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Conversions

Top 10 cars with the strangest engine conversions

Mar 22, 2017

Engine swaps are, more often than not, to enhance a car’s power and speed. Note the Ferrari-powered Toyota 86, or GTR-engined Nissan Patrol we’ve featured, as well as the myriad small cars at Summernats 30...

For Sale: Sleeper Subaru Legacy with Chev LS2 V8 engine conversion

Mar 15, 2017

We’ve featured our share of crazy engine swaps here at PD, in Australia, New Zealand and plenty in the good ol’ US of A, like today’s Cool Find. A Subaru Liberty wagon is not the...

Video: Nissan Patrol with GT-R power smokes Porsche 918

Mar 03, 2017

A clip from an episode of The Grand Tour featuring a drag race between a Porsche 918 and Nissan Patrol has hit the web – a pretty clear cut victory you would think. Not so,...

Honda Integra gets NSX V6 engine conversion with RWD

Feb 28, 2017

The Integra Type R and NSX are two of Honda’s most celebrated screamers of the 1990s. One four-cylinder and one V6, but both using VTEC to scream past 8000rpm and into classic status. What happens...

For Sale: Mini Cooper with Honda B16 engine conversion

Feb 25, 2017

Today’s Cool Find comes from the US of A. It’s a 1972 Austin Mini with a Honda VTEC engine inside. The VTEC engine in question is not the grand daddy F20 normally seen in the...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 11 – engine install

Feb 02, 2017

It’s been a while since our last update on the Volvo 240GL LS1 V8 project car, but you needn’t worry, it is still in development. Over the Xmas break we had some delays, with all...

For Sale: 2002 Bullet Roadster – Mazda MX-5 with Lexus 1UZ V8

Jan 16, 2017

Another unique Australian sports car in this week’s Cool Find section; the Bullet Roadster. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Bullet was the brainchild of John Bettini, of AEC Sprintex in Queensland. Starting...

Top 10 engine conversion ideas for production cars: Vol. 2

Jan 16, 2017

Following on from our popular Top 10 engine conversion ideas for production cars feature (one of which resulted in a controversial Cruze A9X photoshop), we’ve revisited the idea with some fresh candidates. The trend of...

BMW 1 M Coupe gets M5 V10 conversion, insane drifting power (video)

Dec 21, 2016

Footage has appeared online of what we’re going to say is one of the most impressive engine conversions we’ve seen; a BMW 1 M fitted with a 5.0-litre V10 engine from the car’s big brother,...

Toyota Corona gets 1GZ-FE V12 engine conversion (video)

Dec 16, 2016

We’re no strangers to engine swaps at PD, with our own project Volvo 240 LS1 swap well underway and even a list of Top 10 factory engine conversions ideas we wish would happen (part 2...

Dakota Customs creates Jeep Wrangler Hellcat package

Dec 16, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Hellcat engine is famous for being one of the most powerful showroom V8s ever produced, making heavy cars very quick and a noise that sounds like a Spitfire fighter plane. Primarily used...

For Sale: Crazy single-seat 997 Porsche 911 cabriolet, because why not?

Dec 01, 2016

We at PD are huge on Porsches. And every now and then along comes a Porsche that has been given the oddball treatment, whether its an old 911 with a TAG F1 engine, cool RWB...

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