Squeezing one LS4 V8 into the front end of an Acura RSX was a big job for Ryan Standke, and two years ago he managed it. Impressive enough on its own, but he didn’t stop there.
This ordinary guy with a YouTube channel to document his progress has fitted a second LS4 V8 and mated transmission over the rear axle. These two 5.3-litre rocks of American muscle have then been turbocharged and tuned to within an inch of their lives, with an expected total output of 1700-1750bhp. At the wheels.
While Standke doesn’t really tell us much about the general specs of the car, he does mention that he’s fitted brake upgrades front and rear. Oh good. The tyres are slicks over 15-inch wheels. Drivetrain sync between the two V8s will be taken care of by an electronic drive-by-wire setup.
Next up, a new fuel tank right at the back is going to get a second set of draw and return lines to cope with the massive demand for juice when this thing is at full chat. Then the Garrett turbo at the front will be ditched so that both engines can move to HX82 turbos – vast blowers that will be tough to install but apparently give extra flexibility with reliable tuning.
Standke isn’t loaded, like a lot of the more successful YouTubers, and his staggering project’s progress depends largely on how much cash he can bring in. We know we’re not alone in wishing him swift financial success so he can finish what he started.