First off, I’m happy that I get to add another manual-swapped Chrysler to the list in my head. This car joins the V-10-swapped drift machine in the U.K., and both of the Chryslers that Cleveland Power and Performance have built so far. But I’m even happier to share the story of what this Chrysler actually is, which is a gutted-out, stripped down racing machine that in this video, is chasing the lap time of a Toyota 86 around a hillclimb event in Australia at the Legend of the Lakes Hillclimb event in South Australia. It’s a story of a time crunch build, one that wasn’t helped by three different engine failures. It’s the underdog story if there ever was one: how does a large, very overpowered sedan take on the home of the small, nimble sports car? Can it even compare, let alone triumph?
And for the man behind the wheel, I’ve got a couple of questions of my own: how the hell did you do the manual trans swap, and can you bottle some of that exhaust note and ship it to the States? My own Chrysler could use some of whatever yours is huffing on, I think!