Conversions

Nissan Navara NP300 gets 800hp GT-R engine conversion

Mar 31, 2016

English tuning giants Severn Valley Motorsport have created the ultimate Navara by transplanting the VR35DETT engine from the R 35 GT-R, in lieu of the pedestrian 2.3-litre turbo-diesel. The work goes far beyond a mere...

Volvo 240 GL with LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 7 – Powerglide

Mar 24, 2016

It’s been a while now since we last updated you on our Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 project car, but it doesn’t mean the work has stopped. For the past few weeks it’s been all...

Volvo 240 GL with LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 6 – off to paint shop

Feb 23, 2016

It’s been a few weeks now since Part 5 of our Volvo 240 GL V8 project instalment. So, what have we been doing with it lately? For the past few weeks we’ve been sourcing a...

Volvo 240 GL with LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 5 – sump & radiator

Jan 29, 2016

Another couple of weeks has passed and more progress has been made on our Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project car. This fortnight it’s been all about finalising the radiator and engine sump. Fitting...

Volvo 240 GL with LS1 V8 project: Part 4 – The conversion

Jan 16, 2016

Now that the silly season is over it’s time to get back to work on our Volvo 240 GL LS1 project. And for the past few weeks, it’s been very busy getting the more technical...

Volvo 240 GL with LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 3 – engine bay prepped

Dec 24, 2015

It might be Christmas time but it sure hasn’t stopped us from working on our Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 project car. This fortnight it’s been all about preparing the 240 for its spray job....

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...