The “automotive heretic” concept is kind of funny. On the one hand, people are perfectly entitled to do whatever they want with their own project cars, but on the other hand, people often have very strong feelings about certain makes or models, and they often give the hell out about what they are. No one perceives as a car wreck.
It’s even more intense if you decide to post your car build on YouTube, which is exactly what it is Mike Burroughs, founder of StansWorkshas outdone himself with his latest and most ambitious project to date: a Honda-powered Ferrari 308. I can already hear you grabbing your torches and pitchforks, but calm down already.
I’ll wait until you stop yelling at your screen and hammering on your keyboard.
Mike’s plan is to build a 1,000-horsepower time-Attack cars that will not only set track records but look stunning while doing it. His most controversial decision with the project was Ferrari’s outdated and underpowered transverse-mounted V8 (and to throw out, I’d like to sell for five figures). Honda’s decision to replace it with the familiar-epic K24 inline four-cylinder seems odd at first but quickly makes sense when you start looking at the numbers.
The turbocharged K24 makes 1,000 horsepower or more is now a known quantity. The formula to get them to that output level and do it reliably is established. It all starts to come together when you add in the cost and availability of parts and consumables. And the wider availability of people who know how to work on those motors.
The The next big criticism from the web A fairly nice example of the 308 that Mike has already adopted to use for his project, without shelling out the clap. Again, this makes sense. The rule of thumb when buying a project is to always buy the best you can afford because it will make everything you do easier, simpler and cheaper. Also, it’s not like 308s are rare or beloved. He did a hacking up 288 GTO or Daytona.
of the people The last major criticism – and this is unique to Mike’s situation because of how he chooses to document his builds – is that the build is taking too long. It’s stupid, and people are saying they’ve obviously never attempted a project of this scale before.
So, if you can get over these hangups, you should start following Mike’s builds on StanceWorks YouTube channel because the builds will not only entertain you, but you can learn something too.