Daihatsu Copen with a SR20DET Inline-Four

Daihatsu Copen with a SR20DET Inline-Four

This Daihatsu Copen L880K was built by Takurou Takeda at Provile in Sayo-gun, Hyogo, Japan. The two-door roadster came from the factory with a 659 cc JB-DET turbocharged inline-four that made 63 horsepower and 81 lb-ft of torque. Takurou opted to go with a 2.0 L SR20DET inline-four from a Nissan S13. The engine makes … Read more


Daihatsu Mira with a Mazda Inline-four

Daihatsu Mira Gino with a Mazda 1.8 L BP inline-four

The Daihatsu Mira Gino is a very small hatchback with a retro design from Japan. The first generation was sold from 1999-2004 and came with either a naturally aspirated or turbocharged 659 cc inline-three. Nozomu Yamamoto however has taken his Mira Gino and swapped the inline-three for a 1.8 L Mazda BP inline-four. As you … Read more

1970 Daihatsu Hijet Powered by a Mid-engine V8

The 1970 Daihatsu Hijet originally came from the factory with a two-stroke two-cylinder 360 cc engine. That engine produced 22 horsepower and 25 ft-lb of torque. The Hijet now runs off a 400 horsepower Chevy V8. There was no way the engine and transmission was fitting under the cab like the factory motor did. So … Read more