Isle of Man

  • Ford Mustang Bullitt at Isle of Man

    The Isle of Man hosts the most famous and most dangerous motorcycle race in the world. But two wheels aren't required to enjoy the Isle of Man. Case in point, Ford of Europe sent the Mustang Bullitt to the island to drive the 37.7-mile course that is legendary with so many motorcycle racing enthusiasts. The Mustang Bullitt and Isle of Man are the subjects of the latest in a series of "Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads" films. For this installment, Ford put journalist Steve Sutcliffe behind the wheel of a right-hand-drive Mustang Bullitt to drive the "mountain course." Sutcliffe said the...

  • Isle of Man TT by Studiokippenberger
    Isle of Man TT documentary captures the beauty and danger of the race

    It's just a small rock in the middle of the Irish Sea, but for those who love motorcycle racing, the Isle of Man is an almost magical place. This is the home of the Snaefell Mountain Course, which is a twisting road circuit that unfolds over the course of 37.75 miles. The speeds are high, and the...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS visits the Isle of Man
    Watch the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS at play on the Isle of Man

    The Isle of Man is wrapped by a seemingly endless twisting, undulating sliver of tarmac that's as beautiful as it is dangerous. Certain sections of the road have no speed limits. It's the home of the most dangerous event on the motorsports calendar. It's also the perfect place to grab a 2019...

  • Rider Michael Dunlop setting his 16:58.254 record lap at the 2016 Isle of Man TT
    Watch rider Michael Dunlop set his 16:58 Isle of Man record

    There’s been a lot of hoopla over Mark Higgins’ recent setting of the blistering 17:35 lap time for the Isle of Man TT. However, Higgins isn’t the fastest around the winding 37.73-mile course. He’s only the fastest on four wheels, in this case a modified Subaru WRX STI. The...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Time Attack Car
    Mark Higgins smashes Isle of Man record in tuned Subaru WRX

    Updated with new record time set by Mark Higgins on Monday, June 6. He’s done it. Manx rally driver Mark Higgins on Monday smashed his own Isle of Man record for cars. He completed the 37.73-mile course in a blistering 17:35, resulting in an average speed of 128.73 mph. That beats the...

  • 2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Time Attack Car
    Subaru shows off new Isle of Man record attempt car

    Subaru has taken the wraps off of the WRX STI racer it will send to the Isle of Man for a record attempt around the island's challenging TT course. The automaker has once again turned to Manx rally driving legend Mark Higgins for the attempt. Higgins holds two records, most recently a 19:15.88...

  • Subaru WRX STI by Prodrive

    Subaru is heading back to the Isle of Man. For a number of years now, the automaker has sponsored the Isle of Man TT for pretty much one reason: so in-house hotshoe Mark Higgins can attack the road car record for the insane 37-mile loop that is the Snaefell Mountain Course. With the help of Prodrive, Subaru and Mark Higgins are heading back to that wonderful rock to give it another go. Higgins holds the last two Isle of Man road car records. In 2011, Higgins got his shot at the record in a WRX STI, and he completed the run in 19 minutes and 56.67 seconds. His average speed for the run was 113...

  • 2015 Subaru WRX STI Sets New Isle Of Man TT Car Lap Record
    2015 Subaru WRX STI & Mark Higgins Isle Of Man TT car lap record full video

    The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, or TT, is a famously challenging event, populated by people who know neither limits nor fear. But while the super bike riders get all of the credit for the event’s popularity and history, Subaru has made it a place for car people, too. Earlier this month, the...

  • Isle of Man 2013 Subaru BRZ drive
    Lapping the Isle of Man TT course in the 2013 Subaru BRZ

    Updated: Upon further consultation with Simon Crellin of the Isle of Man TT press office and Subaru of America's Dominick Infante, some of the statistics acquired from my previous sources have been called into question. Where there is a conflict between official TT facts and figures not available...

  • Subaru WRX STI sets new Isle of Man TT lap record
    Subaru WRX STI sets new Isle of Man TT road car lap record

    Today's road courses bear little resemblance to the historical circuits the pioneers of motorsport ran on. Even most of the "street circuits" that are still run have been massaged and made safer over the years. But there are a few circuits that still offer the difficulty and danger those original...

  • Isle of Man TTxGP, the world's first low-emissions Grand Prix
    Isle of Man TTxGP, the world's first low-emissions Grand Prix

    Billing itself as the world's first Clean Emissions Grand Prix, the TTxGP will be held at the historic cradle of motor racing, the Isle of Man TT circuit. Consisting of a single 37.7mi (60.7km) lap of the course, the TTxGP will kick off June 2009 with a range of two- and three-wheeled low-emissions...

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