Nissan Pulsar with Ferrari F355 V8

Nissan Pulsar with Ferrari F355 Engine
Take a Nissan Pulsar and give it a Ferrari 3.5L V8 from a F355 and you get this. A decent amount of work went into this engine swap. Anytime you take a FWD car and switch it to a RWD mid-engine setup you are looking at some serious work. Some commenters have stated it has problems with track width and the cooling system which seems to stem from the lack of space. If they did just “spot weld it in the back” I would expect this to maybe crank over but thats about it.

8 thoughts on “Nissan Pulsar with Ferrari F355 V8”

  1. I agree. I guess the big advantage they were thinking about was how light this car is (besides the reason they gave). Having a RR setup helps with this situation but there seems to be many problems with this swap.

  2. wow, very creative idea. it would have been a better idea to do it into a car with a more appropriate wheel base, and center-of-gravity. such as a DC2 Integra, or an S13 180sx/240sx lift-back.

  3. Why would anyone fake putting a ferrari engine into a pulsar? if i was going to fake anything it’d be to have the ferrari…

  4. Hi guys, I’ve just spotted this whilst searching for something.

    I know this car personally and have had a good poke around it, but unfortunately, it’s been given up on (for the time being at least). The guys who were doing it had multiple projects on the go and this had to take a back seat. I haven’t heard what’s happening with it for a couple of months, but I’m going to it’s location tomorrow afternoon so will enquire about it.

    It was ambitious to say the least, but they got quite far in a short amount of time, then stopped for one reason or another. I can assure you it’s not fake, and it may well make a reappearance sometime in the future…

  5. dude, If I had the money and resources you bet your ass i’d do that same swap, but i’d put the v-8 into about an 88′ nissan pulsar. that’ would be hella cool. and I imagine if you have the money to do the swap they did, I imagine it will run quite nicely:)

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