OHTA, Japan – Subaru-maker Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.’s Ohta operation is a true one-of-a-kind – the only plant in the world that makes both flat-4 and flat-6 engines. Located 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Tokyo, the 26-year-old facility is home base for the highly regarded boxer engine that has attracted a large and loyal following since its 1966 debut in the Subaru 1000. The 4- and 6-cyl. engines, with cylinders horizontally opposed rather than in a single line or positioned on ...

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