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      11-21-2019 08:27 AM #1
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      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:

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      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.
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      11-21-2019 09:16 AM #2
      Very ambitious project. Turned out great. Likely cost a small fortune even with all the DIY but a very special and unique supercar killer nonetheless.

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      11-21-2019 09:46 AM #3
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      11-21-2019 10:46 AM #5
      Ambitious project and cool result!

      Not familiar with those seats. Anyone know about them? They look like a weird combination of race seat and a plastic plate.

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      11-21-2019 02:16 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by StressStrain View Post
      Ambitious project and cool result!

      Not familiar with those seats. Anyone know about them? They look like a weird combination of race seat and a plastic plate.
      they are a brand called Tillett, they are big in carting (go-carts, etc)

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      11-21-2019 02:50 PM #7
      I can really appreciate all the work that's gone into it, but the gigantic sub between the seats kind of kills it for me. Not my car though, so to each their own. It's a hell of a build.
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      11-21-2019 02:52 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      I can really appreciate all the work that's gone into it, but the gigantic sub between the seats kind of kills it for me. Not my car though, so to each their own. It's a hell of a build.
      Yea screams pimp my ride

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      11-21-2019 05:28 PM #9
      Well, at least there won't be an IMS failure

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      11-21-2019 08:48 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      I can really appreciate all the work that's gone into it, but the gigantic sub between the seats kind of kills it for me. Not my car though, so to each their own. It's a hell of a build.
      Sounds like they listen to that rap music stuff.... I just can’t be OK with that.

      I’m out too

      And totally kidding.

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      11-22-2019 10:22 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      I can really appreciate all the work that's gone into it, but the gigantic sub between the seats kind of kills it for me. Not my car though, so to each their own. It's a hell of a build.
      I clicked, thought "Hell yeah, even the color!" Scrolled down, thought "Nicely done!" Saw the sub and thought "what? What?"
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      11-23-2019 06:04 PM #12
      The sub does seem out of place, but oh well, I get it.. I need my bass too, so we do what we have to.

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      11-24-2019 11:53 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by N2OInferno View Post
      The sub does seem out of place, but oh well, I get it.. I need my bass too, so we do what we have to.
      LS provides the bass.

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