McLaren 570S vs. LS Swapped Volvo Wagon – Drag Racing

November 22nd, 2023

Hold your horses a minute. Did you say you were lining a Volvo station wagon up against one of the premier performance production machines in the world? You gotta be kidding, right? Wait until you get a look at this Volvo.

The 2020 McLaren 570S is as stock as stock can get. The mid-engine rear-wheel drive two-seater is equipped with a twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine bolted to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With the capacity to produce 562hp, the 570S can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2-seconds and turn the standing quarter-mile in 10.5-seconds @ 149 mph. The owner is claiming 580hp – but sticks to the bone stock classification.

On the other hand, we have a 1989 Volvo 240 DL Wagon. This thing has had the Ford tractor motor jerked out and discarded. In its place is a GM 5.3-liter LS V8. The bottom end is stock with the exception of ARP hardware. The camshaft has also been upgraded. The transmission is a built Tremec T-56 Magnum 6-speed manual with a twin-disc clutch and a trick shifter. Those fat skins hanging out of the rear wheel wells are Hoosier drag slicks. The driver is claiming 860whp and he just drove the Volvo 3,000-miles to compete. This is one of the sickest sleepers ever.

So, let’s line them up and see what falls off.

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