This 554-HP Supercharged, LSx-Powered Subaru Forester Is Wickedly Loud
Listen to "Project Arkham" terrorize the 'burbs.
I'm not much for the "LS swap the world" demeanor, but sometimes, it's way cooler than it has any right being -- this is one of those builds. Instead of taking the typical route of airbag suspension and a tune, the crew at Moore Performance took this Subaru Forester, or at least what's left of it, and made "Project Arkham". With a supercharged LSx in the front sending mountains of power to the rear, it's a one-off that's sure to set itself apart from the cliche builds of today.
Painted in Joker guise, this thing growls more maniacally than the Batman villain laughs. A 1.9L LSA blower sits in the vee of the engine and helps to amp output all the way to 554 horsepower and 534 lb. ft. of torque, more than any comparably built flat four could hope to muster. It sends that power through a built GM 4L80-E four-speed auto, and finally ends up at the back wheels with the help of an upgraded Subaru rear end.
Shots of the engine bay show how bonkers this Subie really is, and no matter your stance on the project, the work put in has to be appreciated. Thanks to the LS's inherent simplicity and power potential, it turned this Japanese wagon into a riot that can't easily be matched.
Watch this strange sight as the Subaru burns out in a parking lot, laying waste to its two rear tires without issue.
And once you've stopped scratching your head from that clip, listen to the 5.3L V-8 swoon. Or shout, really.
- RELATEDA Colorado Subaru Enthusiast Club's Cars Are Being Stolen Left and RightAt least 10 cars have been stolen from club members in the past week.READ NOW
- RELATEDWatch Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins Dramatic Mt. Washington CrashThe former record holder hit a rock that spun him over the side of the road.READ NOW
- RELATEDSubaru Wants to Paste Your Face Into Its Dog CommercialsWe gave it a try for ourselves.READ NOW
- RELATEDWicked Big Meet 2017 Was a New England Celebration of SubaruFans of all types gathered in Stafford, Connecticut for a day of fun involving one of New England's most favored automakers.READ NOW
- RELATEDNew Subaru WRX and STI Won't Come Until 2020We'll have to wait three years for the new platform's benefits to trickle up to the sporty models.READ NOW