Listen To A Subaru Boxer Engine Rev To A Dizzying 12,000 RPM

While big, bustling V8 engines have their appeal, there is something especially intoxicating about small-capacity engines that howl like tiny Formula 1 engines.

Among Subaru enthusiasts, high-revving boxer engines, such as the EJ207, are adored and Australian tuning company GotitRext has decided to take the boxer engine to new heights.

The firm got their hands on a flat-four EJ-series motor and set about transforming it with new internals and a Garrett GTW3884 turbocharger. Incredibly, the engine delivers 610 hp at the wheels. However, that’s not the most amazing thing.

The most remarkable element of this flat-four is its ability to rev to a barely-believable 12,000 rpm. It’s unclear how GotitRext was able to make the engine rev at such extraordinary levels while still being reliable but it makes for a truly frightening powertrain.

As a matter of fact, the five-speed manual transmission mated to the engine means this 1994 Impreza LX hits 140 mph (225 km/h) in third gear alone!

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  • Bo Hanan

    This impresses me more than a turbocharged Lamborghini Huracan w/ 1500HP.

    • Pete Moss

      What is the differe

      • Bo Hanan

        Similar w/ less.

  • danno

    No rollcage with 1994 body structure = no thanks.

    • Jay

      The video states this Impreza is just a temporary “test rig” for the engine.

  • SteersUright

    Anything that high rpm is awesome! But to nitpick, seems really weak and slow to rev until on boost. The true beauty of high rpm engines (almost always n.a.) is the instant throttle response and very fast revving capability.

  • Honda NSX-R



    Put it into a WRX STI Type RA. That’ll light a fire under its ass instead of five extra horsepower.

  • Zed68


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