Travis Pastrana Should Backflip His Throwback Subaru Gymkhana Racer

Brilliance in retro styling.

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Travis Pastrana Should Backflip His Throwback Subaru Gymkhana Racer ©Travis Pastrana Should Backflip His Throwback Subaru Gymkhana Racer

Hoonigan is no stranger to incredibly cool throwback motorsports machines, and its latest concoction thoroughly proves this point. Travis Pastrana is now the pilot of this insane Subaru Gymkhana build.

  • Car: Travis Pastrana Gymkhana Subaru GL
  • Location: Unknown
  • Photog: Unknown (used with permission from Hoonigan)
  • Camera: Unknown

This thing looks the absolute business. It’s a throwback to the early 1980s Subaru GL wagon shape with massive fenders, giant tires, the works. It looks like a cross between a ’80s AJTCC car mixed with an ’80s Trans Am racer, except it’s a car that never raced in either series.

What’s cool is it’s not a modified old GL, but rather a full carbon, all-custom racecar styled after it. There’s no word on what’s underneath, but I’ll hedge that it has some kind of race-prepped Subaru STI drive/powertrain like his previous Gymkhana machine. My God, does it sound so glorious banging off the rev limiter in a fast slide, as demonstrated at the beginning of this video. All that’s left to do is backflip it.

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