This Corvette Z06 Had its 7.0-Liter V-8 Swapped Out for a 680-HP Toyota 2JZ

Brian Silvestro
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Photo credit: rsg_performance - Instagram
Photo credit: rsg_performance - Instagram

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We've seen some pretty strange engine swaps in our time, but this one has got to be one of the strangest. This C6-generation Corvette Z06 has had its factory 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 removed in favor of a Toyota 2JZ straight-six making 680 horsepower. Purists, you won't like this one.

This wacky Corvette was built by the United Arab Emirates-based RSG High Performance Center for professional BMX rider Abdulla Alhosani, according to Engine Swap Depot. It uses a single Precision 6870 turbocharger running on 20 psi of boost, and sends power to the rear wheels via the factory torque tub and six-speed Chevy transaxle thanks to a custom bell-housing adapter, clutch, and flywheel. The whole setup is controlled by a MoTeC M130 ECU.

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Despite never coming with a turbo straight-six engine from the factory, the C6's engine bay seems perfectly suited to housing the iconic Toyota engine. And as with every other big-power 2JZ, it sounds great. According to RSG's Instagram, the car is set up to run on pump gas, as it's meant to be a daily driver. If you want to stand out at your local Corvette club meetup, we can't think of a better way to do it.

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