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Be afraid: someone has fitted a GT86 with a Ferrari V8
Pro drifter Ryan Tuerck behind plan for Ferrari-engined 86
It didn’t take long for people to start fitting V8s to GT86s, although the V8 in question is normally an off-the shelf job. But this particular GT86 is soon to be equipped with a V8 that’s a bit more…rare groove than your typical LS3. Because it’s the naturally-aspirated 4.5-litre from the Ferrari 458.
At least, that’s what this tantalising teaser video promises. Details are scant, but it looks as though the 86’s chassis has been heavily altered to accommodate the thing, and there’s no word on what gearbox it’ll be mated with. Ferrari never offered a three-pedal manual, after all…
Drifter Ryan Tuerck (and his sponsor…) is behind the project, and the build itself is being done by Huddy Motorsports in San Diego. On his Facebook page, Tuerck says it should be finished by October. Excellent news.