You Need This: A Hayabusa-powered Geo Spectrum

By Colin Wood
Feb 5, 2024 | Chevrolet, Geo, hayabusa, Engine swap, Cars For Sale, Spectrum

Photography Courtesy Tyler Wilson/Facebook Marketplace

Just because you can swap a Suzuki Hayabusa engine into a Geo Spectrum, doesn’t mean you should, right? Well, this seller certainly ignored that advice.

Billed as being a “freshly ‘finished’ project” that does run and drive, the Geo still needs both the exhaust and air cleaner setups finished, per the seller.

The A/C doesn’t currently work, but the radio, lights and blinkers are said to function without issue.

Located in Topeka, Kansas, this Hayabusa-powered 1989 Chevrolet Spectrum is listed at $5500.

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MyMiatas Dork
2/5/24 4:06 p.m.

Well it could be faster and get better MPG. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
2/5/24 4:54 p.m.

In reply to MyMiatas :

I didn't consider that. Sounds like an absolute win when you look at it that way.

nderwater UltimaDork
2/5/24 4:59 p.m.

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) UltimaDork
2/5/24 5:13 p.m.

I can't remember the last time I saw a Spectrum!! 

MyMiatas Dork
2/5/24 8:38 p.m.

You must shift it with the auto selector. One down four up.   :0D A clutch pedal is present.

brandonsmash GRM+ Memberand Reader
2/5/24 9:26 p.m.

A Geo Spectrum? I don't know that I even knew that existed!

travellering Dork
2/5/24 9:29 p.m.

If you're on the spectrum, now you can be in it too!

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) UltimaDork
2/5/24 10:11 p.m.
brandonsmash said:

A Geo Spectrum? I don't know that I even knew that existed!

Yep, it was the Chevy Spectrum until Geo was created.  They made a sporty version of it, relatively speaking 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/5/24 11:50 p.m.

I mean, I don't hate this. 

I'd like to see more pics of the chain drive setup, and I think the price is "a tad" optimistic, but it would not be slow. 

03Panther PowerDork
2/6/24 8:10 a.m.

I've mentioned owing a 86 (or 87) CRX SI new... that's the pos we traded in on it!!!

A Briggs & Stratton would have been an upgrade!

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