Corvette Mini-Me

Chevrolet decided the Matiz should be a gas efficient, small, light, grass growing accelerating automobile. To reach those goals Chevy stuck a 1.0L in-line 3 cylinder producing around 65 horsepower. But in July of 2007 Fourdin Auto Sport did what any respectable auto enthusiast would have done to boost the power, shoehorn a 550 horsepower … Read more

Titan V8 G35

In the small town of Buford, Georgia lies a performance shop called Drift Emporium who is responsible for the Titan V8 G35. Because Drift Emporium figured the factory installed 3.5L V6 didn’t have enough machismo, they decided to shoehorn a 2005 Titan 5.6L V8 into the engine bay. But why stop there? To boost the … Read more

Tacoma Truck with a 2JZ-GTE

2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner with a 2JZ-GTE inline-six

This 2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner has a little surprise under the hood. Instead of the factory installed 5VZ-FE V6, it is now powered a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE inline-six from a 1994 Toyota Supra. The engine was converted from twin-turbo to a single Sound Performance 67 mm turbocharger. The Toyota Tacoma S-Runner was the sports version … Read more

VW Beetle with a Turbo 5.3 L V8

A member off LS1Tech forums created a VW Beetle which is powered by a turbocharged 5.3 L V8 engine. Boost is provided by a Master Power T70 turbocharger. The engine runs off a Megasquirt ECU and a MSD 6010. The Bug sits on a custom boxed frame that was made previously for a smaller engine. … Read more

9 Vehicles with V10 Viper Swaps

Jalopnik has posted a top 10 list of vehicles with a Viper engine swap. We left one out since it was technically a Viper with a body kit on it. Dodge Ram VTS Dodge Sidewinder Concept Plymouth Barracuda Jeep CJ-7 Dodge Tomahawk Motorcycle Concept Bristol Fighter T Jaguar XJS Sniper Custom PT Cruiser

Datsun 1600 Roadster with a SR20 Inline-Four

This 1970 Datsun 1600 Roadster is powered by a 2.0 L SR20DE inline-four with a six-speed manual transmission from a Nissan S15. The engine is controlled by a S14 ECU using a Painless wiring system. The swap was performed by Spriso Motorsports. Other upgrades are Nismo sway bar, Nismo springs, KYB shocks, custom rear leaf … Read more