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S14 Nissan Silvia gets AMG V8 engine conversion (video)

The old S14 Nissan Silvia (200SX) is a very popular car in the drift scene, with enthusiasts tuning the standard SR20 turbo motor, or even whacking in a powerful six-cylinder engine from a Skyline. As far as engine conversions go, this AMG V8 example is one of the coolest ones you’re likely to see.

Nissan Silvia S14 Mercedes AMG V8 engine conversion

It’s got a ‘M113′ 5.4-litre supercharged V8 from a Mercedes-Benz AMG ’55’. Details on the engine, such as whether or not it has had any tuning done to it, are unknown. In the older SL 55 the unit offered 380kW and 720Nm.

Interestingly, the crazy conversion includes a proper manual transmission – imagine giving the clutch a poke with that awesome engine up front.

Fortunately, there is a video of this car that we can all enjoy showing the car being used as intended. Click play below.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.