Illustration for article titled Some Mad Genius Stuck A Chevy V8 Into A Kia Sorento

Most people make sleepers out of cars that are already somewhat inclined towards performance modification. Old trucks, old American sedans, that sort of thing. Nobody crams an LSx into a 2007 Kia Sorento.


Well, this dude did.

And it rips.

As the ever-excellent EngineSwapDepot reports, this Kia has a 6.0 liter LS out of a heavy duty Silverado making 385 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels with a GM automatic transmission and a Jeep transfer case.

It is a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster, but it’s indistinguishable from any other suburban commuter. That is, if you don’t notice the side pipes.

What a beast.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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