When it comes to insane engine swaps and eccentric builds, the drifting community takes the cake without a doubt. If you need some proof, look no further than this insane LS1-swapped R32 Golf built by Scandinavian drifting duo Peter Steinwandt Daniel Björk.
According to Speedhunters, the rear-drive Golf’s LS1 initially produced 450 horsepower thanks to Wiseco pistons, Lunati forged rods and a stroker crankshaft. But for the 2013 drifting season, Bjork and Steinwandt wanted a little more oomph, and bolted on two 46mm Precision turbochargers, which made it good for 1056 horsepower.
Of course, to achieve four-digit numbers like that they needed a little more than some boost. They also installed an Edelbrock Pro-Flo XT EFI intake manifold and Edelbrock twin fuel rails, Delphi 893cc fuel injectors, a Nuke Performance fuel pressure regulator and a Barry Grand 400-series fuel pump, just to name a few things.
When the tiny V dub was sporting ‘only’ 450 horsepower, it had a Volvo rear end, but that unit couldn’t quite handle the job when more than double the horsepower was thrown at it. Bjork and Steinwandt’s answer was to install a 10-bolt rear end sourced from a Chevrolet Camaro cup racecar. The transmission, meanwhile, is a Jerico WC4 4-speed dog box unit.
To read more on the build, check out the full rundown on Speedhunters. You can also see this mental Golf sans-turbos in action in the video below.