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Is this Porsche 914 an outlaw Subaru like nothing you've ever seen before?

Is this Porsche 914 an outlaw Subaru like nothing you've ever seen before?

Porsche 911s usually enjoy the full attention of the outlaw community. But this all-black Subaru-powered 914 from Archive brings a whole new appeal to the underrated mid-engined classic.

Often overlooked and undervalued, the 914 is finally gaining traction among global collectors. Which is why it's no surprise that thanks to this refreshing appeal, it has also piqued the interest of outlaw Porsche specialists. While some Porsche purists may resort to pitchforks in the face of historically inappropriate wheels, there is nothing sacred about building an outlaw. The dark-looking Porsche 914, powered by the Subaru EJ20, also owes its existence to this stance.

The new engine in the 914 provided by Archive actually powers a Subaru Impreza, but the design of the turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine is not at all different from the factory-designed four-cylinder engine Porsche designed for the 914. But the similarities end again when it comes down to On performance: The Subaru unit produces twice as much as the original 914's 85-horsepower heart, but it's still more efficient and offers smoother power delivery.

However, installing the EJ20 into a Porsche 914 was extremely difficult and required extensive modifications such as custom-made products to accommodate the mid-engined layout as well as changes to the driveline, cooling system and exhaust. But don't you think the result is stunning, especially with the 914-6's wide fenders and beautiful 17-inch Fox rims? The high quality of craftsmanship that can be admired in this Outlaw may not be enough to satisfy die-hard Porsche fans, but you will immediately attract curious glances with this unique 914 at your next Porsche meeting.

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