If you’ve ever looked under the hood of your vehicle and noticed there’s plenty of extra room for you to add more to the mix, you might want to consider swapping out what you’ve got for a large V8 engine. The old saying is “there’s no replacement for displacement” and even though automakers tend to try and show a way that more power can come from smaller engines, this statement is still true to this day. Here are eight different vehicles that could make for realistic V8 swaps because there’s plenty of room under the hood for the bigger and bolder engine.
As part of the FCA family, you know that the Jeep Wrangler has access to the Hemi V8 engines that can be part of what we want to power this ride. Imagine the Jeep Wrangler with a 5.7-liter Hemi under the hood, it’s a real possibility. The team at Quadratec has created a kit that can allow you to transform your Jeep Wrangler.
E46 BMW 3 Series
This may seem like a tight place to put a V8 engine when you want to make a swap, but it could work. There’s room in the E46 model for the V8 to be placed, especially if you use the LS model and choose the kit from Vorshlag Motorsports which sells the brackets and items that will make this swap possible for you.
Swapping Out a small engine for the V8 in this little car seems a bit like a stretch, but the small-block Ford motor can be used to add a strong V8 engine for you to have the drive and the power you want. The team at Kugel Komponents has created a kit that will let you bolt on a V8 engine in order to give your Ford Focus the drive and the power you’re looking for.
Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86
This trio of cars is a blast to drive but adding a strong V8 engine where a 2.0-liter four-cylinder used to be, makes one of these cars even more fun for the drive. The team at Weapons-Grade Performance will make it possible for you to add a V8 to the mix and experience the drive you want when you take this amazing car out for a drive.
This is a car that’s been a legend for a long time and it provides you with the performance you want on the road. Adding more power can only make this a much better car that will let you have more of what you’re looking for when you drive. This car can be upgraded with a kit from Sikky Manufacturing so that you can enjoy a smooth V8 when you drive.
One of the greatest sports cars of the last twenty years has been the Honda S2000. This car is light and nimble, but you can enjoy more power while also having more weight when it’s time for you to have a great drive when you head out on the road. This is another car that can fit the LS engine and offer you speed, agility, and incredible power for your drive.
The large hood of the WRX is just screaming for a V8 engine to be added to the mix to give you more of the power you want when you take a drive. This little sports car has the room for it and when you turn to the V8WRX.com website, you’ll see how and what you need to add the LS engine to the mix of this car to have more power and more fun.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
If you’re one of the people that has looked for more power in the Mazda MX-5 Miata for several years only to be turned off by Mazda, you’ll love the fact that you can put the LS engine is this car as well. The team at Flyin’ Miata have a kit that can help you put this engine under the hood in every generation of the Miata to make sure you can have the power you desire.