LS swap the world, as many fans love to say within the community. The Scion FR-S is certainly a part of said world, and it wasn’t able to hide from an owner ready to drop in V8 power for one of the purest Toyota products we’ve seen in some time.
The limits of the car’s four-cylinder engine can be reached quickly, something the owner of this particular FR-S found out after blowing the engine on 20-pounds of boost, and that’s when he decided it was time for an LS engine, according to the original report from LSXtv.
Sitting in place of the four-banger is now a 5.3-liter iron-block LS engine with LS2 heads and a C6 Corvette Z06 camshaft for good measure. In the near future, the FR-S is due for a turbocharger, so the 5.3-liter V8 has some force-induction company under the hood.
The owner states right now the car is good for around 400 hp to the rear wheels, but he intends to keep the FR-S as street-drivable as possible. Besides, he apparently has a matching 2JZ swapped Scion FR-S to match what you see above.