Why? Why not! For a few years Chrysler owned Lamborghini, hence bringing this idea to light.
Why wouldn’t you try to stuff a 250HP Lamborghini Jalpa transverse V8 into a Dodge Daytona?
It was even AWD, designed by Carroll Shelby himself, a challenge in itself, as the Daytona is a FWD car.
It was claimed that the prototype didn’t proceed onward due the oil pan of the V8 being only 1.5in clearance from the ground, you can see this in the first image