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Conversions

Giocattolo ‘Seconda Iterazione’ coming soon, twin LS V8 engine

May 25, 2017

Some of you may remember in the 1980s a very exotic creation emerged from Queensland with the body of an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV and the mid-mounted engine of a Walkinshaw Commodore V8. Fifteen cars...

Ford Focus gets Nissan GT-R engine conversion for Pikes Peak (video)

May 25, 2017

A very innovative Australian-built Ford Focus race car will be debuting at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, featuring a crazy Nissan GT-R engine conversion. With a body loosely resembling the production Focus, the...

Cool Find: Grandpa-spec 1999 Lexus GS 300 packing 850hp

May 19, 2017

Although there is said to be internal debate at Toyota about continuing the GS line, its lineage can be traced back to the 1990s, where it amassed quite a following. The Toyota Aristo, as it...

Honda S600 with mega turbo 2JZ is insane (video)

May 19, 2017

Soichiro Honda’s S600 roadster of the 1960s established the company’s identity of super light weight, sporty and high revving (9500rpm) cars, with experience from the motorcycle division transferred into the sports car. This Australian example...

Lightweight Performance creates BMW M2 ‘CSR’

May 09, 2017

BMW may be working on a more focused, faster M2 ‘CS’ version, with over 300kW and some suspension upgrades, but we might not see that car until 2018. If you have an insatiable hunger for...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 12 – final fabrication

May 05, 2017

It’s been a while since our last update on the Volvo 240 GL V8 conversion project, but that’s mainly because we want to get the turbocharged LS1 just right. If you’ve forgotten what we’re doing;...

For Sale: Hyundai Genesis converted into a pickup/ute

May 02, 2017

Hyundai is trying very hard to establish its luxury offshoot ‘Genesis’ as a serious player in the premium sphere, so it’s fair to say at this stage it probably couldn’t get away with launching a...

Mitsubishi celebrates 100 years, gives first Model A a PHEV conversion

May 01, 2017

Mitsubishi Motors is celebrating its centenary, with its first series production car of Japan, the Model A, turning 100. To mark the occasion, the Japanese company has teamed up with a very unlikely partner; West...

Video: Remembering the BMW 1 Series with 12,000rpm V8

Apr 27, 2017

We absolutely love insane engine conversions that put genuine race car engines into more conventionally bodied cars, such as the TAG F1 swapped Porsche 911, the Peugeot rally car with the Renault F2 V6 and...

Ferrari 250 GTE with Chev V8 is sure to stir controversy (video)

Apr 26, 2017

If you thought you saw the most unholy example of Prancing Horse sacrilege in our Top 10 cars with the strangest engine conversions feature, you’re probably right. A Magnum P.I spec Ferrari 308 had its...

Ford XD Falcon with 894kW 4.0 Barra turbo – Australia’s best sleeper?

Apr 24, 2017

To build a sleeper car that looks completely innocuous with no external hint that something monstrous is hiding underneath is a clever achievement. To build an eight-second sleeper that looks like an ordinary grandpa-spec XD...

Holden VL Commodore gets Nissan RB26 GT-R conversion, with AWD (video)

Apr 10, 2017

Holden’s VL Commodore continues to enjoy a cult following in Australia. The combination of its lightweight body and sophisticated (for the time) Nissan RB-series engine was a winner in its day and continues to be...

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