Engine swaps always make for an interesting proposition. The latest in line is the one where a Ford-built 5.0-liter Coyote V8 gets plonked inside the engine bay of the first-generation Porsche Cayman.
The results, as Road & Track described, is ridiculous as much as it is exhilarating.
Raw American Muscle Meets Fine European Auto Technology
The 5.0-liter Ford derived Coyote V8 that powers the fifth-gen Mustang Boss 302 is also a gross miss-fit considering that it is too massive to really fit inside the engine bay of the Cayman. The Cayman's centre of gravity gets altered by a wide margin as well, considering that the Cayman is originally built around a mid-mounted flat-six engine that sits rather low.
As such, the modified Cayman's driving dynamics goes for a spin, though there is some insane amount of power that's present. For instance, a dyno test performed at the "Power By The Hour Performance" of Boynton Beach, Florida revealed its 424 hp and 364 lb-ft of torque that the Cayman had at its disposal at the rear wheels thanks to the American muscle inside it, Motor Authority revealed.
Taming the Chimera Posrche Cayman
That means the turns have to be negotiated a bit more carefully, or rather, slowly, though the extra power produced should more than make up for that during the straight drives. The Cayman will no longer be the driver's car it used to be but will have oodles of torque and power to allow for some unadulterated high-speed driving pleasure.
Nothing is known about the transmission used to send that much of power to the wheels or what other modifications were undertaken to fit the V8 engine inside the Cayman engine bay. In fact, so much of a miss-fit the V8 is to the Cayman that the air filter actually is placed inside the trunk.
Nonetheless, "Power By The Hour" said they already have the expertise along with everything else needed to make the engine swap for anyone who are in need for some some raw power boost.