This is a concept we’ve not seen before, and if we’re honest, we never expected to see! The following video shows a Porsche 911 Turbo that received a Chevrolet LS7 transplant, removing the German reliability and introducing some old-school American muscle. We’re amazed that it fits into the rear engine compartment!
Apparently the Chevrolet LS7 is a worthy change for the Porsche straight six, weighing less than the historic Porsche unit! It’s a 7.0 liter V8 engine. We’re not sure what power it puts out in this Porsche, however, off the shelf, the engine features 505hp and 640Nm of torque. The LS7 is one of the engines found in the Corvette Z06.
The owner of this car also has a second producing less power than this example. Apparently it has a custom mounted radiator up front and the stock transaxle. Cooling is not a problem and it handles similar to a stock Porsche 911 Turbo!
Of course, this isn’t the only V8-powered Porsche 911 on the market. Our friends over at RUF managed to engineer a Porsche 991 with a naturally aspirated V8 developed in-house by their own engineers. The RUF RGT-8 features the German engineering and 550hp as well as all the refinements of the new 991 platform.