Wind­ing up the purists

NZ Performance Car - - Under Construction -

Jarred Haig’s ’96 V2 STi is al­ready well known for be­ing the Subby on bags from the deep south, but he has re­cently pulled it off the road to un­dergo a bit of open-heart surgery. It’s run­ning the stock EJ20 cur­rently, but Jarred wanted to spice things up with a bit of flare that would stray from what a purist’s WRX would look like. The en­gine of choice a Mazda 13B bridgey with big sin­gle snail hang­ing off the side. Yep, there will shortly be a rotang pul­sat­ing away in­side the Subby’s en­gine bay. The car’s orig­i­nal four-wheel-drive sys­tem will be con­verted to a rear-wheel set-up, and the hope is to push a rel­a­tively hum­ble 298kW (400hp) out of the 13B to make for a street-le­gal head-turner. The process has only just started, and the car will re­tain most of what it had al­ready been run­ning — White­line front and rear sway bars, a White­line bump-steer kit, and 17x8-inch fif­teen52 tar­mac wheels — with a new set of three-piece wheels on the hori­zon for the fu­ture.

We’ll keep a close eye on this sac­ri­le­gious piece of awe­some for a fu­ture up­date.

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