Diesel Subaru is a DIY Pike's Peak Rally Weapon (w/ Video)

Subaru Diesel

See that blue Impreza up there? That car is owned by a wrench named Gregoire who decided he wanted to take on the Pike’s Peak International Hillclimb in a high-powered Subaru. Nothing new/exciting there, right? Think again.

Instead of being powered by one of Subaru’s turbocharged flat 4 gas engines, Gregoire’s home-built rally car is powered by an engine that most people- enthusiasts included!- don’t even know exists. It’s a diesel called the EE20, and it’s a sturdy, Fuji-Heavy built piece that can hold some serious boost, making this DIY diesel Subaru racer one to watch.

Check out this video, below, that chronicles the full 90-days of grinding, cutting, and welding that went into making this race-ready Subaru diesel a reality …

 

Then take a look at some of these great shots, from the original build thread at Subaru forum RS25.com, which has dozens (if not hundreds) of pictures of Gregoire’s epic Subaru build. There, you’ll find everything from scrapyard pick pics to more of the triumphant “run up the mountain” style pics I pulled from the site, below. Enjoy!

 

Diesel Subaru

Diesel Subaru

Diesel Subaru

Diesel Subaru

Source | Photos: RS25.com, via Build-threads.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.