Why C.J. Wilson Was Legally Required To Build This Rotary Mazda Miata

Not only is this Renesis rotary-powered NA Mazda Miata the only one in the world, but was part of an actual legally binding contract and hurdle for C.J. Wilson to purchase another Mazda dealership. This is how it came to fruition. » 3/09/15 3:45pm 3/09/15 3:45pm

Can You Do Gymkhana In A V12 Mercedes?

A V12 Mercedes Benz is good for lots of things: impressing your heroin dealer coworkers, impressing your protection industry coworkers, or even impressing your World Bank coworkers. But what about gymkhana? » 2/23/15 1:00pm 2/23/15 1:00pm

Watch Those Roadkill Maniacs Swap A V8 From A Truck Into A Jet Boat

When you happen to have a truck with an LS6 and a jet boat that desperately needs an LS6, it's only natural to use the same engine in both, because Roadkill can pull that off. » 2/09/15 9:40am 2/09/15 9:40am

This 717 HP V8 Nissan 240SX May Have The World's Best License Plate

This is the Brill Steel Nissan S14.5 with a fairly unhinged LS3. I noticed this car because it sounds like destruction and it has a claimed 717 horsepower. Now I realize that I missed its best feature: the license plate. » 2/03/15 1:00pm 2/03/15 1:00pm

Engine Swap Hero Puts Toyota Supra Engine In His Aston Martin DB7

The Aston Martin DB7 is one of the prettiest cars on the planet. But the power under the hood doesn't necessarily match the beauty on the outside. Well one Canadian has decided to merge his Aston Martin's beauty with the power of the Toyota Supra's 2JZ-GTE. This is brilliant. » 12/27/14 9:30am 12/27/14 9:30am

Is The V8-Swapped Nissan 240SX The Best Car In The World?

What's The Most Insane Toyobaru Engine Swap To Date?

Maybe more than anything else, the Scion FR-S, Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ trio are platforms: easy to buy, easy to strip, and very much rear-wheel drive. This has led to some rather audacious engine swaps. » 11/07/14 6:05pm 11/07/14 6:05pm

This Nissan Skyline R34 Drift Car Has An American Secret

Everyone is always swapping Skyline motors into other little Japanese sports coupes for more power. This guy did something like the opposite. » 10/31/14 10:33am 10/31/14 10:33am

Watch A Tiny Ford Focus Embarrass A V8 BMW 1-Series At The Nurburgring

Last week we saw a BMW 135i that had the V8 from a BMW M3 under the hood. We very much thought it'd move at the speed of light. Well, we should have said it depends on who is driving, because here it is getting eaten alive by a 150 horsepower Ford Focus at the Nurburgring. » 6/24/14 4:04pm 6/24/14 4:04pm

This Ultra Badass M3 V8-Powered BMW 1 Series Is Brain-Meltingly Perfect

What is it about putting a big V8 into a tiny car that makes a grown man giddy like a school girl? It's the unexpected noise. The thrill. Whatever it is, the awesomesaucity of this BMW 135i with an M3 V8 is off the chain. » 6/18/14 9:51am 6/18/14 9:51am

What's The Smallest Engine Ever Put In The Largest Car?

There's something inherently right about a big engine in a little car. There's also something inherently wrong about a little engine in a big car — and that's why I like them so much. » 10/31/13 4:30pm 10/31/13 4:30pm

What Are The Greatest Modern Hot Rods?

You know what I like even more than fast cars? Fast cars that I didn't expect to be fast. I like to be surprised when I see something blow past me, like that Volvo 245 wagon with a Supra engine that did some smoky drifts a while back. » 5/08/13 12:02pm 5/08/13 12:02pm

For $3,200, This Is The Anti-Routan

Take one part Grand Caravan and two parts VW diesel - engine and five speed stick - and the result might just be today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe mixed up minivan. Will its price however prove a recipe for success? » 4/24/13 8:00am 4/24/13 8:00am

This Crazy Suzuki Mini-SUV Has A Chevy Small-Block V8

I'll give you a pass if you don't immediately remember the Suzuki X-90, the petite mini-SUV that replaced the beloved Suzuki Samurai but only stuck around for two production years. I guarantee you won't forget this one, however, because it has some serious American muscle under its hood. » 3/02/13 4:01pm 3/02/13 4:01pm