Toyota 86 Gets Monster GT-R Engine Transplant
Most people would be very, very happy with a 500+ horsepower Toyota 86. But not Street FX Motorsports of Australia. They wanted at least double that again…
It’s everything fans of Japanese cars could wish for: a Toyota 86 that has received an engine transplant from a Nissan GT-R.
There’s no denying that the Toyota 86 is one heck of a sports car. People absolutely love it, and the only downside that’s sometimes mentioned is its 2.0-litre flat-four engine, which pumps out around 205-horsepower. After all, that’s not a huge amount of power in this day and age.
Attempting to address the 86’s apparent lack of ponies, Australian-based StreetFX Motorsport decided it would be a good idea to transplant a twin-turbo V6 engine from an R35 Nissan GT-R.
The car chosen to receive said transplant was a 2012 86 which StreetFX bought new. Having had a full Rocket Bunny wide-body kit installed, it was destined to spend its days at street and track events. But StreetFX had other ideas in mind.
However, before we talk about taking Godzilla’s heart and placing it in a much less mighty monster, it should be known that StreetFX actually managed to get 545-horsepower out of the standard boxer engine. For most people, that would be hailed as a pretty damn good achievement. Not for them, though.
The build was plagued by durability issues and apparently, more than doubling the 86’s power wasn’t enough. That’s why StreetFX went a step further – with some help from GT Auto Garage – and placed the 4.1-litre GT-R engine in the Toyota chassis.
The stroked GT-R engine is complemented by a pair of HKS turbos and achieves an absolutely insane 1,000-horsepower! All that oomph is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox, similar to the ones used in V8 Supercars.
One thing’s for certain, nobody is going to even mention the words “lack of power” around this 86, ever.