Atelier Crawford Performance was inspired by the design of the Subaru rally buggy Desert Racer, competing in off-road Baja race, and have prepared a special tuning kit for the crossover XV.
The tuners have increased the ground clearance from 22 to 27 inches and tried on the XV traditional blue-and-gold livery, and installed additional lighting on the front bumper and the underbody protection. In addition, the crossover got wheel Method with thick off-road tires.
The cost of a set of spacers that lift the front and back is $ 550 and is available only 10 copies. Another 160 dollars worth of aluminum engine guard. In addition, you have to pay for tires and steel bumpers for thresholds, which are sold separately.
Buggy Crosstrek Desert Racer mentioned by Crawford Performance, was presented in may 2019, when the American branch of Subaru became a sponsor of the team Grabowski Brothers Racing in rally-RAID Baja 500. Under the name of the Crosstrek in the US market sold model XV, but that’s the only similarity the rally buggy and the serial crossover.
Crawford Performance was directly involved in the work on the project Crosstrek Desert Racer. In particular, for the workshop it was important to demonstrate the capabilities of the 2.5-liter atmospheric oppozitnik capacity of 304 horsepower, which is equipped buggy.