Conversions

Insane Volkswagen Golf R twin-turbo V6 conversion by HGP

May 14, 2014

When it comes to VW Golf tuning this crazy creation by HGP is one of the most insane we've seen in a long while. 3.6-litre V6 conversion, twin turbochargers, 548kW...

For Sale: E30 BMW M3 wagon conversion with S50B30 engine

May 12, 2014

We’re sure everyone will agree, the E30 BMW M3 is a very cool car. Wagon versions of fast cars are generally regarded as pretty darn cool as well. Up for sale is a very unique...

Icon Land Rover Defender 90, with 6.2 Chev V8

Apr 16, 2014

The little Land Rover Defender 90 is regarded as one of the most rugged, rough and ready off-road vehicles on sale today. One of its only drawbacks is the rather gutless diesel engine. That’s where...

Mazda MX-5 gets a monster 2JZ engine conversion

Apr 11, 2014

Here’s an interesting creation. We all know the MX-5 is a great driver’s car but it could do with a bit more power. How about a Toyota 2JZ engine under the bonnet? Oh boy. Yep,...

Lexus IS 300 with TT V8 conversion hits the dyno

Mar 25, 2014

Just a humble first-generation Lexus IS 300 laying down some figures on the dyno… We should mention the regular 3.0-litre 157kW six-cylinder has been replaced with a twin-turbo 5.3-litre Vortec 5300 LS Chevrolet V8, equating...

Awesome Driftworks Toyota AE86 with an LS3 V8 (video)

Mar 19, 2014

Driftworks has finalised an utterly awesome drift car project it calls the DW 86, based on the Toyota AE86 Sprinter. It has just about everything you need to go flat-out drifting all day long. Starting...

Nissan GT-R convertible conversion is something different

Feb 26, 2014

A Nissan GT-R convertible might not be on Nissan’s production car to-do list, but it seems there is a demand for such an idea. US-based auto workshop Newport Convertible Engineering has come up with a...

Crazy Honda Odyssey with a 1029hp J35 V6 conversion

Feb 25, 2014

Here’s something different. It’s a family van, sure, but, it has a J35 V6 engine conversion. Not only that, the engine has been extensively tuned with two Turbonetics BTX7265 turbochargers. As a result, this is...

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......