For some people, having a heavily modified car is what keeps them going. So, since imagination knows no limits, meet the man who’s trying to fit a Lamborghini Gallardo engine in a 1975 Volvo 245.
The naturally aspirated V10 came from a wrecked GT2 racer. It was imported from Dubai to Sweden and has a cracked block, so it needs a new one. And the man who is assembling this crazy build also needs to come up with a way to connect the steering, alternator, air conditioning compressor and other parts.
Custom manifolds are on his ‘to do’ list, along with coming up with a gearbox solution; a major challenge as space is very limited. Nonetheless, he reckons he could cut the Gallardo transmission and connect it to another one in order to get this old Volvo estate going.
If he manages to complete it, then he’ll have the ultimate, 550+ HP sleeper in his possession, as everything else will remain stock, including the paint, interior and… yes, even the steel wheels.
Mind you, this is not the first engine swap: before that Lambo V10, the 44-year old wagon used to go sideways on a regular basis powered by a 2JZ Supra engine.
The owner, who doesn’t mind a little elbow grease, has a number other hot rides in his possession, including a classic Camaro SS, a previous-gen Supra and a Lamborghini Gallardo that he calls ‘his baby’. In another garage, he has Jon Olson’s former Gallardo, and that too is a project in progress, but we’ll let him talk you through it in the video below.