Honda CRX – Check!
Chevy 454 – Check!
Massive Supercharger – Check!
Horrendously compromised handling – Check!
Appears in video games – Nope!
One of the best features in the Forza series is that it allows for engine swaps. Unfortunately, these swaps are severely limited, only allowing engines and chassis from the same manufacturer to be combined. There are no cross breeds. While it is somewhat understandable that they keep ridiculous creations out of their game to maintain the realistic portion, they’ve missed that it’s a game that is expected to have at least some unrealistic portion to it.
While the ChevyRX above is ridiculous in every sense of the word, the Supra7 is not. Fed up with the lack of reliability of the Wankle rotary engine, a Toyota Supra’s 2JZ-GTTE straight 6 made it’s way under the hood of a Mazda RX-7 to combine on of the most gorgeous cars ever designed with one of the strongest engines ever built. Take a look at the picture below and you’ll see that the engine fits quite nicely.
And just to round things out, here’s a Ferrari that got in on the engine swap fun. Originally powered by a 3.6 liter V8, this 360 Modena was upgraded to a 7.0 liter Chevy V8 with two turbochargers to make power output a nice round 1,000 horsepower. If someone wanted to take a Ferrari in a video game and give it that kind of power, they could use the V12 from the Enzo and modify it to give it the power, but it just wouldn’t have the roar that a Chevy would have.
Lastly, I’ll leave you with testament to the power of the ridiculous engine swap. Smart Car + Hayabusa engine = Ferrari killer.