This 6-speed V8 Volvo Is An Awesome Wagon That You Can Actually Buy

So everyone, including myself, is losing their minds over the possibility of a Golf R wagon hitting our shores. The problem with that wagon is that it will be expensive, automatic, and probably not for sale here. But you can buy this V8 Volvo wagon with 3 pedals for cheap. » 11/18/14 4:05pm 11/18/14 4:05pm

For $25,000, See If Eight Goes Into Six

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 996 has had its M96 engine replaced as a precautionary measure. Reading its current specs, you’ll need to decide whether its price warrants similar caution as well. » 10/21/13 8:00am 10/21/13 8:00am

For $12,500, Get Your Dis-Tranquillity Base

The AMC Eagle may not have been the first 4x4 car, but it was one of the first to popularize the layout. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Corvette-powered Eagle wagon is even more four by four, but is its price too much by far? » 3/05/12 8:00am 3/05/12 8:00am

Destroy traffic lights with the 1998 Pontiac Trans Am

For 1998 Pontiac gave the Trans Am a facelift and put the previously Corvette only LS1 engine under the hood. The result was an aggressively styled muscle car with the looks and power to make traffic lights fall from the sky—at least that is the story Pontiac was selling. » 12/03/11 9:00am 12/03/11 9:00am

Volvo V90 with LS1 power is one sleepy wagon

Volvo wagons aren't exactly the first vehicle that comes to mind when you think about a performance car, but this is no ordinary Volvo wagon. Underneath the hood of this 1997 Volvo V90 is the LS1 V8 from a 2004 Pontiac GTO. » 10/23/11 5:00pm 10/23/11 5:00pm

How a Redditor does an engine swap

A Camaro enthusiast over at LS2forums had a problem: his LS1 engine didn't quite fit under the hood of his normally-aspirated LT1 fourth-gen Camaro. How he solved the problem is explained clearly in a Reddit-style rage comic above. » 7/19/11 12:00pm 7/19/11 12:00pm

For $26,500, this LS1-powered  280Z is kind of a drag

The Datsun Z-car and LS1 engine go together like maple syrup and waffles, however unknowable build quality can make buying one a sticky situation. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Canadian Z is claimed to be mint, but does its price require owning one? » 5/04/11 8:00am 5/04/11 8:00am

Get to know the Geo Tracker with a Corvette heart

There's an alchemy to engine swaps of massive big-blocks into the chests of small cars with a minimum of sheet metal alterations. This Corvette-powered Geo Tracker may not turn lead to gold, but it can make rubber smoke. » 3/23/11 12:00pm 3/23/11 12:00pm

1993 Camaro Commercial is What We Expect from the Country That Invented…

According to Chevrolet, If America had never invented Rock and Roll we would live in a white washed world full of BMW Isettas. Instead, in 1993, we lived in a world of Jimi Hendrix, redesigned Camaros and spontaneous young Americans. » 1/01/11 10:00am 1/01/11 10:00am

BMW 557i is a Vintage German Sedan with a ‘merican Heartbeat

This 1985 BMW Euro 528i has a fourth generation Camaro LS1 V8 underneath the hood. Sure to inflame BMW purists, this old bimmer is a work of pure mad car scientist genius and is truly one of a kind. » 12/04/10 1:00pm 12/04/10 1:00pm

M3 Squared for $39,999!

If your everyday car is too dull, get a BMW 3-series. If the 3-series doesn't do the trick, get an M3. If that still leaves you hankering for more, Nice Price or Crack Pipe suggests LS. » 3/19/10 8:00am 3/19/10 8:00am

Hey, You Got Your Apple Pie in my Sauerbraten — for $15,000!

With the 944, Porsche gave us a highly capable sports car with a decidedly Germanic personality. Chevy has taken a more muscular approach to the Corvette's development. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe wonders what their marriage would be like? » 11/13/09 7:00am 11/13/09 7:00am

SEMA 2007: Turbo Plumbing Bonanza, Part 1

You would be correct if you're thinking that we ran something like this from last year's friction materials SEMA convention accompanied by some random musings about Norse death metal. Thundering crescendos of dualing lead guitar aside, a year ago we only ran one image. Thanks to the ongoing miracle of the internets we… » 11/01/07 1:15pm 11/01/07 1:15pm

Hoon of the Day: Sand Dune V8 Madness

The lure of the LS1 is not lost on the hoons of Saudi Arabia, who shoehorn them into old Nissans and wood it up the side of near vertical sand dunes. Watch as Othman Al Tayyar executes a perfect three-point turn in his LS1-powered Nissan Patrol. There's more of this sort of bad craziness here. (Thanks to Andy for… » 8/28/07 1:00pm 8/28/07 1:00pm

Rover, Schmover! An LS1 Manta!

According to this righteous Manta's owner, regardling the 3.5L Rover V8, "This is a rather lazy engine which is ready to be removed from the car." And that's just what this wacky Norwegian did, getting permission from the authorities to swap in the LS1 from a Firebird. Now we're thinking dry-sump. Now we're thinking… » 6/06/07 10:45pm 6/06/07 10:45pm

Rocking the Periodic Table: The Argon Z

What's this hunk of vehicular pulchritude? Why, it's the Argon Z. It doesn't have an atomic number, but it does have a 400-hp Chevy LS1 and weighs in at 1,984 lbs, giving it a zero-to- 62 mph time of 3.5 seconds. It's still a bit bulky compared to its closest rival, the Ariel Atom, but it'll do nicely in the V8 class… » 10/11/06 1:12pm 10/11/06 1:12pm