On Friday we asked you which cars were best for a V8 swap. As always, we got a ton of responses, but here are the answers we saw repeated the most.
No matter what generation, the Miata is one of the most eligible candidates for a V8 swap. , a company specializing in Miata upgrades, built a fantastic example that we love to death. It's all the fun of driving a Miata, just with 400 extra horsepower.
The E30-generation 3-Series is a fun, balanced machine right out of the box. But if you're looking for something different (and want to anger the purists at your next BMWCCA meet), V8 swaps are definitely an option.
Rotary engines are nice, but sometimes it's hard to put up with the lack of reliability. Luckily, It's pretty easy to drop an LS engine into any generation RX-7 and keep the fun factor intact. Just don't be surprised if your FD drives exactly like a C5 Corvette afterwards.
If you're looking for real power from a 944, you could spend the money and get a Turbo model. Another choice is finding a cheap broken example and dropping in a V8. Honestly, the V8 option sounds more fun (and more reliable).
No, the Jeep Wrangler was not built to have big power from the factory. That doesn't mean you can't drop in a nice fat V8 block under the hood. Take this brutally cool Lexus V8-powered Wrangler as an example.
Drifters around the globe use the 240SX as a base for their drift builds, and for good reason. It's incredibly easy to swap in a bigger engine, the balanced chassis and long wheelbase make for a great setup on track.