Volvo Wagon with a Turbo LSx V8

Volvo wagon with a turbo 6.0 L LSx V8

Justin Kramer stopped by Sloppy Mechanics for a dyno tune on his Volvo wagon. Under the hood sits a turbocharged 6.0 L LSx V8 that makes 620 horsepower and 607 lb-ft of torque to the wheels on E85 fuel and 14 psi of boost from a BorgWarner S369 turbocharger. The engine is mostly stock except … Read more


Volvo 245L with a 1UZ V8 – Part 1

1974 Volvo 245L with a 1UZ V8

Luca Car Mods started a new build series on a 1974 Volvo 245L. Over the next few months the factory B20 inline-four will be replaced by a 4.0 L 1UZ V8 from a Lexus LS400. The car will also receive an upgraded suspension, fuel, and exhaust system. The entire project will cost €5,000-€6,000 ($5,795-$6,954). In … Read more

For Sale: Volvo 240 with a Ford V8

1989 Volvo 240 with a Ford 5.0 V8

This 1989 Volvo 240 is for sale in Houston, Texas with an asking price of $9,000 or $4,000 without engine and transmission. As you can tell from the interior, the titled and street-legal car was built for autocross and track racing. Under the hood sits a rebuilt 5.0 L V8 from a 1994 Ford Mustang … Read more

Volvo 240 with a Toyota Starlet Body

Toyota Starlet with Volvo 240 chassis and powertrain

Jonny Moberg wanted a Toyota Starlet with some turbocharged Volvo power. Instead of shoving Volvo parts into the Starlet he decided to just weld the Volvo chassis under the Starlet body creating what he calls “StarVo”. The Volvo 240 chassis required shortening 34.2 cm (13.4 inches) to fit the Starlet wheelbase. The 2.3 L B230FT … Read more