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Conversions

Porsche 911 gets Honda K-Series engine conversion

Jul 20, 2017

A very unique Porsche 911 930-shape has been spotted at a recent car meet in the U.S., featuring a Honda K-Series four-cylinder engine conversion. We featured some wacky abominations in our top 10 cars with ridiculous...

Holden VN Commodore with LSA V8 conversion runs 9s (video)

Jul 14, 2017

What happens when you combine one of the most powerful motors ever fitted to a Holden Commodore-based production car with one of the most notoriously light bodyshells? The VN Commodore of 1988 might not be...

For Sale: Ford XY Falcon with Nissan GT-R AWD conversion

Jul 10, 2017

When a modified 1967 Ford Mustang debuted for the 2006 movie, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, it generated equal amounts interest and vitriol from purists. It definitely succeeded at getting attention and promoting...

For Sale: Land Rover Discovery 2 with BMW M3 engine

Jun 15, 2017

A second-gen Land Rover Discovery is the last car you’d expect to tuck into an apex and maintain a precise drift all the way through, but this one manages it with ease, and it’s up...

Toyota Cresta with Barra Ford Falcon engine makes awesome sleeper (video)

Jun 14, 2017

The boys at Mighty Car Mods have well and truly outdone themselves this time, installing one of Australia’s favourite motors, the ‘Barra’ inline six from the Ford Falcon, into a classic JDM Toyota Cresta. Marty...

Lamborghini Gallardo getting 26B rotary conversion

Jun 13, 2017

When it comes to engine swaps, exotic cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis are sacred ground, invoking ire if someone dares to remove their precision-crafted hearts. Case-in-point, the VW Jetta-powered Lamborghini in our Top 10 strangest...

Killa Special Vehicles develops V8 Holden Colorado conversion kit

Jun 12, 2017

The Holden Commodore and Ute range end production in October this year. After that there’s no way to buy a new Holden V8 ute in Australia. Right? Wrong. HSV are said to be working on...

For Sale: 1985 Holden Commodore SL with LSA conversion

Jun 03, 2017

Usually when VK-VL Commodores command six-figure prices, they are of the ex-motorsport variety, HDT Group 3 or Directors or genuine Walkinshaws. This grey VK is none of those things, so why does it ask $120,000?...

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 Alfasud Sprint and the mid-mounted engine of a Walkinshaw Commodore V8. Fifteen cars were built,...

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...

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