This is the dumbest new car video I’ve seen in a long time and I love it so much.
The ‘infamous’ 1980-1981 Turbo Trans Am was a perfect idea with an imperfect execution. Now, one shop seems to have cured the model’s problems—to the tune of 1,000 horsepower.
This is a Chevy pickup truck with a 14.2-liter V8 pulled from a Scania. What does it do? Burnouts.
Every year, the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) car show comes to town, and displays a bunch of impressive and yet absurd highly customized cars. Generally, I like impressive and absurd, which is why I’d like to propose an idea for cars for next year’s show. Ready?
GM’s LS engines are ubiquitous in the world of performance here in America. These modern V8s get swapped into everything from Dodge Vipers to Mazda RX-7s. Why? Why are they so good?
Roadkill is now sponsored by Dodge. What’s the first thing they did? They pried a complete 707 horsepower Hellcat drivetrain from FCA’s hands and stuffed it in their ‘68 Charger. That’s the right approach to sponsorship right there.
When you talk about a car’s noise, usually you’re thinking of the exhaust. But do not forget the distinct sound of the engine’s intake. Here’s a perfect example of what that’s like.
A 12V Cummins diesel is an amazingly mechanical motor, and all it takes to get big power and bigger torque is some hardware changes. This video walks you through the simple (and not so simple) steps of the process.
You might remember the Lexus LFA in Japan that was rescued from a flood and given a Toyota NASCAR V8 heart transplant. Here it is tandem drifting through the forest.
The idea is simple: take the bad motor (a shakey gas big block) out of a good truck (a ‘73 Dodge D200) and swap it with a good motor (a 12 valve Cummins diesel) out of a bad truck (a junked ‘95 Ram). How hard could it be?
The inline six engine, smooth, powerful, wonderfully sonic, is one of the most cherished features of all kinds of foreign cars. Skyline GT-Rs, BMWs, even some old Astons are beloved for the use of I6s. But who says you need a foreign car for a great straight six?
It’s like the perfect marriage of East and West.
Every wondered what would happen if you stuck a big V8 in the middle of one of those little Japanese pickups? Congratulations! You’re from New Zealand.
Ok, you’ve got your LS swapped into your 240SX. Now what? Why not tour the country going to the best drift meets around?
There are many crazy Toyobaru engine swaps out there, but this might be the one most true to the car’s original intention. Yes, it involves a V8 made out of two motorcycle engines.
Possibly the ultimate drifting move (other than entering the dino-dimension) is the reverse entry drift. You go so sideways that you’re actually pointing backwards. But how hard is it, really?
I spotted these folks over at Hyperfest at VIR a little while back. There’s a rollcage, an LS-something V8, and at least several body panels from a Mazda Miata.
The Nissan 350Z is getting super affordable right now. What does that mean? It means V8 swaps, of course.
The flood-salvaged Lexus LFA with a NASCAR V8 and a manual transmission is finally shredding proper.
Oh you swapped an LS1 into a Miata? That’s cute.