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Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 10 – reassemble

Oct 14, 2016

We’ve hit a milestone. Our Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project is now on its downhill run as we start putting everything back together. To refresh your memory, Part 9 of the project was...

Porsche 911 930 TAG F1

Found: McLaren Porsche 911 with TAG F1 V6 engine

Sep 21, 2016

Here’s a car we bet you didn’t know existed. We didn’t. It’s a 930-era Porsche 911 with a McLaren Formula One engine. Yes, you did read that correctly. Sitting in the back of this otherwise...

BMW Z4 V10 conversion

BMW Z4 gets Dodge Viper V10 conversion

Sep 13, 2016

We are no strangers to BMW engine transplants here at PD, whether that be an M2 with an M3’s beefier six, a 1970s BMW CS receiving an E39 M5 V8, a Hartge H50 3 Series...

HGK BMW 2 Series LS V8 drift

BMW 2 Series gets crazy V8 Chev LS conversion (video)

Aug 31, 2016

There’s a large portion of the car modifying community who believe everything can be improved by the fitment of a small-block Chevy V8, most commonly in modern, all-alloy LS guise. Lauded for its simplicity, reliability...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8-PerformanceDrive-1

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 9 – GCG GTX4202R turbo

Aug 31, 2016

We haven’t forgotten about our Volvo 240 GL V8 project car, although it might seem like we have. It’s been through a few hurdles and there’s been a few changes to the plans, that’s all....

Porsche Hyundai Bisimoto Engine

SEMA-bound Porsche 911 getting Bisimotor Hyundai V6

Aug 13, 2016

Automotive purists are very particular about originality and what they do and don’t want to happen to their most beloved cars. LS1-swapped XY Falcons have provoked threats and arguments at car shows, for example. But...

Flyin Miata LS3 Mazda MX-5

2016 Mazda MX-5 gets LS3 V8 conversion – the perfect car?

Aug 01, 2016

For as long as the Mazda MX-5 has been a motoring icon, the debate has been raging in regards to its, well… modest powertrain. We’re not here to pick sides in this battle, only report...

StreetFX Toyota 86 VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 gets crazy VR38DETT GT-R conversion

Jul 18, 2016

In yet another world-first Toyota 86 engine conversion, StreetFX has dropped the VR38DETT from the demonic Nissan GT-R into the space formerly occupied by a 2.0-litre atmo’ boxer four. Previously, we showed the world’s fastest...

Toyota GT86 with GT-R engine

Toyota 86 gets insane Nissan RB26TT GT-R conversion

Jul 11, 2016

Ever since the inception of the Toyota 86, we’ve seen so many insane variations on the 21st century drift warrior. From 2JZ inline-six transplants, to even a Ferrari F136 V8 conversion as reported last week,...

Toyota GT86 Ferrari conversion

Toyota GT86 getting Ferrari F136 V8 engine conversion

Jul 08, 2016

If you are one of the more extreme car nerds, like all of us are, then you’ve probably perused the internet at some point for the most outrageous engine swap you can find. There’s V10-engined...

Toyota AE86 Honda F22C conversion

Toyota AE86 gets insane Honda S2000 F22C turbo engine conversion (video)

Jun 15, 2016

The original Toyota AE86 Corolla/Trueno/Sprinter is embedded in folklore and manga strips as the quintessential drift machine. It is the most iconic and well-represented car in the motorsport and a popular choice for engine swaps....

V12 LS1

Video: Aussie brothers create 8.55L V12 with two LS1 V8s

Jun 13, 2016

Here’s a piece of engineering which lies somewhere between good ol’ Aussie know-how and just plain Wolf Creek psycho. Two Australian brothers, Mick and Shane Corish, have created a V12 LS1 by welding two LS1’s...

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