This past Monday was the 2-hour finale of the current season of Fast N’ Loud. The episode featured a 2000 Porsche 996 that Richard Rawlings bought at a reasonable price and Aaron Kaufman and the boys swapped its stock engine for a GM Performance LS3 engine.
The reveal took place at Caddo Mills Municipal Airport (Caddo Mills, TX), which is about an hour and 15 minutes outside Dallas. According to Fast N’ Loud Production Manager, Brian Rooker, the Caddo Mills Airport was the ideal location because the reveal featured a drag race down the main runway between Richard in his Porsche 911 Turbo S and Aaron in the Gas Monkey LS Swapped Porsche.
According to Gas Monkey Garage Foreman, Jason Aker, the build had its fair share of difficulties being that the original car came with a blown engine, but it was nothing the Monkeys couldn’t handle. Some of the things they worked through were water damage due to blown head gaskets, clogged coolant tubes and converting the Porsche wiring to accept the LS harness. It was a total team effort for this build that took five weeks from start to finish.
Aaron Kaufman and Jonathan Mansour collaborated on the parts – here are some of the bigger ticket items associated with this build.
Motor: GM Performance 495 HP LS3 crate motor from Scoggin Dickey Chevrolet
Suspension Springs/Shocks: H&R Springs Coil Over Kit
Tires: Nitto Invo
Fender Flares: JT Mode
LS Swap Kit: Renegade Hybrids 996 swap kit
Here’s an awesome article from DrivingLine.com in case you missed it…
Special thanks to Brooks Martin for these amazing photos.