Opel Corsa with a Turbo Saab B204

Opel Corsa with a turbo Saab B204 inline-four

Enrico Schaefer and his Werk54 Opel Corsa B traveled from Germany to Santa Pod Raceway in the UK for VW Action 2019. The hatch is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 L Saab B204 inline-four featuring stock head and camshafts, aftermarket pistons and rods, and custom Holset HX40 turbocharger. The engine makes 750 horsepower on 2.9 … Read more

1985 Mercury Capri with a Coyote V8

1985 Mercury Capri with a Coyote V8

This 1985 Mercury Capri ASC/McLaren came from the factory with a 302 ci V8 making 210 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque mated to a BorgWarner five-speed manual transmission and Ford 8.8-inch rear end. However Shannon Guderian decided to swap the car’s powertrain and install several upgrades at his company Late Model Restoration (LMR). He … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a Twin-Turbo 3.1 L Saab/Opel V6

Mazda RX-8 with a Twin-Turbo 3.1 L V6

The Mazda RX8 was built by MAX Performance in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland. Under the hood sits a twin-turbo 3.1 L V6 built from a 3.0 L Saab B306 V6 and 3.2 L Opel Y32SE V6. Both engines are based on GM’s 54° V6 platform. The engine features Hipeco ceramic-coated pistons, Re5pect forged rods, ported heads, … Read more

Custom VW Beetle with a RB25DET Inline-Six Update

Custom VW Beetle with a RB25DET inline-six

Earlier this year we shared a custom Beetle being built with a BMW E36 chassis/suspension and turbo RB25DET inline-six. Since then the project has made a lot of progress. The engine bay now holds new plumbing to support the built inline-six, Holset turbocharger, and coolers. They also installed a Bride racing seat in the cabin … Read more