Conversions

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...

Video: 480hp V8 Chev bar stool – ‘Add A Motor To It’

Oct 26, 2011

Following in the theme set by the world’s fastest couch last month, the latest episode of ‘Add A Motor To It’ features a 480hp V8 Chev bar stool. What will they think of next? Kit...

Nissan Juke-R unveiled in full by surprise in Spain

Oct 25, 2011

Nissan has shocked us all by unveiling the Nissan Juke-R concept in full at a recent Nissan Qashqai launch in Spain. The company has released a couple of videos in the past few weeks and...

For Sale: 1997 Volvo V90 with LS1 V8 Chev engine

Oct 24, 2011

Obviously, this has got to be one of the best sleepers concepts around. It’s a 1997 Volvo V90 wagon with a LS1 Chevrolet V8 under the bonnet. And it’s up for sale right now on...

Video: Nissan Juke-R gets a roll cage

Oct 20, 2011

Nissan has released a third update on the interesting Nissan Juke-R concept. This time its a video showing the muscly SUV’s new roll cage system being put together, and a sub frame and mounting points...

For Sale: 1974 Nissan Fairlady Z carbon fibre with RB30DE

Oct 14, 2011

If you love old-school JDM-tuning like we do, then you’ll love this full carbon 1974 Nissan Fairlady Z. It comes with a naturally aspirated RB30DE engine matched to an RB26DETT GT-R head. The 3.0-litre straight-six...

Video: E46 BMW 3 Series custom-built drift car with 500hp LS3 6.2 V8

Oct 11, 2011

Here’s something different to the usual JDM-style tuning normally associated with the drift scene. It’s a custom-built BMW E46 3 Series Coupe drift car featuring an LS3 V8, built by HGK Racing. Yes, a BMW...