LS Powered Porsche 911 Carrera

January 21st, 2017

You’ll either love this car or you’ll hate it. To the Porsche purist, this is the ultimate slap in the face but to a street racer, this thing is music to the ear. One thing is certain – whether you love it or hate it – it is one heckuva unique build and a potential street terror.

The car started life as a run of the mill 1986 Porsche Carrera RSR with an air-cooled V6 chomping away in the rear. The current owner purchased the car as a complete build from a fellow named Hal McGinnis down in the great state of Texas. It seems that Hal had transformed the Porsche. It still had the soul of a Porsche but the heart was a hundred-percent Corvette. Hal called it an RSR IROC tribute car – guess why?

The 3.2-liter engine and heavy cooling fans were replaced by a 5.7-liter LS1 engine from a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. The engine is bone stock except for shorty exhaust headers, custom exhaust system, and a custom cold air intake system. Since it only weighs 2,576-pounds and still has the factory transmission and a 3.8:1 final drive gear ratio, the car comes out of the hole like a demon. Looks like fun!

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