Just when you thought you’ve seen everything, Ryan Tuerck informs us that they are building a Toyota 86 (GT 86 / Scion FR-S in some markets) powered by a Ferrari V8 engine.
Donut Media released a short teaser video showing the empty Toyota GT86 shell getting ready for its heart transplant.
We can spot a full cage accompanied with additional body strengthening so the car can cope not only with the significantly raised horsepower levels but perform as a proper drift weapon we imagine it will be.
As for the engine, the video tells us that it’s a Ferrari’s F136 V8 unit, which has been used in different forms in models like the F430, the California and the 458. Given the GT86’s front-engine layout
we are guessing they opted for the 454hp California version which is the only front-mount design we wonder how much time and skill it will take to shoehorn the 458’s engine into that engine bay.
Nevertheless this is one of the impressive builds we’ve come across this year and we can’t wait to see (and hear) the finished car.