The dramatic conclusion of the four-man bobsled at the 2022 Olympics triggered memories of Subaru’s horrifying attempt to send a man down a bobsled course behind the wheel of a Subaru WRX STi
After the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Subaru drove up to St. Moritz, home of the oldest bobsled track in the world. They convinced Mark Higgins, an Isle of Man racer, to hop behind the wheel of a Subaru loaded with spiked tires and made his way down the bobsled run.
While the vehicle survived its trip, it was one wild ride. The car kept slamming between walls of snow, and after making its way around a turn that was nearly vertical, it rides on its roof before landing on its tires.
The carnage was impressive. It looked like the car came from a demolition derby, not a bobsled run. Since these courses aren’t built for cars, the STI had to be removed by crane after each attempt.