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The Toyota 86, also known as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, has always been a small sports car that a massive amount of drivers could afford. While it usually boasts around 200 horsepower, that isn’t enough for some drivers. Take Ryan Tuerck for example. The professional drifting driver felt the Toyota 86 needed more power and he did something about it.
Tuerck took to the garage and got his hands on a Ferrari engine. The Ferrari F136 V8 engine currently powers the Ferrari 458 Speciale and is the recipient to a whole host of engine-oriented awards. Producing 597 horsepower, it’s a force to be reckoned with.
While the video doesn’t specifically show what model he’s working with, there’s little doubt that it initially topped out at less than 250 horsepower. By adding nearly 300 additional ponies, Tuerck is taking the small sports car to a new level. Take a good look because it’s not often you see a Ferrari-powered Toyota 86.
Ferrari supercars come stocked with electronic safety systems that prevent too much power hitting the rear wheels. The modified car more than likely doesn’t have any of that technology. However, given Tuerck’s reputation in drifting, he probably doesn’t need it. Keep in mind this driver tore through an abandoned Hawthorne mall in a Nissan equipped with more than 1,000 horsepower.
Here at Dick Dyer Toyota, we can’t wait to see the modified Toyota 86 in action!