David uses his Impreza P1 for track days, and in 2009 suffered a big-end failure while on the track at Brands Hatch. Scooby Projects supplied and fitted a hand-built, bespoke EJ20 closed-deck engine with a 2.1 stroker kit.
|Vehicle:||2000 Subaru Impreza P1|
|Applied Model:||GM8HKED (Vehicle number 552 of 1000)|
|Date of first registration:||2000|
|Engine:||Subaru EJ20 closed deck fitted with 2.1 stroker kit (450 bhp)
Horizontal opposition 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC, Turbo, petrol
|Performance:||4.8 sec 0–60 mph*, max speed 155 mph*|
|Transmission:||Five-speed manual, AWD|
* Quoted performance figures are for the standard Impreza P1 which produced 280bhp. David’s car has had a 450bhp engine rebuild so should be significantly quicker.