2007 Kia Sorento with a LSx Update

2007 Kia Sorento with 6.0 L LSx V8

Craig Gibson shared with us a recent video of his LSxSorento smoking the tires at Fatman’s Invasion burnout competition. The mid-sized SUV really impressed everyone there until a bearing cap went and allowed the driveshaft to destroy the transfer case. If you don’t remember from our previous article, Craig’s 2007 Kia Sorento runs a 6.0 L LY6 V8, 6L90E six-speed automatic transmission and Jeep NP231 transfer case. Full project stats below.

2007 Kia Sorento with 6.0 L LSx V8

2007 Kia Sorento with 6.0 L LSx V8

2007 Kia Sorento with 6.0 L LSx V8

2007 Kia Sorento with 6.0 L LSx V8

2007 Kia Sorento with 6.0 L LSx V8

Full Stats:

2007 Kia Sorento (stock engine imploded due to timing tensioner failure)

6.0 L LY6 V8 (w/VVT & w/out DOD) from a 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
LS3 intake manifold assembly, fuel rails, injectors, with 90mm DBW throttle body
2010 Camaro Ls3 water pump (to clear t-body and VVT cover)
385 hp (287 kW) @ 5600 rpm
400 lb-ft (542 Nm) @ 4400 rpm

GM 6L90E six-speed automatic transmission (with tap shift)
Custom billet aluminum transmission/transfer case adapter by B&B Precision Products
Jeep NP231 transfer case
Custom drive shafts (Kia & Jeep u-joints are identical but length is custom)

LS2 GTO headers (modified for 3″ V-bands)
Dual 3″ exhaust
Magnaflow X-flow muffler

SpeeedHut gauge package (All FreedomCAN Series except for the Tachometer, it is a Revolution Series)

Source: LSxSorento and SorentoNation (build thread)


  1. Roberto G. Ferrari

    Nice article and nice swap. Too bad the vertical video, though. At least, here the grays can leave their opinion… even if I’m feeling a little lonely!

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