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Dedicated Ferret owners of a nervous disposition best Not watch this, all others enjoy a Chevrolet LS V8 powered modified Ferret being put through its paces off road!!

 

 

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Hi Nick, previously posted by Rubberduck in British Vehicles.

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Hi Nick, previously posted by Rubberduck in British Vehicles.

 

Ah right, did look to see if it had already been posted, anyways for those that missed it before, take a look at a flying Ferret

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cant make out if it still have the RR ENGINE.. wonder how long the hubs would last doing that sort of driving...

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cant make out if it still have the RR ENGINE.. ...

It would never go that fast or sound like that with the RR engine, it has a Chevrolet LS V8

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Call me cynical but just speed the film up a bit and dub the sound over it. Soft shocks and big tyres with not much pressure in them will give you a nice bounce and take a run up for the camera, it can't be doing much more than about 40 mph at most.

 

I'm not an expert but will a V8 fit into a Ferret engine bay ? :nut:

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Wow, I stand corrected, that's a lot of work for one ad, but I guess that's show business !!

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Even more interesting than the marketing video is their "behind the scenes" video:

 

 

I think they retained the gearbox/transfer case and driveline. I wonder how they will fare with the new engine and how durable it will all be. I did not see which LS version engine they used, but even if they used the LSA engine that's in my Cadillac CTSV, it is a 556 HP, 6.2L supercharged monster. And they possibly could have used something more potent, with 600++ HP. Will the engine last? Will the driveline?

 

Another interesting thing is that at roughly 2:33 into the video, it looks like their driver (professional offroad racer) is using the GCP as a clutch:nut:.

 

I bet Toyo easily spent $150K on this video (design/build, video crew, flights, etc). I have not seen this ad in the USA, but their youtube post is less than a month old.

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