Ken and his newborn beastie
Ken during the first running of the STi-ATV
In it's full glory
The STi engine in close-up
From the rear - though there's no class for such a beastie in which to race, this is most likely what you'd see if there was
Ken Brough and his STi-ATV is seeking a new name for his charge now that he's considering building a few of them
The 170 Kw (228 brake horespower) motor drives all four wheels
Without the rear bodywork
Look at what the same motor in a rally car can do - then imagine cutting the weight to a fraction of that
June 18, 2005 It’s got to be close to the most radical quad on the planet, built around a Subaru STi rally car motor – weighing just 530 kilograms and producing 228 brake horsepower, the fire-breathing, four-wheel drive STi-ATV is the result of thousands of hours of work by New Zealand Motorsport enthusiast Ken Brough. Why did he build it? “Why not?”, says Ken, who will make the vehicle available for demonstrations and auto shows. Ken conceived the STi a few years ago while watching television coverage of New Zealand’s famous Race to the Sky – a hillclimb where some of the most radical quads ever assembled get unleashed. Having built a number of speedway cars over the years plus the odd track car or two, Ken’s idea was to build an over-the-top, super quad with the hope of running it in Race to the Sky, doing demonstrations and the auto show circuit and having a wickedly quick road-registered toy.
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