Everyone loves the old hot rod theory of slapping a big engine into a small car. But is there is a fine point at which most of us would agree that too much power, is in fact too much. This Geo Metro, with a 450 horsepower Ecotec engine, might be approaching that too much line.
From the ad:
1996 geo metro engine swapped 2.2 turbo – $6000 (85635)
For sale here, a 1996 geo metro, engine swapped with a 2.2 turbo ecotec motor. Made over 450 horsepower on a dyno 2 months ago. Very fast, but not much fun for daily driving. Asking $6000 or possibly trade for odd or uncommon vehicle.
Emphasis my own.
The ad does not say anything about any other modifications. The hood has obviously been slightly modified and the tires do look chunky. It should be noted that the front wheels have a five bolt hub and the rears have a four bolt hub. I think I see some kind of a race seat inside.
The car probably weights less than 2000 pounds, giving it a horsepower to weight ratio similar to many exotics. Yet I somehow don’t think that it has the same road manners as a Pagani Huayra or even a Caterham Se7en. Color me skeptical. Still, cool and crazy.
Source: Sierra Vista Craigslist