The owner of Ferrari has spent 11 years to install in the car of another engine

The owner of Ferrari has spent 11 years to install in the car of another engine

January 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In the sports car 308 GT, he installed the V12 engine from the model 400i

The owner of a sports car Ferrari 308 GT of the 1984 model spent 11 years installing a V12 engine from the 400i, which was found at a dump, in a car. To do this, I had to “trim” the body panels a bit, and modify the unit itself.

As stated in the history of the alteration of the sports car, published on the Grassroots Motorsports forum, the engine’s “swap” required a recess of the new cylinder head and the installation of larger valves. Initially, the owner of the car planned to install the head of the unit from Testarossa, but soon found out that it simply did not fit the 400i.

In addition, the Ferrari 400i is a car with a longitudinal engine layout, and the 308th is a transverse one. Subsequently, the bored up to 5.4 liters of V12 was equipped with titanium connecting rods from Ferrari 360 Modena, a dry sump lubrication system and individual throttle bodies from the Ducati 999 superbike.

The motor works in tandem with a reinforced box of the 308th and three-plate carbon clutch. Among other improvements: the pedal from the Ferrari F430 and the starter-generator Chevrolet.

In February last year, a Volkswagen passenger van with a Porsche 911 Turbo engine (997) was put up for sale. The 3.6-liter “turbo-suppository” produces 480 horsepower (620 Nm), allowing the car to accelerate to 270 kilometers per hour.