The Engine needed to sound good… my other GTT project used a ford V6 which I have managed to tease well over 700bhp from, its an incredible engine and would be perfect for the Capri if it wasn’t for one important aspect…. It doesn’t ‘sound’ awesome or exotic.
Of cause I could go the V8 route as they can sound fantastic, but thats been done before many times and dare I say its too common… I wanted even more, more sound, more exotic (more money, damn).
So I decided to use a BMW V10… it wasn’t an accidental decision as I already had two BMW M5’s with the V10 in them so I already absolutely loved the sound… one of these has donated its engine to the Capri GTT.
Flood damage caused by a local garage not bothering to install the fuse board cover when they worked on the car led to this loverly car becoming the engine donor for my Capri GTT.
When I placed the engine beside the stock capri it looked like it could never fit… I had however already done the measurements so I knew it would fit… I did have bonnet clearance issues which is the reason I needed the engine in to set the exact stance of the car the making the bodywork.
Proof it fits like a glove… this is complete will all auxileries, manifolds, exhaust, loom etc etc