Originally Posted by ByeBye4g63t
To answer the OP's question, yes it's possible. I'd be willing to bet that a stage 2 sti on E85 with coilovers, and a competent driver could give one a very good run around the track, if not beat it. But it depends on the track. The 'ring has alot of long straights and sweepers; not the STi's forte. I chuckeled at the beach crusier thing, because the first thing that popped into my head was a friend of mine cruising on one down the beach lol.
+1. I don't think it would take anything more than e85 and some suspension goodies, but on the 'ring it would also need some undercarriage aero goodies to keep it from getting squirrely. When the 2011 ran a 7:55 it had thicker sway bars, strut tower brace and bushings as well as a full undertray, extended front lip spoiler and a gurney tray taped to the rear, weight reduction as well.