The idea of swapping an LS V8 into a Porsche 911 isn’t new to us. If you’ll recall, Renegade Hybrid specializes in Porsche LS-swaps, and one of their feats is this LS7-powered Porsche 911 with 600 horsepower. But while the Porsche purist might object to such a swap, in-between disapproving sips of his organic, designer espresso, we aren’t bothered by such builds. As a matter of fact, we’d rather love to drive one ourselves.
TRC (That Racing Channel) recently featured another LS-swapped Porsche – a 1986 911 Carrera that has been converted to an RSR as a tribute to the IROC Racing Series. The video reminds us that the first IROC season began on October 27, 1973, consisting of four events in which Porsche Carrera RSRs were utilized.
At just 2,575 pounds, this 911 must be a blast to drive. As TRC puts it, it has “the soul of a Porsche, [and] the heart of a Corvette“. With a custom intake, shorty headers, and a tune, the 5.7-liter V8 makes 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Yet despite its track-readiness, this Porsche still has functioning A/C and a usable stereo system.
Click play to see and hear this thing in action.