1988 Chrysler Conquest TSI with Chevy LS1 V8 Swap

1988-chrysler-conquest-tsi-ls1-v8-sideWhen you take an ordinary car and do an engine swap, it transforms the car into something cool. When you take a car that’s already cool and do an engine swap, that makes it badass!

At SEMA 2014, I saw this Chrysler Conquest TSI lined up for the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational. It belongs to John Lazorack of Lazorack Motorsports. As you can tell, this is no ordinary Conquest – this one is powered by an LS1 engine from a 2002 Corvette!

A true driver’s car, it is coupled to a Tremec T56 6-speed manual transmission that makes it ideal for competing in track events. This car placed 24th out of 92 cars in the 2014 Optima USCI. Congrats to Mr. Lazorack on his seriously awesome ride!

Engine and Driveline
Chevrolet LS1 V8 engine
Tremec T56 6-speed manual transmission
Improved Racing oil pan road race baffle
K&N Custom intake
Hand fabricated long tube headers
3″ dual pass radiator
16″ torque flow fan
Polyurethane custom engine mounts
Hand Fabricated short throw shifter
Cable driven throttle body
Dynotech custom driveshaft
Magnaflow cats and muffler

Suspension, Brake, and Wheels
Stitch welded tub
Hand Fabricated fire-wall, floor, and tunnel
Engine moved 6” rearward for optimal weight balance
Modified front cross-member
Ford Mustang power brake booster
Ford Mustang Cobra master cylinder
Ford Mustang Cobra R 13” rotors
Ford Mustang Cobra R 2 piston PBR calipers
Custom designed CNC machined steering knuckles
D2 custom valved coil-overs
D2 Adjustable camber plates
Custom fabricated control arms
MK1 polyurethane bushings all around
Suspension Tech. sway bars
Ford Mustang GT rack and pinion conversion
Steeda Bump Steer kit
CCW Classics wheels 18×13 (rear) 18×11 (front)
BFGoodrich Rivals 275/35/18f 315/30/18R


Body and Exterior
6″ widebody fender flares
Modified front fascia
Hand fabricated LED fogs, turn signals Hand fabricated HID headlights, housings
89′ Mitsubishi Starion tail lamps
LMS vented aero hood
Body molded b-pillar vents
Hand fabricated front inner fenders for wheel clearance
LMS aero canards
LMS front adjustable splitter

10 point digitally designed DOM roll cage formed by Art Morrison
AutoMeter ProComp Gauges
Pivot 10K tach
Custom Dash
Sparco Evo-L seats
Corbeau 5 point harnesses
Aftermarket Sony stereo
Samsung Tablet in Dash
Nardi ND Torino steering wheel
Trunk mounted battery
LMS hydraulic hand brake