America is still the land of big V8 engines, big power, and torque and since the mighty motors are cheap and plentiful we like to put them in anything that can physically hold a V8. The culture of engine swapping dates way back to the original hot rod crowd which turned slow and outdated cars into a fire breathing monsters by adding a big motor up front.
All these years later, the recipe for performance didn’t change. Just put a powerful V8 instead of four or six-cylinder and watch that Ferrari in the review mirror, trying to catch you. If you have such plans, here are the best cars for the V8 swap.
1. De Lorean DMC 12
Started by John Z. De Lorean in the late ’70s, De Lorean was briefly marketed as the next big thing in the sports car world. For a short time, it looked that America got a sports car brand that could rival Europe`s finest companies. De Lorean presented an interesting concept of a sports car with Gullwing doors, modern design, and a stainless steel body.
However, the production was late and when the car was finally revealed it turned out to be pretty slow, underpowered and riddled with quality problems. The solution for that is pretty obvious. Just install big V8 instead of anemic V6 and gave this great `80s icon a power it deserves.