Subaru loves boxers. No, not the kind that beat each other into bloody pulps, we’re talking about the engine design, which places the cylinders directly across a horizontal plane, almost like they are swinging alternating punches away from the crankshaft – hence, the boxer name.
There are lots of good reasons to love the boxer engine – it allows for a decidedly low center of gravity and is inherently smooth due to its built-in balance – and Subie has certainly done much to advance the configuration since the days of the original Volkswagen Beetle (also boxer-powered). But what if you want your cylinders arranged in a V?
Well then, there’s always the ever-popular engine swap. While some would be content to drop in the tried-and-true Chevy V8, not everyone wants Bowtie power in their engine bays. At least one Subaru Imprezaowner decided on nothing less than a BMW V10 ripped from under the hood of an M5.
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