We've seen our share of V-8-swapped Porsches in the past, but this might be the wildest of all. It's a first-gen Cayman that's had its original flat-six thrown out and replaced with a twin-turbo Chevrolet LSA V-8 capable of 1200 horsepower, connected to a Lamborghini Gallardo six-speed manual gearbox. Hell yeah.
The car was built by Jordon Musser of Texas, and has a whole bunch of custom fabrication work to ensure everything fits nicely. Musser's goal was to install the engine and transmission combo in such a way that it would be simple to drop in and out, so that servicing or upgrading wouldn't be too difficult.
Most of the factory metal behind the cabin was cut out to make room for that V-8. Musser engineered much of his own replacement metal and welded it in himself. This video details just how much work has gone into formulating the new chassis structure:
Here's a video of the car driving on the road in low boost. Seems like a fun time:
Musser has been sorting out some small issues with the car since he got it on the road, including an expansion tank problem earlier this year and a clutch failure last month. Otherwise, it looks to be an incredibly fun machine. We hope he enjoys it to the fullest.