Porsche 911 GT3 rocks a Subaru WRX STI engine at SEMA
Eneos, Japan’s largest oil company, has also decided to attend the SEMA tuning show this year with an impressive Porsche 911 as an admission ticket.
The Porsche 911 GT3 STI is based on a year 2007 model that a team of tuning specialists bought at an auction without an engine. They decided to try putting the turbo flat-four mill of the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI into the engine bay instead and see how it goes.
The engine had to undergo large-scale modifications before it could fit in, but in the end, it was able to slam the wheels with 557 PS (549 hp / 410 kW). To put things in perspective, the standard 3.6-liter flat-six block of the 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 pales in comparison with only 421 PS (415 hp / 310 kW).
The upgrade involved installing an improved turbocharger system, a large intercooler, a reworked fuel system and a special exhaust system as well. A six-speed manual transmission drives the rear wheels like in any self-respecting Porsche 911.
Elsewhere, the show car features BC Racing coilover suspension, flared fenders enabling the 19-inch Rotiform 917 wheels to fit in the arches, a safety cage and racing seats.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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