Subaru WRX STI ATV

STI ATVI

sheesh, got enough acronyms for you?

either way we don’t care. this is in fact, a Subaru STI converted into an ATV. a kick ass ATV i might add. Just check out some specs

PECIFICATIONS:

ENGINE:     2.0 LITER SUBARU WRX
                    TURBO CHARGED   AND  INTERCOOLED
                 
TRANSMISSION:     5 SPEED 4WD

SUSPENSION:      BLISTIEN            
POWER:     170kw
WEIGHT:     550KG

as we  began to drool, we wiped our chins off and continuesreading. this is a turbo charged atv with an intercooler
the site doesn’t have much info because it’s being worked on, but the 5 pics they give you show you how awesome this is . the question is…would it beat an original STI on the road? hmmmm…

Comments

  1. strider_mt2k says:

    Whoa.

    I’d like to see it in action out on the NJ Pines!
    Haul it out to Wharton State Forest!

  2. ray says:

    there looks to be a slightly more recent version of the site here:

    http://www.stiatv.co.nz/

  3. Yet another Matt says:

    “an original [Sexually Transmitted Infection] on the road”? Is that what like… truckers get?

  4. arron says:

    raglan (where those shots were taken) is only a few kms away from where i live. i could probably take a look

  5. CDE says:

    I will not drive anything named after the new Politically Correct STD + AIDS/HIV. STi… are you crazy?

  6. skab says:

    ~wooo! Jersey off roadin’! Are you from Tabernacle, strider_mt2k! That thing would definately rock in Wharton. I’ve got so many stories about that place.

  7. myukew says:

    yeah, but does it run Linux?

  8. dave says:

    Would something like the be street legal in the United States? It’s easy just to make a guess and say no, but what guidlines are there to know when a serious modification to a vehile makes it illegal to drive on public roads? I suppose this could even vary state-to-state.

  9. scooby says:

    Based on a formula that estimates ET/MPH in the 1/4 mile from HP and weight this beast would do about a 10.74@126mph with a 200 pound rider. That, my friend, is fast.

    In the States an STi WRX is a 2.5L with a bigger turbo/intercooler and cranks out 300HP. Even if weighs an extra 50 pounds (which I seriously doubt) you’re down to 9.88@138 with the same 200 pound rider. That is seriously fast.

  10. david says:

    Although I admit to knowing nothing about cars or off-roading, it seems that what they have done is to take an off road vehicle with nice seats for everyone and added a motorcycle seat for one and handlebars.

    Seriously, What’s the attraction, the wind in your face?

  11. Brandon says:

    david,

    don’t forget: power-to-weight ratio is everything. they made it a lot less comfortable, but now it’s a hell of a lot lighter. with the same amount of horsepower as the original, this thing can MOVE

  12. neorazz says:

    this makes me nausoius i always wanted one of these as a car
    and somebody has enough money to waste to turn one into a 4wheller what a waste

  13. crummy says:

    please note that this is made by some new zealanders :D

    *represent*

  14. sammo says:

    he should have a windshield to reduce the amount of drag on the ATV

    I imagine it would really limit it’s top speed

  15. sammo says:

    without the windshield, I mean..excuse me

  16. polobunny says:

    It would prolly beat a stock STI without trouble.
    I’m surprised it still weights so much, i hope they thrown out all the air pollution crap to remove some weight and give more space.
    Anyway, not like this thing was half legal.

  17. Adam says:

    that thing is friggin’ amazing. although i imagine with the engine hanging waaaaay over the front end that it would handle like shit.

  18. radioeyes says:

    both atv’s and crotch need the center of mass (engine block) in between the drive axles, else you’re wasting traction and those rears are going to spin. an effective configuration would be more like the dodge tomahawk experimental motorcycle.

  19. Floker says:

    did they use a sequencial gearbox from a motocycle? if not: where is the gearknob?

    anyway,
    a gsxr1300 or a ducati999 kicks its ass though

  20. radio_flyer glenn says:

    I own an 04 WRX, and it’s a great car.. btw this is the regular WRX drivetrain in the states with the 2.0 IC developing about 225hp (stock). It looks like they even kept the AWD functional but I have no idea what they told the computer happened to all the vehicle weight for the brake proportioning. Sick, sick, sick… I love it. But.. no air conditioning? Not in Florida. Ick.

  21. wolff says:

    that thing is great and modding anything out that much is never a waste. it’s not like they turned into a nonfunctional piece of art or something. i’m gonna have to the junkyards, i haven’t built a car since highschool. that thing has given me all types of ideas. i think my gf hates this site I always start really bizarre projects cause of it.

  22. Tyler Love says:

    As much of a cool factor as this has, especially since it is my favorite sub $50,000 car, it’s usefulness is non existent.

    First being a car suspension is no match for a true suspension of well modded ATV. Bilstein shocks are nothing special, I’d like to see 24 inches of travel with some king shocks.

    Also weight is a factor, I could put a GS1100 motor in a quad, turbo it, bore port and polish it and get more horsepower with a fraction of the weight and size.

    So I give it a 10 for cool a 2 for usefulness

  23. chuck Duquette says:

    the weight distribution on this beast is scary. aside from the traction loss problem that radioeyes notes, you would have a serious handling problem in the turns. if you put enough weight in the back end to sort that out you would lose a lot of the HP/wt advantage.

  24. john says:

    wow a wrx sheep herder. those crazy new zealanders hate when their sheep getaway.

  25. opensource101 says:

    This is hack is just about as cool as the foxblocker filter for cable television.

  26. tim says:

    I don’t think this is street legal. Four wheel vehicles are considered cars in the U.S. and would require seat belts. so yes, it would be fun as an offroad atv.

  27. Rex says:

    All that is required to make it street legal is lights, lisence plate and a seatbelt. So slap those on and a racecar seat with a five point seatbelt and its legal in the US.

  28. joel says:

    so when can i pick one up, lokks damn sweet!

  29. BOB2020 says:

    they have a video of it now
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awvNFJNLPb0

  30. jim says:

    both atv’s and crotch need the center of mass (engine block) in between the drive axles, else you’re wasting traction and those rears are going to spin. an effective configuration would be more like the dodge tomahawk experimental motorcycle

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