Porsche 912 with Subaru WRX STI Engine Hits the Track

Porsche 912 with Subaru WRX STI Engine Hits the Track 1 photo
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When you’re out there on the track, hear a blow-off valve and notice the sound is coming from a 1960s Porsche, you really can’t be blamed for raising an eyebrow. Well, now you can, since we’re here to explain what the story is all about.
You know how Porsche and the VW Group altogether keeps delaying their entry-level sports car project? Well, back in the late 60s, when the 911 was still an infant, Porsche did offer a more affordable alternative, the 912.

The 912 might have had an agile chassis, but the 356-derived 1.6-liter unit its rear end only delivered 90 HP. Even so, the sportscar, which was introduced in 1956, outsold the 911 through the first years of production thanks to its overall balance.

The 912 even made motorsport history, so it’s only natural to find one on the track nowadays. Nevertheless, the owner of the blue 912 in the footage below decided to inject some serious HP into his Porsche, but without the massive budget required by a high-output 911 engine.

The man crossed the sacrilege border to Subaru land, borrowing a two-liter boxer heart of a 2005 WRX STI. We are talking about the EJ20T engine. Further down the power line we find a WRX manual tranny, as well as a limited slip differential.

By the way, this sub-one ton Porsche has about 250 hp at the wheels, so the performance is pretty sweet. You can see the machine warming up on the Thunderhill Raceway Park in California below. Even though the driver doesn’t part ways with grip, you can easily feel the intense action in this 912.

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