Porsche 911 Gets LS1 V8 Transplant
Detroit muscle meets German engineering
But there are always those who like to mess with the status quo. One such fellow is '1dirtyZ' of LS1tech forums, who is in the process of slotting an LS1 corvette V8 into a Porsche 996 Turbo.
But before the Porsche purists cry foul and walk away from their computers in disgust, 1dirtyZ (shall we call him Mr Z?) is not exactly butchering a pristine 911. Instead, this automotive Dr Frankenstein has taken a written-off 996 Turbo, the victim of an engine fire, and brought new life to it, keeping the four-wheel drivetrain, but shoehorning in an LS1 lump.
Mr Z hasn't finished the project yet (there's at least a rear bumper yet to go on), but you can have a look at progress so far in the videos posted below...
A half decent h/c setup should be making an easy 470-500hp all day every day too. Slap on a nitrous kit for an instant 150hp boost too.
Wonder how the handling is affected though, anyone know how heavy a Porsche H6 is including all the turbo's and intercoolers?
Would love to hear what it drives like in comparison, would imagine it changes the character somewhat, its just whether it beign a taller engine whether it makes any difference to the handling, cant imagine it makes that much difference though.
Will post pictures of my Ford V4 into 2.7 RS transplant soon
I think the front end will cope ok as it is weighed down with driveshafts and diff, I wonder if the factory stability control etc is still working ?
However I really don't understand why.