What you are looking at is likely a first even for the aftermarket automotive arena. It is a Subaru powered Porsche 917/10 replica–and it is available. I have met many, many gearheads over the years and there are many who are fans of both Subaru and Porsche, so molding the two together to create a beast does make sense in a strange way.
Let’s check out this Subaru-powered Porsche 917/10 replica at a glance:
- It is a replica of a 1971 Porsche 917/10 Can-Am racer.
- Where the power comes from is the intriguing factor: There are two Subaru 3.0-liter flat sixes mounted with the cranks kissing. The end result is a Subaru flat 12! Mind blown.
- The engines are housed in a hand-crafted chassis. Both engines are from the 2007 Subaru Tribeca crossover and are mated to the 5-speed automatic transmission.
- Considering that each engine produces around 250 horses, that makes a 500 horse build. The original Porsche 917/10 packed a 5.4-liter and produced 660…but it also cost a lot more.
I often drive a modified Subaru WRX with a flat four. It is a very potent little thing and I would certainly be interested in a chance to try out a flat twelve.
Overall, the bodywork is shoddy looking as it stands. It is just the powertrain of this Subaru powered Porsche replica that demands attention. It is located in Hartford, Connecticut currently and listed on Ebay for $40k. The moral of the story here is to never underestimate the ingenuity of a gearhead on a budget!
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