Spirit of Aasen ~ 1953 Volvo PV 800HP 2JZ Swapped Drift Monster

1953 Volvo PV444
Volvo PV444 800HP 2JZ Swapped Drift Monster

Stig Arne Solheim from Norway built this 1953 Volvo PV444. Power comes from a 3.4 L 2JZ-GTE inline-six with a Brian Crower stroker kit, forged internals and CNC ported head. Stig hopes it will produce close to 800 horsepower and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque thanks to a Precision PT6466 turbocharger and 1680 cc injectors.

The drivetrain comprises of a six-speed ZF manual transmission from a BMW 530d with a Tilton 3-plate clutch and ABC flywheel connected to a Volvo 940 rear end with a Torsen differential and Mustang half shafts.

The car rides on a custom independent suspension developed by Stig in his garage.

The project is receiving a lot of attention since winning the Top 10 Street Car Award and People Choice Award at the Oslo Motor Show.

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