944 LS Series - Renegade Hybrids 944 All Aluminum LS Series V-8 Conversion Almost all 944 owners agree that this platform is one of the most fantastic handling cars ever built! BUT, most normally aspirated and turbo 944 owners have dreamt of a big turbo engine upgrade to get that badly needed horsepower the 944 has always seemed to lack. 944 LS1 swap build thread - Pelican Parts Forums 944 LS1 swap build thread. This car will see an LS-based Chevrolet V8 and a variety of custom fabrication. I specialize in wiring and wiring harnesses, so we will see what we can come up with for that as well. I just completed an LS1 conversion on my 1987 944S. Truly the best decision that I ever made concerning my car.