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2019 Subaru WRX STI climbs the hill at Shelsley Walsh

The turbocharged, all-wheel-drive STI is a perfect companion for a spirited run up the world's oldest hill climb course.

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The Subaru WRX STI is a staple at rally-style motorsports events.

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Shelsley Walsh is the oldest continuously used hill climb course in the world.

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People have been racing at Shelsley Walsh since 1905.

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The track is narrow -- you can't run two cars at a time.

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The WRX STI is perfect for a track like this.

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Turbocharged power and all-wheel-drive grip mean the WRX STI can charge up the hill.

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Because of how steep the hill climb is, you rarely need to brake.

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At the Bottom S corner, go hard in second gear to shoot yourself up the hill.

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Running Shelsley Walsh in the WRX STI takes between 35 and 40 seconds, depending on the driver.

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