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Vintage 550 Porsche Spyder – Subaru 2.0 Turbo II

May 18th, 2012 by Molly Banker · 24 Comments

porsche spyder Speedo Showing. Vintage 550 Porsche Spyder – Subaru 2.0 Turbo II

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  • 1 Cafferssss // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    ;’) I need this car …
    ;’) I need this car in my life!

  • 2 hotstixlix // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    (continued): …. …
    (continued): ….but at a far greater cost. Also, aluminum is almost impossible to repair if the car gets into an accident, and the insurance is naturally far more expensive. Aluminum is nice for originality, but fiberglass is far more practical. I chose practicality over originality, and am very happy that I did so. BTW, I owned an air-cooled Beck prior to buying the Vintage Suby.  Air-cooled engines in 550s are often a pain to keep tuned; not so with the Suby.

  • 3 hotstixlix // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    As for the Vintage …
    As for the Vintage chassis, it approximates the original, but with improvements to make the chassis stiffer (a good thing) for better handling, and other tweaks to make for better street driving. The Subaru engine is cooled by a front radiator with electric fan for good cooling. The Suby engine boasts EFI, run by an onboard computer (no problems in the mountains) and more power than the average 2.0 bored-out VW engine. If you want “real,” all-aluminum bodied cars are available.

  • 4 hotstixlix // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    The sound on this …
    The sound on this clip does not approximate that of a VW or Porsche engine, possibly because it employs a turbo. My suby-engined 550 sounds quite similar to that of a large VW engine, but then again, it is a 2.5 non-turboed engine instead of the 2.0. It doesn’t have the “whine” that can be heard on this clip.

  • 5 HBOCHS // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I just wanted to …
    I just wanted to straigthen out some misconceptions about this car that some of you may have. This car is from a company called “Vintage” that produces Spyder and Speedster REPLICAS. They are awesome cars, but the chassis is not an original Porsche chassis, it is from a company called “Vintage”, there is nothing about this car that is actually vintage from the ’50′s. Does that clear things up?

  • 6 shananagans5 // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I cant imagine it’s …
    I cant imagine it’s a real chassis. The car looks to be in great shape and if it is a real chassis it would be worth serious $ with a real engine. A real 550 is all but impossible to obtain and some replicas are better drivers than originals. You would have to be an idiot to devalue an original when a replica would be a better driver ,especially with a modern engine, and cost a fraction as much.

  • 7 orlandoautoexaminer // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Just to get this …
    Just to get this straight, this is a genuine 550 Spyder chassis? Not a replica?

    Even though some would call this blasphemous if it is, I think it’s awesome to give a real 550 Spyder a new chance at life, with a modern engine to boot.

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  • 9 medhist2006 // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Damn! If only I …
    Damn! If only I wasnt 6’4:)

  • 10 ghamauricio // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Hi bro. How much …
    Hi bro. How much would an engine like that cost around there? I called Subaru Brazil and they said a 2.0 WRX would cost me R$50,00. With that I can buy a brand new Ford Focus 1.6L.

  • 11 madaboutbrens // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    lovely car just …
    lovely car just lacks that unique porsche sound. is there any engines for these kits that sound close to the real thing ?

  • 12 boogie504 // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Damn it, thats …
    it, thats awesome.. you fucker.. lol

  • 13 dogisrain // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I’m seriously …
    I’m seriously thinking of having one built for me at Vintage. I’m leaning toward the CB Performance VW engine package because of the closer similarity to the original. The Subi is nice but the sound it way off.

  • 14 Coderoid // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I’m a Porsche fan. …
    I’m a Porsche fan. I wanted to scream at you for putting a Subaru motor in there (I am also a Subaru fan, but I think Porsche is “Pure”). Well, I couldn’t. I had too much fun watching you accelerate.

  • 15 2stroketurbo // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am


  • 16 Swake // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    What’s still …
    What’s still Porsche about this Subaru? No problems with Replica’s but a Subaru engine? Bweurk !!!

  • 17 1938dmkdz // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am


    this …

    this guy dosen’t know how to handle
    the steering wheel, bad hand placement

  • 18 lazylongboarder // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Great Car. One of …
    Great Car. One of my dream cars

  • 19 gunny556fly // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    why put a urabus …
    why put a urabus engine in a porsche

  • 20 charles43110 // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I was referring to …
    I was referring to Speciaty Auto in Tenn. that makes 3 different replicas with the Sub engine. I believe Beck does also, and Vintage Spyders in California and RC Speedsters in Australia. Speciaty Auto has multi Porsche replica choices including the Coupe and offers the Suburu engine in several versions from 165hp up to about 270hp. Prices start around (varies) $23,000. An all out Coupe Turbo with all options might reach $45,000 – their web site is awesome.

  • 21 mdw48009 // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    That should be …
    That should be Vintage not Vinstage. Not sure what kind of half shafts. The engine was from Outfront Motors.

  • 22 mdw48009 // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Specialty Auto …
    Specialty Auto Sports; Boulder Speedster; Vinstage Spyders/Speedsters;

  • 23 emceeslo // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Could you please …
    Could you please tell me the names of those 3 companies?

  • 24 emceeslo // May 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Great car! Could …
    Great car! Could you please tell me what kind of gearbox and half-shafts are fitted? Also, would this work with a 356 replica since it is a rear-engine car and the motor and gearbox would need turned about 180 degrees? Thanks for the video!

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