A Corvette-Powered Porsche 944 Is Dangerously Awesome2
One of the best kinds of motor swaps is taking an old, rear wheel drive foreign car (usually Japanese, followed by German), and cramming a Small Block V8 in the engine bay. Generally an LS-series one of some sort.
Some crazy person has taken one of the classics, a Porsche 944, and managed to properly fill the engine bay with a 6.0-liter LS2 from a Chevrolet Corvette (or perhaps a Pontiac GTO). Not only does this car now have twice the amount of cylinders than it originally did, but probably double the horsepower as well. In order to keep the driver in the cockpit and to avoid almost certain death, it’s been fitted with Sparco racing seats, and a roll cage.
Supposedly, the conversion cost about $25,000, yet sold for $15,000. Whoever has it now is probably the talk of their local auto enthusiast circles.
Thanks to Hooniverse for the story.
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“a 6.0-liter LS2 from a C5 Chevrolet Corvette”
I don’t believe the C5 was ever offered with an LS2.
You’re right. Our mistake. I wish it was offered in the C5.