This Twin-Turbo Subaru Legacy is JDM Subtlety Done Right

Subaru made a lot of amazing performance cars in the 1990s, and basically none of them came to America. That means us here on this side of the pond had to improvise. Like this.P

This week on /TUNED, Matt Farah goes to "Japan" to test a 1998 Subaru Legacy that has every single possible JDM component on board you can imagine. It's even been converted to rear-wheel drive.P

This is the Legacy we wish we had. And it's a Legacy that Farah liked so much that he did something that he's never done before on /TUNED, ever.

Original post byTheSmokingTire on /DRIVE

Video: This Twin-Turbo Subaru Legacy is Subtlety Done Right

Video: This Twin-Turbo Subaru Legacy is Subtlety Done Right

Last season, there was an overwhelming push to get some full-on JDM cars on the show this season. Since actually going to Japan is out of our budget (... or is it?) we put out the word, and Dave Brown, owner of Fast of West Chester responded. Mr. Brown has spent the last two years turning his otherwise pedestrian Subaru Legacy GT into a full-on JDM conversion, right down to the super-rare (in the US) twin-turbo engine.

No, it's not a horsepower monster. No, it's not a drift machine. No, it's not going to blow the doors off a Bugatti in a drag race that would never happen anyway. Instead, Dave's Subaru is a brilliant exercise in subtlety, attention to detail, and doing what it takes to get the job done right. It's a beautiful car, and we've chosen a particularly beautiful location for it. Oh, and we brought a helicopter.

Watch it here on /DRIVE