The LS series of V8 engines is one of the most legendary powertrains ever created, and has found itself shoved in just about every engine bay on the planet. While they may be most associated with GM Performance cars, the phrase “LS swap it” has been applied to all sorts of vehicles. Take the B is for Build LS-swapped Lamborghini Huracan for example, which now features a crazy twin-turbocharged V8 in place of its factory-issued V10. Thanks to a recent YouTube upload, the world gets to see this thing hit the track for the first time.
This LS-swapped Lamborghini Huracan features a 430 cubic inches V8 built by Texas Speed, which comes strapped with a pair of Garrett GTX3582R Gen II turbochargers. The end result is an engine capable of 1,500 horsepower, though we were told at SEMA that it was making closer to 800 hp. The engine is mated to a six-speed Graziano manual gearbox, which was sourced from an Audi R8. The end result is a rear-wheel drive Lambo that makes insane muscle cars noises.
After getting set up at the runway, the LS-swapped Lamborghini Huracan had to work out a few teething issues with its fueling system. However, once the team got the car running well, it was an absolute monster. The car annihilates tires with a slightest hint of the throttle pedal, as it clearly struggles to get all that added power through the rear wheels alone. We won’t go as far as to say it looks like a death trap, but it sure looks like it takes some getting used to.
This insane mashup is still working out some kinks, but it has the potential to be one seriously quick machine. Besides, who doesn’t love the idea of ripping around in an Italian supercar powered by an American V8 while shifting a manual gearbox borrowed from a German supercar. That’s the type of globalism everyone could get behind.