February 27, 2024

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Mid-Engined Geo Metro With LS4 V8 Engine Swap Is Up For Sale

UPDATE: Operator Ben Schmidt contacted Motor1.com with a correction about his V8-driven Metro. “You will find an acrylic divider sealing off the engine bay from the “cockpit,'” he reported. “It is really difficult to see in pics.” The driver can not basically arrive at again and contact the engine. “I am not that ridiculous,” he claimed.

The Geo Metro was by no means intended to be a functionality motor vehicle. It was entry-amount, essential transportation. Nevertheless, the owner of this vehicle ignores the vehicle’s initial reason and drops a 5.3-liter LS4 V8 into the small hatchback’s rear cargo place. The bizarre equipment is now for sale in Wisconsin for $7,000.

The overhauled powertrain sits in the back again, and there’s no firewall among the motor and driver. You could effortlessly attain back again from the seat and experience it rumble. The mill operates by way of a Basic Motors 4T80E 4-speed computerized transmission.

The builder has to modify the rear of the overall body to make this engine swap function. There are fender flares on both equally sides that open into the human body for directing air to the V8. Also, the air ingestion sticks out of the human body and faces backward from just above the driver’s aspect back again wheel.

Beneath the hood, a gas cell requires the location earlier for the motor. The builder also adds chassis supports to strengthen the front conclusion.

There usually are not a lot of modifications to the cabin. A 7-inch tablet replaces the authentic instrument cluster. There are also more gauges on the heart console. The seats are straight out of a stock Metro.  

The movie higher than gives a full tour of the car or truck and lets you hear the motor operating. The mill can make this small hatchback seem indicate.

According to the seller’s listing, the V8-driven device accomplished about 500 miles of tests ahead of the wintertime, which involved a 150-mile vacation on a working day with temperatures more than 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The vehicle failed to have any troubles managing that.

The seller notes that the V8 Metro has excessive oversteer higher than 65 miles per hour. “It starts off to consider focus to continue to keep it in its lane,” in accordance to the listing.


The short movie above is a run to 60 miles per hour in the V8 Metro. The engine makes it audio like a very little muscle auto when accelerating.