If swapping engines for a living is a dream than this gentleman from from Saint Petersburg, Russia turned it into reality. It all started with his delivery van when the engine went out. Instead of replacing the factory engine he decided to swap in a 3.0 L Toyota 2JZ. It turned out so well that others wanted their van powered by a Japanese engine as well. Demand was so good he turned it into a business.
Someone who makes a living from swapping engines all day couldn’t possibly drive around in a vehicle with the factory engine. For his daily driver he decided he wanted a German SUV with a Japanese engine. In 2015 he purchased a 2003 Volkswagen Touareg and began installing a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE from a Toyota Aristo. Since the 1st generation Touareg was built to hold a either a 6.0 L W12 or 5.0 L V10 TDI the inline-six had plenty of room to fit. There was no modifications needed to the body or firewall.
The engine has been kept factory and produces 321 horsepower. Since the SUV was converted to RWD the transfer case, front differntial and axles were removed. Everything else has been kept unmodified including the suspension, subframe, rear end, steering, cooling system, and AC.