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Performance News

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...

Ferrari 458 Speciale gets straight-through exhaust (video)

Jun 07, 2017

Ferrari is in the process of switching its entire non-V12 lineup to turbocharged power, to satisfy emissions regulations while keeping power outputs intact. While the company appears to be using some pretty serious technology to conquer...

Icon creates modern classic from 1965 Ford F-Series Crew Cab

Jun 02, 2017

There are a number of companies which take the best of classic cars, and through the restoration process, enhance them to combine the best of their originality with a modern twist. Examples include Singer’s Porsche...

Awesome Drift Taxi service available at Ebisu Circuit in Japan (video)

May 31, 2017

You may have heard of the Ring Taxi in Germany, set up to take passengers around the Nurburgring. Well, it seems the Japanese have caught on and applied a similar philosophy to showcase the art...

Stock-looking Subaru WRX STI runs the quarter mile in 10 seconds (video)

May 31, 2017

What does it take to get a stock-looking WRX to bust the quarter mile in a Bugatti-buggering 10 seconds? Martin Donnon of SA’s Willall Racing has an idea, since that is a feat he and his team...

Audi Q2 slammed with Vossen wheels shows potential

May 26, 2017

It might not be the first car you think of when considering aftermarket tuning, but the new Audi Q2 is a funky little number. It also sits in a very popular segment, meaning, the SUV...

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,...

Mans creates pickup truck that drives upside down (video)

May 25, 2017

For the vast majority of motorists, an overturned car can give you the blues. What this usually means is that you’ve had a crash, potentially injured yourself, with your car quite damaged. Worst of all,...

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...

Nissan Skyline tuning shop burns down, 7 cars destroyed

May 23, 2017

A Nissan Skyline tuning shop in the UK called RB Motorsport has burnt down, frying a number of custom GT-Rs and Skylines. RB Motorsport sent out a message on its Facebook page saying that it...

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