Claire bought her JDM 1997 Legacy GT-B in November 2007, as a fresh import to the UK. The car is used everyday and also sees occasional track day use, and the modifications reflect this.
|Vehicle:||1997 Subaru Legacy GT-B Twin Turbo (Japanese Import)|
|Date of first registration:||1st March 1997|
|Imported into UK:||September 2007|
|Engine:||Subaru EJ20R DWCJE (280ps @ 6,500rpm)
1994cc, Horizontal opposition 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC, Twin-Turbo, petrol
|Performance:||Acceleration 0–60mph, 5.7 seconds (claimed)
Maximum speed, 165mph (limiter removed [ 1 ])
|Transmission:||Five-speed 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. Scooby Projects are able to perform this conversion if requested, however it is not recommended that cars with top-mounted intercoolers run above 140mph for prolonged periods as permanent engine damage may occur.
|Scooby Projects ceased trading in 2012, but anyone looking for advice or work done to their Subaru project can now contact AJR Performance for a similar range of products and services.|