This 1996 Geo Tracker Just Got an Upgrade of an Added Camaro V6 Engine
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The 1996 Geo Trackers is a classic compact SUV. Because it’s so dependable, people have a great fondness for it.
And who’s to say old cars can’t get shiny new upgrades?
An engine inside a Chevy Camaro.
Recipe for bringing an old SUV up a notch (or three)
With delight dripping from every word, The Drive called a heavily modded ‘96 Geo Tracker a “well-done deathtrap”.
Regardless of the level of deathtrap-ness of the modded SUV, the new mods breathed new life into the Geo Tracker.
- Yoink a 3.6-liter V6 engine from a 2015 Chevy Camaro, making it hilariously good compared to its previous 1.6-liter V4
- Give it cold air intake as well as dual exhaust pipes with high-flow mufflers and no catalytic converters
- Put in 17-inch Dodge Ram pickup wheels with Chevy center caps
- Respray with Porsche Guards Red to dazzle onlookers
- As a final touch, install a sport steering wheel and paddle shifters
One eclectic yet strangely on-brand Geo Tracker!
It packs a pretty good punch, too. The car’s V6 makes 323 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque in stock form.
Remember, these are for a 1996 Geo Tracker…! Imagine seeing a bright red Geo Tracker that people expect to have faults and leaks just shooting off with over 300 horsepower.
The reason behind the car modifications
There are many general reasons behind altering a vehicle. It can make the car better in terms of handling, looks, engine power, and more.
In this case, we can speculate that the car mods were made just to see if they could be made. It definitely sounds like a fun process. The costs for the whole thing are likely in the five-figure range.
The vehicle was then put up on Cars & Bids and auctioned for a final price of $14,250.
To compare, the usual 1996 Geo Tracker costs anywhere from $132-$1,157. That’s pretty cool!
Is the modded Geo Tracker safe?
Of course, all old cars are going to pose a certain safety risk. While this particular ‘96 Geo Tracker can show off its incredible performance, it doesn’t have contemporary safety features.
Cars these days come with accident avoidance systems, stability control, and more. This Geo Tracker comes with all the good looks of a (relative to 1996) newer car, but unfortunately can’t match today’s security.
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