It was a enjoyable mission for Albert to make a Ferrari-powered Subaru, which took a couple of years from begin to end. It started as a late-breaking pandemic mission, with Albert shopping for the engine from a supercar scrapper for “simply over $11,000”. Whereas it’s a Ferrari 4.5-liter V8, it’s not the 458 Italia. It’s truly a Ferrari California engine, which explains how reasonably priced it was. In line with Albert, that value is akin to a completely constructed EJ25 engine that will usually be housed in a Subaru engine bay.
He discovered match it over the course of two years and plenty of prototyping. For the swap, he saved the Subaru all-wheel drive system and gearbox which meant he needed to adapt the Ferrari engine to the Subaru six-speed transmission. Because of this, the engine needed to come out past the entrance axle resulting from Subaru’s manner of driving the entrance wheels from the gearbox. Usually the quick boxer engine would enable this to work properly however the Ferrari V8 would solely match with modifications to the hood.