Travis Pastrana’s Family Hawkster 1983 built to demolish the Subaru Gymkhana

Travis Pastrana unveiled his “Family Hawkster” 1983 Subaru GL Wagon earlier this year but kept the glasses secret. Now we have more details about this insane construction, which will be featured in the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​and a gymkhana video later this year.

Designed with the help of Subaru Motorsports USA, the wagon will borrow some aerodynamic techniques from the Subaru WRX STI Airslayer, according to a press release from Gymkhana 2020 by STI Pastrana-powered single, gymkhana producer Hunigan. The series maker also set a record for the 2021 Mount Washington Hill Climb on the Pastrana Airslayer, after the series maker Ken Block was sabotaged for that video.

Like the airslayer, the Family Hawkster has an active rear wing, as well as a running aerodynamic flap on the front and back. It also has a carbon-fiber roof rack designed to conduct air to a rear-mounted radiator through a NACA duct on the roof. Given the boxy shape of the GL, these devices were a must.

Travis Pastrana Family Hawkster 1983 Subaru GL Wagon

Travis Pastrana Family Hawkster 1983 Subaru GL Wagon

Pastrana said in a statement, “The ’83 wagon also flew as you can imagine … like a brick.” This makes the jumps more sketchy but more entertaining and less predictable. The Family Hawkster is definitely my favorite car to drive. “

Although designed to look like the 1983 Subaru GL, the Family Hawkster features a custom tubular space frame chassis with carbon-fiber bodywork. It rolls on one-off KMC wheels inspired by all-wheel drive 8-spoke wheels directed to Subaras in the 1980s (some Subaru models still had front-wheel drive).

Like the AirSlayer, it is powered by an 862-hp Boxer-4 engine, combined with a 6-speed sequential gearbox and all-wheel drive. According to Hunigan, Wagon will include some changes to the differential reported by Pastrana’s Mount Washington record run.

Travis Pastrana Family Hawkster 1983 Subaru GL Wagon

Travis Pastrana Family Hawkster 1983 Subaru GL Wagon

The interior aims to mimic the look of a stock GL wagon. It has a scanned entertainment of the original dashboard, rendered in blue carbon fiber to match the color of the original. The dash features an original 1983 GL radio and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster programmed to look like a subaru digital cluster from the 1980s.

The Family Hawkster will appear at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​scheduled for June 23-26 and will make its gym debut shortly thereafter. Hunigan, however, did not discuss a release date for the next video.

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