Nelson Racing Engines posted their progress on a new project involving installing a twin-turbo 427 cubic-inch LSx into a 2012 Camaro. The engine produces 1,000 horsepower and 1,038 ft-lb of torque on 14.9 psi of boost and 91 octane. The Camaro is receiving many other upgrades to handle the power but all of them are being done to retain a factory look.
Mighty Car Mods published part 10 on their 3.6L EZ36 powered 1995 Subaru Liberty project. Finally the day has come to put Gramps to the test. Will the boys reach the 11’s?
Source: MCM Youtube channel
Take a modern VW Golf and shove as much power as you can while keeping the drivetrain from the same family. That’s the approach German tuning company HGP-Turbo took when creating this beast.
They started with the Golf VI R model as the foundation. After all this project was going to make serious power and why not used a model VW had already upgraded and employs VW’s 4th-generation, Haldex 4motion all-wheel drive system.
For the powerplant HGP-Turbo used the VR6 engine from a Passat R36 and added two turbos to produce 734 horsepower (548 kw) and 682 ft-lb (925Nm) of torque. A seven-speed DSG transmission from an Audi RS3 was chosen to handle the extra power.
Engine swaps at this level are never going to be “reasonable”. But just in case you are wondering how much something like this costs, the video lists the price as €106,000 or converted at time of writing, roughly $135,669.
The video below will give you an idea of its performance. It reaches 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 2.97 seconds, 0-200 kph (0-124 mph) in 8.91 seconds, and 0-300 kph (0-186 mph) in 22.01 seconds.
Source: HGP-Turbo via tip from ESD reader Jan
A very nice Mazda 1300 wagon was getting a little dyno time at Promaz. Under the hood is a Mazda 13B rotary engine with a Garrett T66 turbocharger which dynoed at 492 horsepower (367 kW). Promaz built this car many years ago and it looks like they did a great job.
The 2006 Charger was the first Charger Dodge made since 1987. They offered several different engine choices but never a diesel. Why let the trucks have all the fun? Someone has fixed that by installing a Cummins 5.9L 6BT diesel engine and NV4500 five-speed transmission into this Charger.
Boba Motoring has set a new VW AWD world record. Using a 1,100 horsepower motor and Volkswagen’s 4motion AWD system, their Golf Mk1 was able to go 8.293 seconds at 175.10 mph (281.80 kmh). The engine is a 2.0L 16V ABF produced from 1993−1997 for the Golf Mk3 and runs off 58 psi (4.0 bar) from a Garrett GTX4202R turbo.
Source: Boba Motoring’s Facebook page via tip from ESD reader Christian
Erben Engineering, located in Großen Buseck, Germany, completed their Opel GT project we first mentioned back in March. The goal was to build a serious track car and it appears they achieved it. They started with a Opel GT (Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky) and replaced the factory 2.0L Ecotec with a 6.2L LS3 V8. Then they went on to upgrade every other component to handle serious racing. Take a look at the amazing work below and if anyone is interested in owning it, the builder is looking to sell.