There is an old saying in the automotive community that goes along the lines of “respect all buildings” but this is sure to stir up some feathers. Mike Burroughs of StanceWorks Garage isn’t the first to do an odd engine conversion but that didn’t stop him: Say hello to his K-swapped Ferrari 308.
If you don’t know, Stansworks Garage Founded in 2009 is one of the most respected names in the American aftermarket community. Create well-executed designs that often push the boundaries of what is considered traditional.
The Ferrari 308 that was swapped with K is no different and although not completed yet, it cut its cylinders in half, added the Garrett G35-900 and aimed at 1,000 hp (745 kW) with the help of the new, future Garrett G42-1200.
From the factory, the Ferrari F106 2.9-liter V8 that was used in the 308 GTBi made anything up to 151 kW depending on the spec and market.
The latest K24 Series 2.4L four-cylinder engine that replaces the V8 here produces the same amount of power and has a great deal of aftermarket support and bolt-on modifications available making it ideal for a power project like this.
The goal of StanceWorks Ferrari is to create a time attack competitor that can also be driven on the streets. It is expected that hours of custom manufacturing work was required to ensure that the new engine is properly seated in the new chassis while it is $12,860 Freedom Walk The body kit was installed to extend the yellow Ferrari. A warning sign for thick rubber not yet installed that will transfer JDM power to the road.
To provide an extra floor effect and help with air circulation, a custom carbon splitter and flat bottom floor have also been introduced into the mix in the latest assignments. This project has been in the works for months now and isn’t quite close to completion but should absolutely provide the statement piece once it’s done.
A little closer to home and we have another Ferrari 308 to be fixed, this time around the GTS Quattrovalvole undergoing restoration by Italian specialist Carlo Viglietti. Instead of dumping a Japanese engine inside, the car will remain as original as the spec list since it was on the production line. If this article alienates your authentic side, you can follow up on more about the local project here.