But, there's a simple solution that both reunites the Yugo with a pushrod engine, and makes it fast. Naturally we're talking about a Chevy LS V8 swap.
This particular Yugo, shot by 1320video and posted by BangShift.com, has a 5.3-liter LS under the hood, and the driver seat has been relocated somewhere near the back seat. It's a naturally aspirated engine, but the owner fitted a nitrous oxide system for a little extra power as needed. Viewed from afar, it looks nearly stock, but the wide rear tires make the swap noticeable before you even see the roll cage. Those wide tires also have enormous spikes to help it get traction at the Merrill Ice Drags. Check it out in the video above as it roars past 100mph!