Conversions

For Sale: 1959 BMW Isetta with a 502ci Chevrolet V8

Jan 30, 2013

Take one of the world’s smallest cars ever made, the three-wheeled 1959 BMW Isetta, and fit it with one of Detroit’s finest V8 engines. Then, supercharge it. The end result is this nasty looking thing...

CDC International offers carbon fibre roof conversions

Jan 22, 2013

Like us, do you have strong obsession for all things carbon fibre? A company called CDC International is announcing it can do carbon fibre roof conversions for almost any vehicle. Some sports cars come straight...

For Sale: Peugeot 205 GTI with T16 engine conversion

Oct 23, 2012

This Peugeot 205 GTI with a T16 engine conversion is as close as you can get to a full 205 T16. And it’s up for sale here in Australia. Just 500 examples of the original...

For Sale: 930 Porsche 911 with 350 Chev V8 conversion

Oct 07, 2012

Whether you like crazy conversions or not, a 930 Porsche 911 with a 350ci Chev V8 is always going to attract plenty of attention. Speaking of which, an example is up for sale right now...

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...

For Sale: 1993 Mazda RX-7 with V8 Chevrolet LS1 conversion

May 10, 2012

Now here’s an interesting one. It’s a 1993 Mazda RX-7 that has received a V8 Chevrolet LS1 engine conversion. It’s currently up for sale in the US showcasing a neat presentation and mild styling tweaks....

Scion FR-S (Toyota GT 86) Speedster concept by Cartel Customs

Apr 10, 2012

A Californian show car specialist called Cartel Customs has revealed a one-off Scion FR-S Speedster build at a Formula Drift event in Long Beach. The special build features a custom chop-top layout. From around the...

Video: Toyota GT 86 with 5.0-litre V8 conversion from IS F

Mar 31, 2012

For the BRZ/GT 86 fans who feel the new coupe is down on power, perhaps this is something more like it. It’s a Toyota GT 86 with a 5.0-litre V8 engine conversion. It was set...

BMW 1 Series with M3 4.0-litre V8 conversion (video)

Mar 23, 2012

Upset about missing out on the limited edition BMW 1 M Coupe? Someone has thought of a solution; make your own. This BMW 1 Series with an M3 4.0-litre V8 conversion shows that with a...

For Sale: 1969 Volvo Amazon Kombi with 788hp engine

Mar 22, 2012

Cars are almost always cooler when they’re in wagon form. And this old-school 1969 Volvo Amazon Kombi doesn’t get much better. It’s a sleeper and a half, with 788hp. Yes, this friendly old Volvo wagon...

For Sale: Ferrari ANRO XI Hydroplane speedboat

Feb 22, 2012

It may be a boat on a car website, but this high-performance watercraft is powered by Ferrari. Called the Ferrari ANRO XI Hydroplane, it features a full-blown V12 Ferrari engine. And it’s going up for...

For Sale: Jet-powered Suzuki Hayabusa (video)

Feb 17, 2012

We’re not normally about bikes here at PerformanceDrive, but we simply couldn’t let this one pass. It’s a jet-powered Suzuki Hayabusa. That’s a motorbike, powered by a turbine jet engine. You see, for Tony Pandolfo...