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Among tuners, the legions of Subaru fans are hard to top, displaying all the fanaticism of English soccer fans and a dedication to their vehicles that borders on obsessive. These are compliments, by the way. In the latest video from Drive, Matt Farah takes a look at a pair of very special Imprezas - early Impreza 2.5RS Coupes that have had some serious heart transplants.

The first, a traditional blue model, sports the 2.5-liter, turbocharged flat-four from the 2004 WRX STI, which is good for around 300 horsepower. The other Impreza is a bit more hardcore - the engine is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder from the JDM WRX STI, which we suppose makes it more of an Impreza 2.0RS Coupe. Besides the different engines, both cars represent the unique ideas and style of their owners.

The 10-minute video explores this, digging into why people tune, and how it's a reflection of their own personal driving style and character. Take a look below for another fun vid from the team at Drive.


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      Jared
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sick STI's. Love these cars(along with Evos)
      thenewrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gotta love Subies
      sp33dklz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love my 2007 WRX, but this is still the holy grail to all WRX / STI owners. Nothing better than a 2 door, awd, rally car.
        Coop
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sp33dklz
        Best looking soobie ever buit IMO. Tried talking my mom into buying one in 1997 when she needed a new car. Didn't go over well.
      gary
      • 1 Year Ago
      The downside of the ease of swapping motors is that its become nearly impossible to find a nice GC 2.5 RS that's still original.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always wished subie and mitsubishi to sell their wrxs and the evos in the 90s.