This 1996 JDM Subaru Legacy GT-B was imported to the UK in 2005, and bought by Adam in July 2010 as a non-runner after it suffered a gearbox failure. Adam is using the vehicle as a “hobby car” and it will be used for occasional weekend show and track use.
Adam’s Legacy GT-B returned to Scooby Projects in September 2011 for a full service, MOT and general maintenance to prepare the car for a three-thousand mile tour of Western Europe. We are pleased to report that the car returned to the UK in October after covering 2,963 miles, including a day at the Nürburgring, without any mechanical problems.
|Vehicle:||1996 Subaru Legacy GT-B Twin Turbo (Japanese Import)|
|Date of first registration:||30th September 1996|
|Imported into UK:||21st July 2005|
|Engine:||Subaru EJ20R DWCJE (280ps @ 6,500rpm)
1994cc, Horizontal opposition 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC, Twin-Turbo, petrol
Re-map by BR Developments
|Performance:||Acceleration 0–60mph, 5.5 seconds (claimed [ 1 ])
Maximum speed, 152mph (limiter removed and gearing reduced [ 1 ])
|Transmission:||Five-speed DCCD manual, All-wheel drive|
[ 1 ] Cars in Japan are limited to 180kph (112mph) by law, but by converting the speedometer to mile-per-hour the speed limiter will be changed from 180kph to 180mph. With this conversion, an otherwise unmodified second-generation manual Legacy GT-B, in good condition, should be able to achieve a maximum speed in excess of 160mph. However, this vehicle has been fitted with a Subaru DCCD gearbox which has lower gearing than standard, therefore the maximum speed has been reduced to a theoretical 152mph (fitted with 225/40/18 tyres) but acceleration has been improved. Scooby Projects do not recommended that cars with top-mounted intercoolers run above 140mph for prolonged periods as permanent engine damage may occur.