Subaru WRX Time Attack

In Circuit, Video by fullboost

One car that caught our eye at the recent SubiNats was Phil Bunters first generation WRX. Phil originally drove the car back in 2008 with track success before later acquiring it for himself a few years later.

Since then Phil has reworked the entire car, more recently giving it a paint job. The wheel flares were grafted from a VE Commodore while the body still retains all steel panels and factory glass. Power comes from an Ichiban closed deck 2.5L using a 2008 crankshaft, forged bottom end and Kelford cams. A GT Pumps turbocharger and E85 combine for around 480hp to the wheels. After only a handful of laps at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit Phil had already delivered a great result.

SubiNats, Phillip Island, Australia – July 2016

1994 Subaru WRX

EJ 2.5L boxer engine by Ichiban
Closed deck block, MY08 crankshaft, Manley pistons and Rods.
Kelford cams, baffled sump,
GT Pumps turbocharger, Turbosmart internal wastegate
Custom ETM twist mount manifold and dump exhaust
Adaptronic computer, 1300cc injectors, E85 fuel
Custom ichiban rotated inlet manifold.
Apexi front mount intercooler
Power: 360kW / 482hp at wheels
Subaru 5-speed gearbox with PPG gear set.
Twin plate clutch, plated front and rear R160 diffs, RA Factory DCCD
BC coil-overs, Whiteline sway bars, Hard Race rear control arms, strut braces.
Koya 18×10, 295/30/18 R-spec
AP front, Brembo rear, ABS removed
Custom Dapto Smash metal grafted Holden flares and paint, front bar and diffuser
All steel panels and doors, factory alloy bonnet, factory glass

Thanks to: Ichiban for the great work done past / present and future, absolutely sensational service and work.
Thanks Dapto Smash for all paint, panel and aero. Car looks so good and works brilliant.
Thanks BedsRus Dapto and Warrawong for ongoing financial support.