Conversions

For Sale: Lexus IS 200 with 1UZ 4.0L V8 conversion

Feb 15, 2014

The first-gen Lexus IS 200 is already regarded as a great driver’s car. The only main drawback is the engine, or more specifically, the fact the platform could do with more power. A unique 1999...

McChip gives MINI JCW an Audi 2.0 TFSI engine conversion

Jan 22, 2014

We love crazy conversions here at PD. Who doesn’t? This one from McChip is sure to spike some interest. It’s a MINI Cooper JCW which is getting a 2.0-litre Audi S3 engine conversion. Yep. Even...

For Sale: 10-second 1983 Volvo 242 with turbo Chev V8

Nov 08, 2013

There’s something really cool about high-performance old-school Volvos. It probably has something to do with the sleeper element of it all, the contrast. Here’s one of the finest we’ve seen; a 1983 Volvo 242 with...

550kW 2JZ Toyota 86 drift concept unveiled at SEMA

Nov 07, 2013

Toyota has revealed four specially tuned custom Toyota 86/Scion FR-S concept cars at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, showcasing extreme enhancements in all areas......

E46 BMW M3 ute goes mad drifting

Oct 24, 2013

Utes are perfect for drifting as there’s often not much weight sitting over the rear wheels. With the BMW M3 generally regarded as a bit of a drift machine straight out of the box, can...

For Sale: 1992 Volvo 960 with 2200hp quad-turbo V8

Oct 14, 2013

Here’s a 1992 Volvo 960 which has more power than not one but two Bugatti Veyrons put together (736kW each). Yep, it’s an insane creation and it is up for sale in the US… sort...

For Sale: 1971 BMW 1600 ute conversion with M20 engine

Sep 02, 2013

If you’re after a small rear-wheel drive ute and want something a bit more up-market than a Datsun 1200, and the Holden and Ford offerings don’t tickle your fancy, perhaps this will take to your...

Porsche Cayenne convertible conversion announced

Jul 28, 2013

Love it or loathe it, chopping the roof off a Porsche Cayenne is always going to attract attention. Newport Convertible Engineering, a company that specialises in such jobs, has come up with a complete conversion...

Video: Mobility scooter vs R33 Nissan Skyline GTS-T

Jul 23, 2013

Have you ever seen a mobility scooter race a car? A video has appeared on YouTube showing a mobility scooter racing an R33 Nissan Skyline GTS-T along a quarter mile drag race. As you have...

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...

Video: Top Gear and Honda creating world’s fastest lawnmower

Jun 14, 2013

The guys from Top Gear, along with help from Honda and Team Dynamics, are looking to reset the world record by creating the fastest lawnmower on the planet. A preview video has just surfaced online...

For Sale: 2009 Holden SSV Ute with a 7.0-litre ‘LS7’ V8

May 24, 2013

What’s better than a Holden SSV Ute with a 6.0-litre V8 engine? A Holden SSV Ute with a stonking 427-cubic-inch LS7 (7.0-litre) V8 engine of course. When 260-270kW isn’t enough, perhaps 380kW at the wheels...