Radical Sportscars RPE 2.7 L V8 with Hayabusa Heads

Radical Performance Engines RPE V8

Radical Sportscars is known for their series of race cars and road-legal sport cars built in Peterborough, UK. The company’s powertrain division called Radical Performance Engines (formerly Powertec) also builds a custom 72-degree V8. They developed the engine in partnership with Steve Prentice Design starting in 2002. The prototype engine featured a 2.6 L displacement … Read more

Sixteen Power’s 2000 hp Twin-Supercharged V16

Sixteen Power twin-supercharged LSx V16

Earlier this year we shared Sixteen Power‘s custom 14.0 L V16 on Katech’s dyno making 1,159 horsepower and 1,122 lb-ft of torque on 89 octane fuel. The V16 features a single block and billet crank but uses four LSx heads. The company stated after developing the naturally aspirated model they were moving on to forced … Read more

Custom Supercharged Inline-Eight

Custom Supercharged Inline-Eight

Chris Ireland aka “Desperate Dan” loves building motorcycles, trikes, hot rods, and engines. Several years ago he built a custom supercharged 2.4 L inline-eight for a trike project. It was constructed from two air-cooled 1200 cc NSU inline-four engines bolted together at the crank. It features a GMC supercharger, Weber twin choke carburetors, and Rover … Read more

2JZ-GTE Teardown and Assembly by Stephan Papadakis

2JZ-GTE Teardown and Assembly by Stephan Papadakis

Stephan Papadakis and his company Papadakis Racing build high performance engines on a routine basis. Take for example their turbocharged 2AR inline-four capable of 1,007 horsepower and 749 lb-ft of torque to the hubs. Stephan recently recorded a series of videos showing a 2JZ-GTE inline-six being dissembled and assembled. Watch as he covers the steps … Read more

Platinum Racing Products Tests Popular Coilpacks

Platinum Racing Products Coilpack Test

Motive Video asked Herman Urriola from Platinum Racing Products to explain how they test popular coilpacks. First they developed their own test rig to measure energy output under different conditions. Then after testing 16 coilpacks, they chose the Nissan R35 coilpack for best performance and cost. Listen as Herman explains their testing procedure and the … Read more