team are still working together. The main goal of Project Midnight was speed, and it was built to be as fast as possible on straight roads.

The new WRX has a 2.0-liter flat-four turbocharged engine that makes 670 horsepower and 680 pound-feet of torque. The basic car’s 2.4-liter boxer four engine, on the other hand, makes 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Project Midnight also has a beautiful redline of 9500 rpm, and yes, it still spits fire from its exhaust that comes out of the hood.

Subaru says that Project Midnight has a curb weight of 2469 pounds, which is possible because the frame has been carefully trimmed down and a wide carbon fiber body has been specially made. It’s about 300 pounds lighter than the Airslayer and 1,000 pounds lighter than a normal WRX.

The huge back wing of Project Midnight comes from Vermont SportCar’s WRX ARA24 gravel race car, but it’s been scaled up. The old car has 18-inch magnesium OZ Racing wheels and Yokohama Advan racing slicks, as well as a suspension setup made for paved surfaces.

The WRX Project Midnight is being tamed by Scott Speed, who used to race in Formula One and win a rallycross championship. The super Subie will likely be shown for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this week.

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