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Unholy Engine Swap: The Geo Tracker Powered by Corvette

by Keith Cornett on March 25, 2011

Unholy Engine Swap: The Geo Tracker Powered by Corvette

Chevy guys will put an LS V8 in just about anything. Case in point? Check out this awesome Geo Tracker powered by a 350-hp LS1 Corvette engine. The swap and customization was the brainchild of LS1Blazer who can be found on the LS1Tech.com forum.

Originally, the Geo Tracker came with a 1.6-liter four cylinder. To handle the power of the LS1, the builder had to beef up the rear end and transmission. We wondered if there was too much power that the damn thing would end up on it’s back. but LS1Blazer commented on the Jalopnik feature and say the Tracker “handles like a go-cart with hardly any body roll. Traction is not an issue at all due to the weight transfer and the 4 link suspension.”

Another thing we noticed is that several of the shots show what look to be a standard naturally-aspirated LS1, but one of the photos has a supercharger mounted on it. That means this little Tracker probably has close to 500 ponies on board. Good Grief!

Unholy Engine Swap: The Geo Tracker Powered by Corvette Unholy Engine Swap: The Geo Tracker Powered by Corvette Unholy Engine Swap: The Geo Tracker Powered by Corvette
Unholy Engine Swap: The Geo Tracker Powered by Corvette Unholy Engine Swap: The Geo Tracker Powered by Corvette Unholy Engine Swap: The Geo Tracker Powered by Corvette

Finally, we can also appreciate the exterior which was done in a low-gloss charcoal/black. Racing seats with 5-point racing harnesses is about the only clue that this isn’t your normal Geo Tracker although we’d like to think that it has that beautifully deep Corvette exhaust rumble too. Finally, the GS hashmarks are a nice touch too!


Source:
LS1Tech.com via Jalopnik

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