By installing the four-cylinder turbocharged engine from a Subaru Impreza STI into a 997-generation GT3, a tuner by the name of DevSpeed Motorsports has introduced a novel new approach to Porsche 911 modification.
Porsche 911 GT3
DevSpeed has replaced its German heart with a Japanese one; however, more on that later.
The "911 GT3 STI," a fusion created for the 2022 SEMA exhibition, at least maintains the 911's "boxer" engine arrangement.
The 2.5-liter flat-four from a 2008 Impreza STI replaces the stunning 3.6-liter flat-six seen in the GT3.
The unconventional approach was chosen for a good reason: builder Faruk Kugay acquired the GT3 as a rolling shell after the previous owner had crashed and stripped it.
According to reports, the Mezger (RIP) engine is substantially heavier than the EJ25 Scooby unit, which can produce a tremendous amount of horsepower and was initially good for about 300bhp.
Onboard include an improved BorgWarner turbo, a "huge" intercooler, new injectors, rails, and pumps, as well as a fuel cell and fuel system from Nuke Performance.
The engine modifications are finished with a unique exhaust, and there are rumours of 550bhp, which is a significant increase above the outputs of the original Scooby and GT3.
The Scoob's six-speed gearbox is used for rear-wheel drive, while VAD Design of England provided the "racecar" bodywork.
Because this car reportedly has a competitive future, it has broad arches that can comfortably accept 10 inch front and 13 inch wide 19 inch 917-style alloy wheels.
A rollcage reinforced the body, which conceals BC Racing adjustable coilovers.
A performance air jack system for rapid wheel changing serves as the sport's crowning touch.
The Porsche Salzburg 917 and Subaru's own WRC vehicles, both designed by Sean Smith, are reported to have served as inspiration for the livery.
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