Someone Is Dropping an IndyCar V-8 Into a Ferrari 458 GT3 Race Car, for Some Reason

Someone Is Dropping an IndyCar V-8 Into a Ferrari 458 GT3 Race Car, for Some Reason

12/03/2019

If we told you that someone was dropping a Chevy motor into a Ferrari 458, you’d be forgiven for assuming that some YouTuber was dropping an LS into a wrecked beater. But that’s not what Mitchell Race Xtreme is doing. They’re taking a full-on Chevy IndyCar powertrain and plopping it into a Ferrari 458 GT3 car.

Piecing the puzzle together. The #IRLChevy is in for the final time. The engine looks lost in that ‘giant’ engine bay. #458italia #chevy #irl #mrx #noisemaker

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The build isn’t fully done yet, but MRX has already reworked the front suspension, mounted the engine, and custom fabricated all the exhaust plumbing for the engine. MRX hasn’t tuned the motor or listed a targeted output, but we know IndyCar engines are good for about 700 horsepower.

This is a 2nd Generation IndyCar powertrain, according to EngineSwapDepot. It should still be able to put out around 700 hp, but this time from a 4.0-liter V-8 instead of the 2.2-liter V-6 you’ll find in a modern, third-generation IndyCar.

New #chromoly engine mount all fabbed up. Picking up all stressed points on the #indycar engine.

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It’s not an insane upgrade on the 550 horsepower you already get from a Ferrari 458 GT3, but the motor is light. Per EngineSwapDepot, the builder expects the final product to weigh 220 lbs less than the standard, 2,745 lbs Ferrari 458 GT3.

Insert IRL Chevy…………here. #ferrari458 #prancinghorse #chevypowered #mrx

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