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

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