LS9 Swap Potential?

Well it has been a while but GM has finally released details on the ZR1 Corvette with the new supercharged LS9. Since the engine wall has been strengthened the LS9 engine could preform better then previous LSx models for turbocharging. Tech sheets show it is 20% stronger then the LS3 engine. I am sure many … Read more

Ford’s New Turbo Engines

Ford will be releasing new 4 and 6 cylinder engines based off their Ecoboost technology. These engines are turbo charged and direct injected. The first engine will be debuting in the Lincoln MKS in 2009 and will feature a twin turbocharged V6. The V6 is estimated to make 340HP / 340T which is close performance … Read more

Audi Could Use Lambo Factory Swap

I don’t know if this falls under the traditional feeling of a swap seeing as this is factory based but it seems interesting Audi may use the same 5L V10 engine currently used in the Gallardo for its RS 5 model. The Lambo engine is capable of outputting 500 hp. Source: eGM Car Tech

Bentley Swaps First Veyron Engine

(image links to Veyron wiki page) We posed the question a while back and it seems Bentley stepped up to the plate first. There is no confirmation on if this car will be put in production but it seems there will be at least one Arnage using a 1K HP FI engine. I still hold … Read more

Ecotec 750HP Formula

We were able to run across a document detailing GM’s quest to build a 800 HP Ecotec engine published by Turbo & High-tech Perfomance Magazine in March of 2002.. GM assembled a team of engine builders and racers headed by Stephen Bothwell to see if they could reach this high power level with many outsiders … Read more

Aprilia V4 Motorcycle Engine

Aprilia is doing final longevity testing on their new 1.0L V4 motorcycle engine which can produce 220 horsepower. This power level will beat out every other production street bike on earth in HP. The development of this engine came from the street level interest in the MotoGP racing. Most bikes run a V4 engine and … Read more