Confound Turbocharging

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We're not entirely sure what is going on here. What appears to have been a Nissan Maxima has been turbocharged with not one, but two turbochargers. While this may not seem all that unusual these two turbos have been installed in place of the passenger seat. What looks like a intercooler above the turbos may in fact be an intake, but the plumbing has evidently gone less Mitsubishi 3000GT and more Three Stooges on its way back into the engine compartment. This obvious fan of forced induction wins this week's ingenuity and fabrication award. Bonus points for removing a section of the passenger side floor to make room for plumbing and enhance in cabin turbo cooling.
[Thanks to Craig for the tip]

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MarionCobretti
MarionCobretti

Frost, you're welcome...

"He started the car on fire by trying to start it with the plugs out and 2 of his cheapo injectors stuck open"

..but you left out the best part. He foresaw the problem, and sought to prevent it by jamming towels in the spark plug holes.

I can't wait to see where it goes, either. My guess is that there will be explosions—or at least more fire—involved.