Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Run What You Brung: Subaru Justy Rally Car

There's just something about getting out there with the car you got, having a blast, and going racing! As you may have seen with the recent Fiat 126p post, you don't have to be fast to slide it into the corners and go rallying.

This example was shown to me by my friend and rally enthusiast, Ian Andrews, who did the Mongol Rally in a very slow car. This is a Subaru Justy rally car. No, it's not some fire-breathing WRX-swapped maniac hatchback. It appears to be, for the most part, stock. Stock as in 73 hp. Stock as in 12" or 13" steel wheels. I believe it's out of Hungary. Regardless of its lack of velocity, the driver and co-driver are out there giving the little hatchback all it's got and it looks like a blast! Have a look:

Now tell me that doesn't look fun? Despite the fact the Justy makes just north of 70 horsepower (when new, at the flywheel), this has got to be a hoot. And despite its pokey pace, they're out there. It simply reiterates the idea that it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.

For whatever reason, I'm absolutely enthralled with low-power race cars, and this, my friends, is definitely a low-power racer. Go Justy!

1 comment:

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr a.k.a. Kamikaze said...

Hungary and other East European countries have a long tradition on rally.