This 1987 Buick Regal Turbo T Is Powered By A Twin-Turbo Mercedes V12
February 25th, 2019
Crazy engine swaps are always fun. Whether you agree with it or not, somebody's creativity is brought to life. This time it involves a 1987 Buick Regal Turbo T stuffed with the powerplant from 2005 SL600 - a 5.5-liter Mercedes V12.
The swap was uploaded by YouTube user WhiteLegacyGuy, and we found it via The Drive. While the mill already is good for over 500 horses, a pair of Precision turbos producing 24 lbs. of boost certainly turn up the performance on this one. There are no numbers being thrown out, but with a twelve-cylinder engine sporting a pair of snails, we can imagine the performance ante has been upped quite a bit. Keeping the engine managed is an MS3Pro ECU, and shifting the power to the rear wheels is a Mercedes-Benz five-speed automatic transmission. Stopping all of that power is front rotors from a C6 Corvette Z06 and Mercedes E55 eight-piston AMG calipers.
According to the YouTube description, the car also features 1200cc FIC fuel injectors, LS coil packs, a custom chromoly driveshaft from Driveshaft shop, Baseline Suspensions instant center correction kit with AFCO adjustable coil springs, custom valved AFCO double adjustable rear shocks from TRZ Motorsports, QA1 double adjustable front coilover shocks, and "other stuff too." The car sits on Weld RTS S71 wheels.