Video: A V10-Powered Toyota 86 Might Be the Dictionary Definition of Shoehorning

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gD0dhMr7h-g

Sure, you could shove a turbocharger or a supercharger in that already tight engine bay, but if it's worth doing, it's almost always worth overdoing.

Take, for example, this Toyota 86 powered by BMW's S85 V10. The video description explains that even with the added heft of the V10, the car still has a weight distribution of 52/48.

Of course, if you're just here for the cool engine noises, skip ahead to 6:00. What's the biggest engine you've seen shoehorned into a car?

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RichardSIA
RichardSIA Reader
7/31/20 10:01 p.m.

In person, and under* the stock metal, blown big-block in a Morris Minor. Might not be the biggest physically but certainly the largest for HP/Displacement.

For sheer lunacy the old Tommy Ivo dragster with FOUR Allison V12's will never be beat.

*Blower bird-catcher did stick out of the hood.

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 Reader
7/31/20 10:17 p.m.

Dayum! sounds fantastic! 

maj75 (Forum Supporter)
maj75 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
7/31/20 10:32 p.m.
RichardSIA said:

In person, and under* the stock metal, blown big-block in a Morris Minor. Might not be the biggest physically but certainly the largest for HP/Displacement.

For sheer lunacy the old Tommy Ivo dragster with FOUR Allison V12's will never be beat.

*Blower bird-catcher did stick out of the hood.

Tommy Ivo's car had 4 Buick motors...

 

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Reader
8/1/20 1:59 a.m.

In reply to maj75 (Forum Supporter) :

 

My mistake, Jim Lytle. I was never much interested in drag racing but this one did get my attention.

accordionfolder
accordionfolder Dork
8/1/20 10:02 a.m.

In reply to RichardSIA :

Only the blind and deaf could not pay attention to that.

NickD
NickD UltimaDork
8/1/20 12:35 p.m.

In reply to RichardSIA :

Is that a Fiat Topolino body on it?

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Reader
8/1/20 1:29 p.m.

Yes, a few bits of one. 

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