A remarkable Ferrari powered Toyota GT86 on its first track day!
If you are into cars and you have spent a decent amount of time on the internet over the past year or so. You have probably heard of Ryan Tuerck’s Toyota GT86. If not he is a well-known person on Youtube and in general. That is because it is no regular GT86, but one which standard 2-litre engine has been replaced with a 4.5litre V8 from a Ferrari 458.
In this video, it is showcasing a perfect combination. Ryan (A professional drifter) gives the car it’s first proper testing around Willow Springs International Raceway in California.
As you would imagine it was not the easiest of engine swaps. As the GT86 engine bay was not designed to accept an engine in the way Ferraris naturally aspirated V8 is built. Also, the Ferrari intakes stick quite high, which is not a problem in the mid-engine V8.
You may have also noticed that there is no bonnet. Well, this is because the intake plenum faces the wrong direction for the front engine application, so the throttle bodies cut into the bulkhead at the windscreen. Ending in the result of there being no bonnet at this stage.
Despite that, it looks insane. Wide-bodied and painted Ferrari red, sounds good. The exhaust exits just ahead of the front wheels which seems to go pretty well too. Surprisingly it isn’t the first time someone has dropped a V8 into a GT86. Although, it is the first Ferrari-powered example.