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THROTL'S SUBARU WRX STI WIDEBODY BUILD IS NEW LEVEL

The guys at throtl are known for some spectacular car builds. This time, they get their hands on a Subaru WRX STi and turn it into a killer widebody winner – and they're giving it away.

This must be one of the best looking Scoobies on the road today, but it didn't start off like that though. When the guys at throtl took delivery of this tired-looking 2008 Subaru WRX STi hatchback, it needed some TLC, even just a good clean helped.

But they had bigger plans for it. They decided to do a crazy build and then give it away in their sweepstakes. A rather generous prize considering how much work has gone into it. Let's take a look at what they did to transform this Subaru WRX STi, shall we?

The first thing is that awesome Mntrider widebody kit with rear splitter and Agency Power rear wing, with a carbon fibre hood and front grill from Seibon. Combined, they have turned this cabbie into something truly menacing. 

While this was going on, they were also working under the hood, fitting a plethora of new parts. The list is endless, but the Subaru received a new radiator, cooling hoses and intake, fuel pump, injectors and more. They also installed coilovers, replaced the brake rotors and pads and bolted on a Grimspeed Catback exhaust system. A set of Cosmis XT006R wheels and Falken Azenis RT615K+ tyres finished up the WRX STi's look.

With the widebody kit and ancillaries installed, a visit to SOS Customz, who we've seen working on many famous YouTuber's cars, was in order. First, some repairs to lightly damaged bodywork, then a coat of primer before a 3-stage custom paint job in brilliant blue. Back at the shop, several parts, like the brake callipers, front strut bar and some piping, were painted in highlighter yellow to contrast the blue bodywork of the Subaru.

With paint done, they set to work on smaller items, like the custom front fog lights and taillight overlays. They customised the headlight clusters by installing a colour-changing LED system, and the gear lever of the WRX STi was also changed to a Kartboy short shifter. Inside, they installed a touchscreen multimedia head unit with banging speaker system, and custom cloth boots for the gear lever and hand brake.

With the drivetrain bolted together, all that was required was to fill it with the necessary liquids, take it for a test drive, and then stick it on the dyno for a run. Final numbers; 332hp and 369FT-LB of torque. Not bad for a vehicle that is set for the next owner to soup up under the hood.

This Subaru WRX STi widebody is menacing to look at and beautifully crafted, and it's up for grabs too. To find out more about the build, check out the video below.


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