Conversions

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 15 – switch to LM7

Sep 03, 2018

We know, we know. It’s dragging on a bit now. But the main thing is we haven’t given up. In fact, we’ve just been toying around with our plans and we think we’ve come up...

ICON Old School BR Ford Bronco debuts with Coyote V8 power

Jul 02, 2018

Californian car tuning and building firm ICON has come up with another spectacular project, based on the original Ford Bronco. Called the ICON Old School BR, this is a masterpiece in engineering, blending classic charm...

Toyota 86 with perfect 2GR-FSE twin-turbo V6 conversion (video)

Jun 27, 2018

We’re not sure how this one slipped under our radar. It’s a Toyota 86 that features not a WRX or turbo conversion, but a 2GR-FSE V6 conversion. And it has a twin-turbo kit for good...

For Sale: Audi A6 with 253 Holden V8 (RWD) conversion

Apr 28, 2018

Looking for something a little different? Or maybe you’re not over the death of the Aussie V8s? Here’s an Audi A6 featuring a Holden 253 V8. No, it’s not a typo. An outside-the-box person out...

GT-R-powered Nissan Qashqai becomes fastest SUV in the world

Apr 23, 2018

If you loved the idea of the Nissan Juke Nismo from a couple of years ago, then you’ll love this. It’s a custom build by a company called Severn Valley Motorsport (SVM), and what they’ve...

EDC Project Alpha is the perfect Range Rover Classic

Apr 18, 2018

Range Rover fans will enjoy this one. Land Rover specialist ECD Auto Design in California has built possibly the best example of the first-generation Range Rover Classic we’ve ever seen. Welcome to Project Alpha. Taking...

For Sale: BMW E30 3 Series with Honda F20C engine conversion

Apr 03, 2018

An interesting car has popped up on eBay. It’s a BMW E30 3 Series featuring a Honda F20C (S2000) engine conversion, with a supercharger thrown in for good measure. It seems like the perfect combination....

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 14 – final engine assembly

Mar 23, 2018

So, how’s the Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 project coming along, we hear you ask. Well, it is coming along, but a little slowly we’re afraid. Over the Christmas break and all of that monkey...

For Sale: Holden VN Commodore powered by Rolls-Royce jet engine

Mar 09, 2018

For such a ubiquitous and sometimes joked-about car, we sure have featured our fair share of interesting and wacky VN Commodores. 2.0-litre four-cylinder versions sent to New Zealand, an immaculate SS Group A for $265,000,...

2018 BMW M3 Touring wagon ‘F81’ conversion will blow your mind

Feb 28, 2018

Considering buying a BMW M3 but need a bit more cargo space? Check out this BMW M3 Touring wagon, dubbed an F81. It’s not a factory-built car but instead a custom conversion. And what an...

Psychotic Peugeot 205 rally missile is a tri-rotor 20B treat (video)

Feb 20, 2018

When it comes to crazy engine builds and conversions, it seems New Zealand is an absolute bounty of hidden treasure. V12 Toyota Coronas, Formula 2 V6-engined Peugeots and now this little beastie. This is a...

For Sale: 1980 Ford Escort Mk2 with 2L Zetec twin-cam conversion

Feb 09, 2018

If you love classic rally cars (and who doesn’t), an opportunity has come up to buy yourself a 1980 Ford Mk2 Escort featuring a modern 2.0-litre Zetec engine conversion. This is an epic build and...

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