LS4 V8 to 4T80E Guide

LS4 V8 block mated to a 4T80E four-speed automatic

You might remember Furches Performance’s FWD Monte Carlo with a turbocharged LS4 V8 we shared last month. Since then Brandon Furches has received a lot of questions about how he mated the LS4 V8 to a 4T80E automatic transaxle. So much so that he made a video explaining how he did it. Listen as Brandon … Read more


Hartley Engine’s Custom 1GZ V12

Nissan S14 with a Toyota 1GZ-FE V12

Jaron Olivecrona competes in a Nissan S14 with a 5.0 L V12 built by Hartley Engines. The V12 makes 700 horsepower at 9,500 rpm with a 13:1 compression ratio and E85 fuel. Although the engine is based on Toyota’s 1GZ-FE V12, it features many custom parts developed and built by Hartley Engines. Listen as Andre … Read more

2JZ Block vs RB30 Block

Toyota 2JZ Block vs Nissan RB30 Block

Andrew Hawkins from Motive DVD went to Herman Urriola at Platinum Racing Products to compare the Nissan RB30 3.0 L block to the Toyota 2JZ 3.0 L block. While there Herman examines each block measuring harnesses, thickness, and weight. Listen as they explain why the 2JZ is such a desirable engine thanks to increased block … Read more

Rivet Mini with a Cyclone 2.0 L V8

Rivet Mini with a Cyclone Y40R 2.0 L V8

Terry Banyard races his 2007 Rivet Mini off-road buggy with co-driver Chris Brennan in French Rally Championship. Terry’s race car is powered by a 1997 cc V8 called a Cyclone Y40R built by Cyclone Power. The engine is built from a custom block and two DOHC heads from a Yamaha 1000 cc motorcycle engine. The … Read more

Turbozentrum’s Custom Carbon and Titanium Turbocharger

Turbozentrum carbon fiber and titanium turbocharger

Turbozentrum brought their custom lightweight carbon/titanium turbocharger to SEMA 2018. The turbocharger is made for racing applications where weight means everything and money means nothing. The carbon fiber compressor housing is rated up to 3 bar (43.5 psi) of boost while the exhaust housing is made from billet titanium with a magnesium center. The turbocharger … Read more

Mopar Debuts 1,000 hp Crate Engine

Hellaphant supercharged 426 ci V8 crate engine

Mopar teased us for days about something special they would announce at SEMA 2018. They did not disappoint. The company just debuted a supercharged 426 ci “Hellaphant” V8 crate motor. The all-aluminum engine features a 4.0-inch stroke, 4.125-inch bore, special high-lift cam, custom forged pistons, and Challenger SRT Demon valvetrain. The engine makes 1,000 horsepower … Read more