My 1993 Impreza L is AWD. The one I am buying as a project is also AWD.
In the end I hope this EG33 swap works out for the best. I intend on giving the first Impreza to my wife (she has already claimed it anyway) and the second with the EG33 for myself.
Here is some information on EG33 swaps and turbos in aircraft applications:
There is a bunch of other information on the EG33 being used in aircraft and even twin turbo applications.