Subaru GC8 History, Performance Parts, Coilovers, & More
The Subaru GC8 is a car we all know and have come to love since it’s debut in November of 1992. The GC8 is known as a rare and tunable car. The GC8 is the face of what Subaru is and has become. Between the 2 door and 4 door variant, only 14,000 GC8’s were produced in it’s 4 year run on the assembly line. Many people who currently own a GC8 don’t know how rare of a car they are driving. This makes selling, scraping, or damaging the car a more likely scenario that can leave the GC8 junked, totaled, or destroyed. Regardless, if you are an owner of a GC8, treasure it, we probably won’t see them in production ever again.
GC8 Performance & Tunability
The tunability and performance of GC8’s are often overlooked, mainly because of the WRX and STI. Many don’t even realize that a stock 1999 2.0 turbo model runs a 5.5 second 0-60. With a few mods, you can break 5 seconds easily. Piggyback systems are available for the majority of GC8’s, and there are a slew of GC8 performance parts and options everywhere you turn. The most popular GC8 coilovers at AJW are easily the ISC’s. You can find them here: GC8 Coilovers along with many other GC8 parts. The GC8 came with 165HP from the factory, which is quite impressive when considering their slim curb weight of ~2600-2700 lbs. for the AWD model.
It’s What Makes a Subaru a Subaru
The GC8 is most “Subaru-ish” car, that anyone of us has ever seen. With simple but iconic lines and design, the GC8 will forever be remembered as what made Subaru, Subaru! From the hood scoop, to large fog lights, to the wing on the trunk, everything about the GC8 is what Subaru will be remembered as. It was able to produce a flash but with class. Sega has Sonic, Nintendo has Mario, Xbox has halo, and Subaru has the GC8!
Versatile Beast with Symmetrical AWD
The GC8 came equipped with Subaru’s symmetrical AWD system that allowed for an even split of power to the front and rear axles. This system not only made it a monster on the track, but also allowed for more safety during snow storms and bad driving conditions. Whether you’re tuning your car and tracking it or keeping it stock and running errands, the GC8 is more than capable to perform the task and accommodate your needs.