Yeah, you’re looking at a Subaru STI Rally car. Only it isn’t…

Rob meets Sam Albert, a rally driver and instructor whose careful reading of the rally-racing rulebook inspired a Ferrari V8 swap into his Subie. Now, epic Italian engine notes echo throughout Washington State’s forest rally stages.

In this episode, Rob gets to grips with rally driving and learns the ins and outs of inserting a naturally aspirated, ear piercing V8 into an engine bay where a turbocharged flat four once sat.

So, genius? Or sacrilege? Let us know in the comments…

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00:00 Intro
01:15 Subaru STI
02:49 Walkaround
04:31 Competing
05:40 Ferrari V8
07:17 First Drive
08:24 Olympus Rally
11:08 Conclusion

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