#featurethis: A Sideways Subaru Svx | Speedhunters

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featurethis: A Sideways Subaru Svx


The Subaru SVX is without a one of the most interesting Japanese of the 1990s. It may not have had the same credentials as its rivals, but with styling and a smooth flat six the SVX made for one hell of a unique GT It was ahead of its time to say the least.

As as the SVX was, it never offered a lot in the way of potential for modification. For starters, the six cylinder never had a ton of aftermarket and even worse the SVX was only with a four-speed automatic

Even with all these working against him, reader Chris Van Den Elzen of DTR in Wisconsin has managed to take an SVX and into a capable and fun machine for drift days. Even is the fact that he did it all on a tight

Chris’ SVX began life as a that needed a lot of work – a car essentially. He began by installing a manual transmission with a center diff to send to the rear wheels.

He then an R200 rear differential an Infiniti Q45 which required mounts and modification of the rear

At the same time he also dug the suspension, using a modified set of originally designed for a GD chassis and custom heim joints for steering angle.

The original 230 EG33 engine remained stock, with a chipped ECU and long tube headers 2.5″ exhaust all the way back to style tips.

There’s not in the way of aero parts available for an so it’s not surprising that left the body pretty He did remount the rear spoiler for a aggressive look and install a 9K hood vent up front.

Fortunately the factory lines of the SVX hold up pretty well, with the widened fenders and wheels on each corner.

The is a machine that can drift well, and stand out massively the sea of S-chassis cars that grassroots drift events.

But there’s always room for As the recent build photo it seems Chris has yanked the six in favor of a small block V8. Purists won’t be happy leaving the Subaru motor but then again there’s pure about a Subaru SVX car in the first place.

Thanks for Chris!

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