It’s no secret that the Toyota 86 could use a little “oomph,” and as the great Mythbuster saying goes, “If something is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.”
With that in mind, we present to you perhaps the most overdone Toyota 86 engine swap thus far: tossing out the 4U-GSE in favor of an F136. For those not familiar with the engine code, the F136 is the same engine found in a Ferrari 458. More specifically, it is a 4.5-liter V8 version, producing 570 PS at 9000 rpm and 540 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm. Once operational in the 86, it will result in a power-to-weight ratio of 472 hp per ton — just a hair less than your average Ariel Atom.
This crazy project is the brain child of Ryan Tuerck, who we’ve featured before drifting a 370Z through a shopping mall on Black Friday. The ‘Ferrari 86’ is envisioned to his next drift car. To make this Frankensteining possible, the windshield frame had to be cut in order to accommodate the V8’s big air intakes. They now face backwards, and sit quite high in the frame.
The car is still in the early stages of the swap. What happens next is anyone’s guess, though we do imagine the windshield will now have to accommodate a large mound in the form of a hood cowl. Thankfully, the ability to see straight ahead is the least of any drifter’s worries. Follow Ryan Tuerck‘s instagram account for more updates. You can also check out this short video from Donut Media on the project below.