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Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 13 – engine in

Oct 11, 2017

Yes, we’re still building our crazy Volvo 240 GL with an LS1 Chevrolet V8 engine conversion. You might have thought we forgot about it but don’t worry, it is just around the corner now. In...

E65 V10 BMW M6 gets 6-rotor rotary engine conversion (video)

Sep 19, 2017

You’d have to be pretty wacky in the head to lift out the previous-gen BMW M6’s 5.0-litre V10 powerhouse to replace it with something else. And that something else would have to be pretty freakin’...

Mazda RX-8 gets 5.9L Cummins diesel conversion (video)

Sep 11, 2017

Here’s a conversion you’ve probably never heard of. It’s a Mazda RX-8 with a six-cylinder turbo-diesel conversion, giving the rotary sports car some huge torque. Rotary engines aren’t exactly known for their torque output, or...

Datsun 1200 ute with Hakosuka Skyline front end conversion (video)

Sep 05, 2017

Here’s something a little different. It’s a Datsun 1200 ute, which is already something of a cult classic, only it features the front end of the legendary KPGC-10 Skyline ‘Hakosuka’ GT-R. The project is actually...

For Sale: 1995 Mercedes C 200 with turbo Honda S2000 conversion

Aug 31, 2017

How’s this for a cool find. It’s an immaculate 1995 Mercedes-Benz C 200, regarded as one of the better-built C-Classes, featuring a Honda S2000 engine conversion. Oh, and it’s got a mega turbo bolted onto...

1979 Porsche 911 gets Tesla EV conversion, keeps manual (video)

Aug 09, 2017

Here’s something a little different, and something that is sure to have 911 purists pissed. It’s an old-school Porsche 911 SC Targa that features an electric powertrain conversion. No more singing flat-six engine, although, the...

DeLorean with Chev LS V8 conversion: 0-100km/h & engine sound (video)

Aug 07, 2017

It might be made by a company with a sketchy past, but there’s no doubt the DeLorean Motor Company DMC-12 is one of the most iconic cars of our time – made more famous by...

Mazda Miata (MX-5) gets snowmobile engine conversion (video)

Jul 25, 2017

When a vehicle is the most popular sports car in history, with several million spread throughout the world, you can bet all kinds of nutty experiments will take place. The Mazda MX-5 (or Miata as...

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...

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