If you are interested in a very unique LS1 swapped vehicle, you might want to check out this 1958 Volvo PV445 for sale on eBay. Under the hood is a 484 horsepower supercharged V8 hooked to a 4L60E transmission. Check out the listing for more stats.
This AWD monster is supposed to be powered by a 503 horsepower 3.0L twin-turbo V6. This of course is a concept car that will never see showroom floors but hopefully someone out there will want one bad enough to build their own.
This is a nice article from Hod Rod Magazine going over a lot of good information and possible issues you might run into when using a Ford Coyote in a swap. The 5.0L engine produces 412 horsepower and you can find it in all 2011 or newer Mustang V8 models. The article estimates the average swap will cost you $12,000 – $14,000 in parts. The last page of the article also contains a directory of companies who can help with Coyote engine swap in some way.
It seldom gets crazier or better than this. Someone has taken two LSx motors and turned them into a 8.9L V12. I will let the creator describe the process.
The block is cut through the center of the bore inbetween the lifters (on this design). After skinning both halves, then you line them up and weld. You weld inside and out, and install a wet sleeve on those two cylinders to cover it. Between the ribbing and the additional deck, the weld is just as strong as the original cast block.
For the heads, you pair them together and cut one cylinder off each side. Similar process, the big trick is pairing them together straight and lining up bolt holes/dowel pins.
For the crank, we also saw off both ends and pair it together in the middle of the journal.
This build we are NOT designing the crank like a 12. The firing order is set up so it is like a V16 minus four cylinder. We plan to push this crank and see just how much power we can make on it. We save a lot of money and time not making brand new cranks ourselves, so we’re giving this a whirl
Esstienally the same for the cam, pair it up/line it up, and weld through the center cam support journal. We are sending this off to be reground.
And just to make this even sweeter, the frankenstein V12 motor is going in a Datson 240Z.
I don’t know how we missed this the first time around but this Chevrolet Spark is so crazy we had to add it even if the story is months old. You are looking at the smallest car Chevy sells with one of the biggest engines they make. Fourdin Auto Sport some how was able to squeeze a 513 horsepower 7.0L LS7 V8 under the tiny hood. Articles claim it can do 0-100 kmh (62mph) in 3.7 seconds. The Z06 can do 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds so I would guess this Spark should be quicker unless it is having a hard time hooking up. Other upgrades borrowed from the Corvette include steering and brake systems. The best part of this whole story is someone had a chance to purchase this monster on ebay.de.
Oemmedi Meccanica has built probably the craziest Fiat 500 on Earth. Sure this is more of an engine mashup than a true engine swap but something like this deserves attention. This Fiat has had two previous engine swaps, the first being a 3.2L Porsche flat-six and the next was a 3.0L Ferrari V8. Now the small car has a 580 horsepower 6.2L V12 from a Lamborghini Murcielago.
AMS has just announced their big-bore 4.4L GT-R crate engine. This is based on the technology of their previous 4.0L crate engine and adding a billet stroker crank. The increased bore, stroke and compression ratio gives the engine more low end torque which helps reduce the turbo lag. Check out the dyno sheet below.
I have no idea how much power you could put through this. Their 4.0L crate engine was able to handle 1,500 horsepower. So if you are looking for one of the craziest engine platforms out right now and are willing to break the bank, this might be your next purchase.
Check out this very clean Volkswagen Golf MK1. Stuffed under the hood is a 1.9L TDI diesel from an Audi A3. The ECU has been upgraded along with the turbocharger to produce 200 horsepower and 300 lbs-ft of torque. For more info and pictures, click the source link below.
When I saw images of this 1969 Camaro with a Toyota 1JZ swap, I knew it was going to cause a lot of “discussions.” But then I learned it also has the dash,console and interior from a Toyota Hilux truck. On top of that add some bright orange paint and you have yourself a very unique Camaro. Let us know what you think about it in the comments.