For $16,500, If It WRX, Don’t Break It?

The Subaru WRX is venerated for its rally heritage, embodied in its high-revving turbo mill and all-wheel drive. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe '02 throws that all out the window and instead goes the LS2 route. And of course, now that it's done, it's for sale. » 5/02/14 8:00am 5/02/14 8:00am

For $36,000, Me Oughta' Have A V8

Bitcoin is the conceptual monetary exchange of the Internet that everybody's talking about. Likewise in the automotive world, the Miata is the financial reference point.. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe MX-5 is LS2 endowed, but will its price still prove too much a bit of coin? » 12/17/13 8:00am 12/17/13 8:00am

Power for Pennies: How To Score a 500HP LS Engine for FREE

So you want to go fast and you want to swap a V8 into your ride but your budget is short. You can get that 500HP V8 and keep the wife happy. All it takes is some ingenuity and a little manual labor but the end is result is nothing short of awesome. » 8/14/13 9:32am 8/14/13 9:32am

For $25,900, You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are, Boy — Back in the Chevy…

They say hindsight is always 20/20, and maybe that's why retro cars are constantly being foisted on the buying public. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chevy mixes both old and new, but is its price worth a second look? » 6/23/10 8:00am 6/23/10 8:00am

Camaro Z/28 Test Mule Spotted, Makes Mullets Happy

Turn up the Journey and call Papa John: Camaro5 has spy shots of the upcoming 6.2-liter Chevy Camaro Z/28. For reference, that's GM's Milford proving ground near Beach Lake Drive and Kensington Road. Party on. [Camaro5] » 2/19/10 1:30pm 2/19/10 1:30pm

Why Don't Corvette Engine Covers Get Cool Engine Output Graphs?

So how come Corvettes don't come with a cool engine output graph on the engine cover like the HSV/CSV CR8's LS2 engine? See it up-close below. » 7/17/09 11:00am 7/17/09 11:00am

Triumph 10 Project Wagon Swaps In Corvette Engine

We've seen the venerable Corvette-sourced LS-series motor shoved into everything from a Miata, a Civic Hatchback, to custom one-off Italian super cars, but this particular bulldog swap just might take the triumphant cake. » 5/05/09 4:30pm 5/05/09 4:30pm

How to Assemble A GM LS2 V8 In Under Three Minutes

Have you ever wondered how GM's LS2 V8 fits together? If so, today is your lucky day because this video goes through the process in a quick, orderly and computer generated environment. While it's not quite as cool as watching the engine building races on Hot Rod TV, it doesn't require the tolerance of deep a southern… » 5/12/08 10:20am 5/12/08 10:20am

Jensen Interceptor S, An Overhauled Legend

Jensen Interceptors are cool, don't deny it. No matter how frumpy you may think they look, there's just something about it that conjures up images of storming across the landscape en route to a swanky vacation lodge in the Alps with your foot to the floor and the V8 rumble triggering avalanches in your wake. Well, now… » 4/10/08 4:45pm 4/10/08 4:45pm

Specter Werkes Launches GTR Upgrades For C6 Corvette, Includes ZR1

Corvette tuner Specter Werkes has announced its newest model, the GTR. A package of carbon fiber bodywork enhancements, basic engine tuning and wheels and tires, the GTR aims to bring a unique appearance and higher performance levels to any current model Corvette, including the ZR1. The GTR package adds $34,995 to the… » 2/08/08 5:15pm 2/08/08 5:15pm

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

GM Introduces Saab 9-7x Aero; Gets Bigger V8, Still Not Swedish

Say what you will about the Saab 9-7X, that it's an upmarket Chevy Trailblazer clone, that it's a cynical product that belies Saab's charter or that it's about as Swedish as In-N-Out Burger. Of course, it has a nice interior, and the ignition key is on the console, so it's not entirely without Saab appeal. But… » 8/03/07 7:10am 8/03/07 7:10am

A Bit of Fiddling: Michael Jonas' Mallett Solstice

We heard a rumor from somebody that Chuck Mallett was going to premiere an absolutely obscene GM Kappa-platform vehicle at SEMA. (Okay, we heard it from Chuck himself.) This isn't it. What it is is Stainless Steel Brakes' Michael Jonas' LS2-powered Solstice, fresh from Mallett's shop. With a claimed 0-60 time of 4.4… » 9/11/06 4:00pm 9/11/06 4:00pm

Lumina SS Spotted In Metro Detroit: Big Whoop

Kodak's Lumiere slide film always made us think of the Chevrolet Lumina, even though it referenced French filmmaking brothers, rather than crappy-ass midsize GM cars of the Dark Times. But for some reason, GM has persisted in using the Lumina name in foreign markets. Why? We have no goddamn idea, but at least in… » 8/25/06 6:00pm 8/25/06 6:00pm

Mallett Solstice? Yes, Please

Jalopnik has obtained Chuck and Lance Mallett's Christmas list for the Pontiac Solstice. You may know the Mallett boys from their blisteringly fast Corvettes and CTS-Vs, but prepare to love them a little more as they now offer an LS2 conversion for the small roadster. The full option and price list follows after the… » 8/22/05 3:31pm 8/22/05 3:31pm