The 10th Annual Holley LS Fest in Bowling Green, Ky was a crazy weekend filled with everything LS! There was an impressive mixture of cars and trucks all with the famed LS power plant under the hoods. You could walk around that place for hours checking out all the cool streetcar builds. But we wanted to showcase some of the drift cars that were in the “Lucas Oil Drift City”. There were some very unique swaps to be found in the pit area, and it’s hard to argue or even talk smack on the reliability and overall power and performance a good LS swapped drift car offers.
This power plant continues to grow in popularity among drifters. If you are in the middle of swapping a car to an LS engine or even thinking about it, having some pictures to look at for reference is always helpful and that is why we compiled these pictures for you. There are so many options like do you run a high mount alternator or low mount, what do you do for an intake, where should you put the oil filter and so on. Hopefully you will find these pictures helpful in that regard.
Perhaps the most impressive set up we looked at was this BMW owned by Brendon Greaves with a big set of twins stuffed under the hood. There was a lot of time and thought put into this build as they crammed this monster into the engine bay and moved the radiator to the rear of the car would appear as the only option because there was no more room up front.
The LS in this Caddi owned by Taylor Hull just sounds nasty when it is fired up, the big Comp cam and the Magnuson blower on top makes for a rowdy combo!
This fire breathing monster twin turbo set up of Jonathan Hurst is one mean machine, We love the BTR intake on this car and perhaps one of the more fun cars to watch as the sun starts to set. This cars spits some serious flames!
Check out the gallery below to see the rest of the LS swapped drift cars from Holley LS Fest.