1987 Hyundai Excel GS 2.0 Turbo from North America


Worth the swap



General Comments:

1987 Hyundai Excel. Have done my own engine swap using the Mitsubishi 4G63 Turbo engine, with Haltech engine management. Upgraded to Greddy turbo kit and intercooler (Supra). This car is a sleeper! It was worth the work just for the look on a Civic-SI owner's face when the 87 Excel pulls away into the distance. Everything was pretty much bolt-in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2001

3rd May 2003, 22:28


I just got myself a little hyundai excel for $340 I am looking to throw a turbo on there and make it a great sleeper, If you have any info, about this or anything that will help make this an ultimate sleeper like you have please contact me



28th Jul 2003, 16:14

Hi, I also have an Excel, but mine is a 93. I heard that you can also make a swap with an Eclipse motor, 90-94. I'm not sure that is a bolt-on work. Could anybody tell me what model uses that motor?, because if I can get a full description of the work, I'm almost certain to do the swap. Please send a message here, www.hottolen2@msn.com.

27th Jan 2006, 15:21

I bored my Excel out 30 over, and put lights under the chassis so it would look like. it was floating. Cool!

13th Jun 2008, 15:43

Gentleman, I want some advice. I want to install a Hyundai Tiburon 2000 in my excel, and make it a real street racer for all those that don't believe on them. What do you say?...

27th Mar 2009, 19:48

I have a 1997 Hyundai Elantra with a 1.8 and want to know if the 4g63 will bolt to my transmission. You can contact me at aaronlehman69@live.com.

28th Dec 2009, 03:14

I think the best idea is to do the job, instead of asking. It's been done, so just price it out from people who carry parts and take it from there. You'll need an engine lift and stand, a bit of welding experience, and a lot of wrenching experience and enthusiasm. You'll especially need the enthusiasm.