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Watch and Listen to This 580-HP V8 Subaru BRZ Rev Around Monaco

Nothing like an American V8 stuffed into a Japanese sports car.

From the factory, the Subaru BRZ comes packed with an uneventful 205-horsepower horizontally opposed four-cylinder motor. Aside from having the ability to make those smile-inducing, classic Subaru brap noises with an aftermarket exhaust attached, the engine does not do much for the rear-wheel-drive Japanese sports car. That’s why some BRZs—like the one in the video below—end up having their power plants swapped for something a bit more violent. 

A video uploaded to the 19Bozzy92 YouTube page Tuesday shows a driver in a V8-powered BRZ exploring Monaco during the Top Marques 2017 car show last weekend. According to the video’s description, Brill Steel Motorsport packed the car with a 6.2-liter, 580-horsepower LS3. Though it has a very aftermarket motor, a Rocket Bunny V1 body kit, and some new 19-inch wheels, the car’s build was meant to be relatively stock, according to the video description.

It’s definitely not the most stock BRZ-Toyota 86 we’ve seen—that 800-hp quad-turbo 86 comes to mind—but it is quite a ways from stock. Either way, it looks like a neat power-packed build. And sounds damn good too.