Motor swaps are a dime a dozen in the aftermarket arena. Normally, it is an LS swap – a GM-sourced V8 slipped less than the hood of all forms of steel. There are crazier swaps out there, of course, but the LS swap is common for a reason. Even then, it is not everyone’s go-to engine of preference, primarily for a person Toyota engineer, according to the advertisement. A new listing on Fb Market, identified by our colleagues at Highway & Observe, is featuring an engine-swapped Toyota Celica, not with a GM V8, but a person from a Lexus.
The listing is for a 2003 Celica, though there is minimal mechanically remaining of that automobile. As a substitute, you get the four.3-liter 3UZ-FE V8 that run the likes of the Lexus LS, GS, and many others. The mill can make extra than 320 horsepower (238 kilowatts), and you can get it with both a guide or automatic gearbox, though there is a $four,000 cost difference among the two. Power now routes to the rear wheels. A stainless metal and aluminum exhaust, with electronically managed cutouts, assists the V8 breathe.
The advertisement states the Celica is OBD and emissions compliant. It has air conditioning and airbags, and notes that “all devices do the job as expected.” The entrance and rear suspension are from a Supra TT, and it also capabilities coilovers and adjustable management arms. Brakes are upgraded to cope with the more energy, and it has a Helical minimal-slip differential. Best velocity is north of 130 miles per hour (209 kilometers per hour), and the seller is which include two sets of eighteen-inch F-Activity wheels and tires.
The cost starts at $29,000 for the automatic, but these seeking the guide have to shell out $33,000. It is a large amount of funds for a approximately 20-12 months-aged automobile, though “one of none,” according to the listing. And if it issues, there is a new black leather inside, far too, that gives the automobile a like-new physical appearance on the inside of.