Brand New Subaru BRZ Turned Into a Rally Car

To get your vehicle licensed for rally, it has to pass a log-book inspection for safety and performance. You can either purchase a vehicle that was previously used in competition and has an existing log-book, or you can build your own.

A DirtFish customer recently asked if we could build him a fully capable rally-ready vehicle. Of course, we said yes!

Over the course five months, the DirtFish shop took a brand new 2017 Subaru BRZ (with 50 miles on it), stripped it down and crafted a light-weight, high-performance rally car. Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the new Subaru BRZ!

List of modifications performed on the car:


  • Method MR501 Wheels
  • Hoosier Race Tires
  • 1/4″ Aluminum Skidplate
  • HDPE Underbody
  • Polyurethane Mudflaps
  • DirtFish Fender Liners
  • DirtFish Carbon Kevlar Sill Guards


  • DirtFish Tubular Control Arms
  • Reiger Extended-Travel 3-Way Rally Dampers


  • OMP Seats and Belts
  • Sparco Steering Wheel
  • Stilo Intercom
  • HGK Carbon Fiber Dashboard
  • DirtFish Carbon Kevlar Door Cards


  • Motec M150 ECU
  • Motec PDM30
  • DirtFish Wiring Harness
  • Motec C125 Color Display


  • NASCAR V8 Stock FA20 Engine
  • Mishimoto Radiator & Oil Cooler
  • DirtFish Exhaust & Intake
  • Radium Fuel Rail Setup


  • PFC Brake Calipers
  • OBP Pedal Box
  • OBP Hydraulic Handbrake
  • DirtFish Spec Brake Rotor Hats & Caliper Adapters

Drive Train

  • Sadev 6-Speed Sequential Gearbox
  • Cusco 1.5-Way Rear Differential
  • Driveshaft Shop Axles
  • ACT Unsprung Clutch

Weight Reduced Chassis

  • Rally-Legal Cage
  • Tube Front End
  • Custom Tunnel
  • Fuel Cell
  • Custom Seat Mounting
  • Seam-welded Front End