The Japanese automaker has had a very successful run at the Isle of Man over the years and this edition of the 37.73-mile Snaefell Mountain Course race brought the successful effort of posting a new lap record for the car section.
Back in 2014 the same brand and the same pilot posted a 19:15.88 time – but this year’s attempt easily improved spectacularly on the run with an impressive run of 17 minutes and 35.139 seconds. For now, unless you were actually roadside to watch the lap, there was no way to get involved in the spectacular run aside from a handful of short videos. Now well known experts from ProDrive, who was tasked to heavily modify the car, have changed the think by releasing some raw video of the attempt. The video looks unfinished yet, but it still mixes together in-car footage, shots from a helicopter, and clips from points along the course.
The result is truly spectacular and shows how driver Mark Higgins pushed hard to make the record break attempt turn successful. With this being a raw video, the audio cuts out occasionally, though. This also means this is but a mere teaser for what’s coming up next – with ProDrive working on the fully edited version, which could show the entire lap complete with sound. And this will show the wild sedan’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that had 600 horsepower on tap.