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...

ADV.1 Datsun 280Z gets mean 2JZ engine conversion (video)

Sep 11, 2015

Here at PerformanceDrive we are unashamed fans of the Datsun Z car range. So, if you’re a Zed head like us, this little number from ADV.1 will leave you weak at the knees. Starting out...

Video: 2JZ-powered Toyota 86 runs 9.1sec, world’s fastest?

Jun 17, 2015

Have you ever wondered what is the fastest Toyota 86 in the world? Wonder no more. This is it. Apparently. It features a monster 2JZ engine conversion. Clearly the project car is off to a...

Mazda MX-5 gets a monster 2JZ engine conversion

Apr 11, 2014

Here’s an interesting creation. We all know the MX-5 is a great driver’s car but it could do with a bit more power. How about a Toyota 2JZ engine under the bonnet? Oh boy. Yep,...

Video: Quickest Toyota Supra in the world runs 6.15 seconds

Nov 03, 2013

Have you ever wondered what the most ultimate expression of the Toyota 2JZ-GTE engine is? Wonder no more. This is quite simply the world’s quickest and fastest quarter-mile-running Toyota Supra in the world. And it...

Custom Lexus IS show cars headed to SEMA, 2JZ conversion

Nov 02, 2013

Lexus has plans to exhibit up to nine show cars at next week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. One of the cars will be the winner of the IS design challenge which was set up...

Video: 2JZ-powered Toyota 86 passing like a boss

Jul 16, 2013

A video showing Formula Drift ace Fredric Aasbo steering a 2JZ-powered Toyota 86 has hit the web, giving us all a lesson in how to overtake when out on the track. When it comes to...

Daigo Saito wins Formula Drift Asia round in 2JZ-powered Lexus IS C (video)

Apr 30, 2013

Daigo Saito has won the opening round of the Achilles Formula Drift Asia season at Calder Park, in Melbourne. Saito was driving a highly modified Lexus IS C during the smoked-filled drift-off. The event was...

ISS Forged Nissan 350Z with 2JZ Toyota engine conversion

Aug 30, 2012

ISS Forged has just finished its wicked Nissan 350Z build which features a 2JZ-GTE Toyota engine conversion. The 350Z also features JDM-style body modifications and a set of ISS Forged wheels. Pulling a Nissan motor...

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