The beastly build should be a menace on the track and on the street
The tuners at Australia’s StreetFX have a new build that erases any complaints about the Toyota GT86 lacking power. The company dumps the stock 2.0-litre boxer engine in favour of a highly upgraded mill from the Nissan GT-R, and the goal is to produce over 1,000 horsepower at the rear wheels when the work is complete. The resulting beast should still even be street legal.
StreetFX bought a new 2012 GT86 and modified the coupe for years. The stock engine just couldn’t reliably take massive amounts of boost, though. So after tuning the unit to a claimed 545 horsepower at the rear wheels, it was time to try something different. Not only did the company source the GT-R’s 3.8-litre biturbo engine for this build, but the firm also installed HKS’ 4.1-litre stroker upgrade and GT1000 Symmetrical Turbine kit.
The engine looks fantastic in the bay in the gallery below. The perfect fitment required a lot of work, though. Toyota designed the GT86 with a downward sloping hood because of the flat four’s low-slung design. The GT-R’s V6 was three times taller than the stock unit, so Street FX had to be creative. Switching to a dry sump and rear-wheel drive setup allowed them to trim six inches off the Nissan mill, which was enough to make it fit.
The stock gearbox couldn’t handle roughly five times the output from the factory, so Street FX fit a six-speed sequential box from the same supplier as many V8 Supercars in Australia. A custom paddle shift arrangement makes it easier to control, too.
Street FX plans to use its immensely powerful GT86 for a mix of street and track driving. A custom air conditioning setup even keeps drivers cool. We hope this car eventually meets up on a circuit with the Ferrari-powered GT86 from Ryan Tuerck and Gumout. Not only would we love to see the race, the noise would be amazing.