Originally this Jeep was powered by a Ford 302 V8 connected to a C6 transmission. The setup did not produce the enough power for the owner. So out went the Ford V8 and in went a 5.7 L LS1 V8. The egnine and 4160-E four-speed automatic transmission was sourced from a 1998 Camaro. The engine’s power was increased further using a single turbocharger.