SKI SCIENCE: Ken Block’s Subaru snow cat

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on November 3, 2009 3:16 pm

Definitely the craziest snow cat we’ve ever seen.  Ken Block, co-founder of DC Shoes, of skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, and rally car racing fame, has created this monstrosity of the back country.

It’s called the TRAX STI, an experimental automobile made from the Subaru comp car, WRX STI.  “The TRAX STI is a very fun project for me,” said Block. “It combines two of my favorite things in life: driving a rally car in the snow and snowboarding in the powder in the backcountry. Having a house in Utah, I get to enjoy lots of sliding around on the snow, but this project takes that to a whole new level as I can now hit up the backcountry in the fastest snow cat ever. It’s incredibly fun having the ability to push the high-power Subaru on the slopes and to backcountry spots that normal cars could never go!”

Could never go or should never go?

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