Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
8/3/17 10:29 a.m.

Few cars of the last 30 years have proclaimed “I don’t care” as quietly as the Subaru Justy. The little hatchback was about as athletic as Kevin James, with easily overlooked styling to match. Although it served its purpose as a city economy car in the ’80s and ’90s, it managed to remain one of the most unrecognized cars that Subaru has produced in the recent past.

Understand, then, the blend of confusion and excitement we felt when we received Circuit Motorsports’s entry for our $2015 Challenge: a 1993 Justy. That excitement was further stoked at the event itself as we watched them unload a bright red ball of fury, complete with massive box flares.

This wasn’t just any clapped-out hatchback tarted up for the weekend. A glance at the massive brakes and rear-mounted radiator hinted at something spectacular. Indeed, as the car roared to life, the recognizable rumble of a V8 turned heads in the paddock.

Once we had a chance to converse with the Circuit Motorsports crew, we realized the full gravity of what was growling in front of us. They had managed to shoehorn a full Mustang Cobra into a tiny Subaru Justy.

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dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
8/3/17 12:55 p.m.

So where is it now? That thing is REALLY cool!!!!!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/3/17 1:05 p.m.

I don't know where the Justang is this minute, but I do know where it will be on Wednesday, August 9, at 9 p.m. Eastern: Grassroots Motorsports LIVE!

That's right, we'll have the Justang in our studio. And that studio has a lift. You can probably figure out the rest.

You can watch GRM LIVE! on our Facebook and YouTube. Cool, huh? (And thank you for the setup.)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/3/17 1:14 p.m.

Here, one more plug: Past episodes of GRM LIVE! can be watched over on YouTube since we now have technology and stuff.

Robbie
Robbie UberDork
8/3/17 1:21 p.m.

Um, yes. Sign me up. Ask them how many gallons of coolant (and how many lbs therefore) they have in that thing!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/3/17 1:25 p.m.
Robbie wrote: Um, yes. Sign me up. Ask them how many gallons of coolant (and how many lbs therefore) they have in that thing!

Our live shows are interactive so you get to ask the questions. Cool, huh?

Rufledt
Rufledt UberDork
8/3/17 1:39 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: Here, one more plug: Past episodes of GRM LIVE! can be watched over on YouTube since we now have technology and stuff.

Can confirm there is gold in them there past streams

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
8/3/17 2:40 p.m.

Cool car. Can't wait to see what they come up with next!

Kreb
Kreb UltraDork
8/3/17 5:45 p.m.

That's not a car, that's crack. And I've got an addictive personality, baby.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
8/3/17 9:50 p.m.

Ohhhhhh. I may have to skip our Wednesday GT6

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
8/3/17 10:03 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: (And thank you for the setup.)

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