American car enthusiasts aren’t the only ones who recognize and appreciate a good LS engine swap. Australia has been known to get down with an LS1 or an LS3 conversion and our car-loving friends south of the border in Mexico are also no stranger to the Small Block.
Take this video for example, which features a pair of LS-swapped Geo Tracker SUVs getting rowdy at Mexico’s Autodromo Arandas dragstrip in the country’s western state of Jalisco. We’ve seen an LS-swapped Tracker in America before, but it’s interesting to see that Mexican car enthusiasts are also dropping the LS in just about anything they can get their hands on – no matter how small or upright it may be.
Unfortunately, this video does not feature full timed runs from either of these ridiculous V8-swapped Geo Trackers, so it’s not clear how fast they are. The white one does seem to have a bit more oomph, though, pulling off a smoky one-wheel-peel as it leaves the start line and hustling through the quarter-mile rather quickly. We appreciate the sleeper look of the black Tracker, though, which appears to have normal all-season tires, along with the Tracker’s stock three-spoke wheels. We’re sure there’s a muscle car owner somewhere in Mexico that severely underestimated this Tracker when trying to race between the stop lights and remains ashamed to this day.
If you’ve ever wanted to see how a 1996 Geo Tracker with as much power as a Corvette handles the quarter-mile, you won’t want to miss this video. Check it out embedded below.