We love crazy engine swaps as much as anyone, especially when they result in lightning-quick speed, smoky burnouts, and endless donuts. That’s exactly why we can’t stop watching these Swedes hoon around in an insane, Volvo 240 Turbo-powered farm tractor.
The tractor – nicknamed “Terror” -- is essentially a Volvo geek’s dream come true. The tractor itself? It’s a Bollinder-Munktells T425 Terrier from the late 1950s, which was built during Volvo AB’s ownership of the company. The engine? That would be a B21ET, a turbocharged, 2.1-liter, overhead cam I-4 we’re more used to seeing within the engine compartment of a Volvo 240 Turbo sedan.
Terror looks a little ungainly, thanks to its worn patina, tall cab structure, and an airbox hanging from its nose like an unwanted wart. What it may lack in cosmetics, it makes up for with sheer power. In stock form, a B21ET cranked out about 157 hp. That doesn’t sound like much until you consider the specifications of a stock B-M. When new, the T425’s 1.6-liter I-4 – which was similar to the engine used in the Volvo Amazon – yielded only 32 hp. With a curb weight of only 2976 pounds, the Terror-ized tractor boasts one horsepower for every 19 pounds.
We could talk about this hot rod tractor until our faces turn as blue as Sweden’s flag, but why not just watch Terror earn its name yourself? Enjoy.
Source: YouTube, Volvo