Red Bull No Limits 2009 Impreza WRX STI

Vermont SportsCar prepared two identical 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally cars for the Red Bull. New Year. No Limits event in late 2009. As a technical partner on the stunt, which saw Travis Pastrana jump 269 ft over water and land on a floating barge, Vermont SportsCar prepared the Subaru jump car and its sister spare car and conducted extensive testing over the two months leading up to the New Year’s eve jump. The car utilized for the stunt is a modified version of Vermont SportsCar’s VT9r spec rally car that Travis Pastrana campaigned in the Rally America National Championship.

Aside from the standard VT9r rally car modifications, the jump car featured provisions for weight ballast to aid in the flight characteristics while airborne, as well as engine modifications to increase power and response.

ENGINE
2.5-liter, 4-cylinder
Horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER(R) engine
Turbocharged and intercooled
Approx 400hp and 451lb/ft torque

WHEELS
Work – 15 x 7 Gravel rally wheel

TIRES
BFGoodrich Rally Tires

WEIGHT
3000lbs

ENGINE MANAGEMENT
MoTeC M880 competition ECU

TRANSMISSION
KAPS 5-speed dog-engagement gearbox

ROLL CAGE / SHELL PREP
Seam welded shell
Vermont SportsCar / Custom cages designed roll cage
TIG welded using T45 steel

SEATS: RECARO SPA ProRacer w/HANS (Head & Neck Restraint)
Passenger seat removed

DRIVE SYSTEM
Programmable DCCD (Driver COntrolled Center Differential)

CLUTCH
EXEDY twin plate racing clutch

DIFFERENTIALS
Cusco (front and rear)

FUEL CELL
Under-floor fuel cell, 65+ Liters (Kevlar Bladder)

SUSPENSION
EXE-TC competition suspension with pressure sensitive damping / hydraulic bump stop
EXE-TC rear upper control arms
EXE-TC rear trailing link
EXE-TC tow arm

BRAKES (gravel spec)
AP/STI gravel rally brakes

INTERIOR
Modified dashboard
Carbon fiber door cards and carbon fiber co-driver footrest
Sabelt 6pt competition harnesses
Hydraulic handbrake
Coralba C-Giant rally computer
BODY
STI Carbon fiber roof scoop
¼ inch Aluminum sump guard
Composite under-floor protection
Carbon fiber rear wing

MISC
STI increased durability driveshafts
STI Quick Ratio Steering Rack (11 to1)
STI increased durability front hubs
STI power steering pump

FLUIDS
MOTUL 15w-50 fully synthetic motor oil
MOTUL GEARff Competition 75w-140 gear oil

RedBull No Limits NYE Cockpit
RedBull No Limits NYE Jump Sequence
RedBull No Limits NYE Team
RedBull No Limits NYE Exterior
RedBull No Limits NYE Broadcast Equipment