Conversions

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...

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...