Conversions

Volvo 240 GL with LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 2 – Stripping

Dec 09, 2015

Our humble Volvo 240 GL has been stripped of its 2.3-litre credentials in preparation for an LS1 Chevrolet V8 conversion. It’s all happening. For those who missed Part 1 of the fortnightly feature series we’re...

Volvo 240 GL with LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 1 – The intro

Nov 24, 2015

Welcome to our first project car. Over the coming months PerformanceDrive and the guys from our partner company are setting out to build Australia’s quickest, fully engineered, street legal Volvo 240 GL. We’ll be posting...

Dodge unveils unique Challenger GT with AWD conversion

Nov 04, 2015

An interesting Dodge Challenger GT concept has been unveiled at the 2015 SEMA show, entailing a complete in-house all-wheel drive conversion. What better place for Dodge to show off such an idea than at the...

Lamborghini Murcielago drift car begins testing, uses RWD conversion

Oct 14, 2015

You’ve probably seen your fair share of awesome drift cars and crazy conversions, including that old Subaru WRX with the BMW M5 V10 conversion, but we’re betting this one takes the cake. Yep, it’s a...

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...

Old-school RA24 Toyota Celica gets Honda S2000 engine conversion

Aug 12, 2015

The RA24 Toyota Celica might not be the first car you think of for a sweet Honda S2000 F22C engine conversion, but this example has certainly pulled it off with very convincing character. Nestled under...

Top 10 engine conversion ideas for production cars

Jul 26, 2015

As manufacturers succumb to increasing pressure from emissions targets and mass-market demands, some formerly renowned favourites of enthusiasts are becoming lacklustre and same-same. Let’s cast our minds to a parallel universe, where the enthusiasts call...

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...

1970s BMW E9 CS gets an E39 M5 V8 conversion

Jan 28, 2015

If you love old-school cars and you love awesome conversions, you might want to lean forward for this one. It’s an E39 BMW M5 with the body of a 1970s E9 CS. Yep, you read...

Ford Focus V8 engine & RWD conversion kit looks fun (video)

Nov 25, 2014

Not enough power coming from your Ford Focus hatch? Maybe it needs a V8 engine conversion? Fortunately, a company in the US specialises in exactly that and has just announced prices and specific component details...

For Sale: Tyrese Gibson’s ‘Rolls-Royce Ghost Sprinter’

Oct 03, 2014

Tyrese Gibson is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet right now. He’s featured in films such as Transformers, Baby Boy, and has gone on to become one of the superstars of the...

For Sale: 1971 Mercedes 220D with Lexus 1UZFE V8 conversion

Sep 22, 2014

This car started life as a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 220D with a whopping 44kW, however, it’s fair to say it’s now far from its original glory. Originally a 220D sedan, it has been converted into a...