Earlier this month Formula Drift driver Ryan Tuerck revealed that his next project is shoe-horning a Ferrari 458 Italia engine into a Toyota GT86 chassis. Though it really was just a teaser of things to come. Today Ryan and Donut Garage have released a new video which goes into a bit more detail as to just how they got the Ferrari engine to fit in the small Japanese chassis in the first place. As well as plans on how to address some of the other challenges that come with such a crazy swap. Specifically, Ryan explains just how they plan to get air into the engine despite the fact that its throttle bodies are basically pushed up against where the windshield should be.
He also reveals some good news and some bad news. The bad news is this crazy Italian Japanese hybrid beast won’t be used in Formula Drift competition. The good news is that they aim to have the build completed by October of this year. So, even though we won’t get to see Ryan compete in this car it won’t be very long until we get to see it in action doing demos and the like. If I were a betting man I’d put a bit of cash down that Ryan and his crew are planning to have the car done before SEMA so that it can make its debut at the big show. For now check out the new update video below and we’ll do our best to keep you all posted on this awesome project!
JDM Supercar update video: