This may be the most Swedish assembly we have ever seen. Swedish inventor Victor Jonsson has extremely modernized his compact and modest 1960 Volvo PV544.
He had a 38.8-liter V-5 (it's the name of the engine, it's not his design) the V12 diesel engine from the military museum. Previously, the engine was powered by the British warship Brobandvagn 971. The power of this engine is 520 horsepower, and it has a stunning torque of 2300 Nm.
For reference, the original B16 engine of the Volvo PV544 was a four-cylinder in-line 1.6-liter with 66 horsepower and a torque of just 116 Nm.
To make all of this gigantic torque useful to a modernized car, Jonsson has created a special planetary gear, which is located behind the engine, which reduces torque to 700 Nm and increases engine speed to 6,000 rpm, which is quite high for a diesel engine.
The BMW 525 TDS ZF automatic transmission sends power to GM's heavy-duty rear axle. The custom chassis has a length of 5.8 meters and is equipped with GM pickup suspension.
Recall that the Volvo PV544 was equipped with a 38.8-liter V12 diesel engine from the warship Brobandvagn 971, which produces 520 horsepower and 2300 Nm of torque. The design provides a converter that lowers such a giant torque to an acceptable 700 Nm.