What Happens When You Put A V8 In A Nissan 350Z?

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The Nissan 350Z is getting super affordable right now. What does that mean? It means V8 swaps, of course.

Here’s Fred Keogh in his LS3-swapped Z qualifying first for US Drift at VIR Hyperfest the other week. He’s got a Wisefab kit on there, which helps explain the angle on that transition. And look at that smoke.


Anyone who has been hanging around Club Loose at Englishtown for the past few years will be familiar with the power of Irish Zs.


So if you’re wondering what happens to rear-drive cars as they get old enough to get cheap, the answer is they get V8 swaps. And that means lots of tire smoke. Glad to have that cleared up.

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