This is something you don’t see every day. Not only that, we don’t think we’ve ever seen one of these before at all! Someone gave this 1999 BMW M3 a new lease on life thanks to an American-made heart transplant in the form of a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine from a 2012 Mustang GT.
Although an unusual combo, its creator deserves props for putting this beast together. We found this bonkers build on Craigslist, and it can be yours for the low price of $9,800!
In addition to the newly installed powerplant, this car features Continental race slicks on all four corners and although the for sale listing doesn’t mention the suspension, there is a good chance that some other modifications have been made underneath for better handling and more support for the undoubtedly heavier engine.
This car weighs nearly 500 pounds less than a 2012 Mustang GT in stock configuration, so with the larger engine and MT-82 transmission, it is still probably 300 pounds lighter than a Mustang, giving this car a better power-to-weight ratio. The listing says that this thing is putting out 380 horsepower to the rear wheels, so it’s undoubtedly an agile car.
We’re really not sure what to think. We’d rather see a Ford in a Ford, but it definitely takes some time and some skill to build a car like this, but it’s a strange combination to say the least. Are you a fan of import swaps like this? It’s refreshing to see something new and different, even if it’s just for the sake of seeing what people are able to do with enough time on their hands and some skill to put behind them!