Toyota Starlet With A 1,250 Horsepower 3S-GTE

Toyota Starlet With A 1,250 Horsepower 3S-GTE

This Toyota Starlet was built by PSI Racing in Miami, Florida to do only one thing, go down the drag strip. The engine powering this beast is a Toyota 5S-FE block with 3S-GTE internals. PSI Racing says the engine produces 1,250 horsepower at the rear wheels or around 1,400 to the crank. That level of power is thanks to 48 psi of boost, 10,000 RPM and C85 race fuel.

Toyota Starlet With A 1,250 Horsepower 3S-GTE

Toyota Starlet With A 1,250 Horsepower 3S-GTE

Toyota Starlet With A 1,250 Horsepower 3S-GTE

Toyota Starlet With A 1,250 Horsepower 3S-GTE

Toyota Starlet With A 1,250 Horsepower 3S-GTE

Toyota Starlet With A 1,250 Horsepower 3S-GTE

Source: PSI Racing Facebook page

For Sale: 1972 Honda N600 With A Suzuki GSX-R1000 Inline-four

1972 Honda N600 With A Suzuki GSX-R1000 Inline-four

This 1972 Honda N600 is being offered for sale in Miami, Florida with an asking price of $8,500. The original engine has been replaced by a 168 horsepower inline-four and six-speed sequential from a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle. The drive configuration also has been changed to mid-engine and rear-wheel drive. The car was built for autocross and solo racing but is also street legal.

1972 Honda N600 With A Suzuki GSX-R1000 Inline-four

1972 Honda N600 With A Suzuki GSX-R1000 Inline-four

1972 Honda N600 With A Suzuki GSX-R1000 Inline-four

1972 Honda N600 With A Suzuki GSX-R1000 Inline-four

1972 Honda N600 With A Suzuki GSX-R1000 Inline-four

Source: This Old Honda (ad with contact details) via OppositeLock

Inline-four Made From Four Briggs & Stratton Engines

Inline-four Made From Four Briggs & Stratton 6S Engines

Some creative engine builders have taken four Briggs & Stratton 6S engines and combined them into an inline-four engine. The 6S engine was made from 1949 until 1957, had a displacement of 6.28 ci (0.1 L / 102 cc) and made 1.6 horsepower at 3,200 rpm. Each engine was welded together including the cam and crankshaft into one engine with a 1-3-4-2 firing order. They made a custom intake manifold with a small motorcycle carb and a custom exhaust manifold. The distributor is from a 1926 Chevy car which is driven off the crankshaft. The builders estimate the engine makes around 4-5 horsepower total. There is 25 videos in the playlist so sit back and enjoy.

Inline-four Made From Four Briggs & Stratton 6S Engines

Source: 805 Road King Youtube channel via BangShift

1964 Buick Sport Wagon With A LS6

1964 Buick Sport Wagon With A LS6

When the current owner purchased this 1964 Buick sport Wagon the plans were simple, just fix it enough so it would drive reliably. But like many enthusiasts it didn’t take long for the modification bug to hit.

1964 Buick Sport Wagon With A LS6

The first change was cleaning the under carriage and then painting it. After that some new disc brakes were installed and a nice 359 ci V8. The suspension was then upgraded to an air ride system. The next modification was the paint. The owner had the car painted in Marlin Blue with a Silver painted roof and bumpers. The car stayed that way for about two years before the air ride suspension was replaced by coil overs.

1964 Buick Sport Wagon With A LS6

After getting the car handling and looking great, the owner changed the engine to a LS6 and the transmission to a Tremec TKO600 with hydraulic clutch.

1964 Buick Sport Wagon With A LS6

Source: Pro-touring

Bob Sirna’s Mercedes SL300 Has A New Engine

Bob Sirna Mercedes SL300 427 HP Mercedes I6

Bob Sirna has been racing his authentic 1955 Mercedes SL300 at Bonneville since 2001. Petrolicious produced an amazing video (embedded below) of Bob and the car at Bonneville in 2013.

In the quest to always go faster, Bob approached Roush Engines late last year to build a new engine. The goal was to get north of 400 horsepower out of a 3.0 L Mercedes inline-six to have a chance at the current class record of 173 mph. I had difficulty finding exactly what engine model it is but I believe it is a M104 model. The engine ended up making 427 horsepower or 142.3 hp/L. To test they had build not only a powerful engine but also a dependable one, Roush set the engine at 9,500 rpm on the dyno and left it there for nearly one minute.

Direct link to Facebook video – Roush testing the engine on the dyno and the more grueling one minute dyno test

Roush Engines testing Mercedes inline-six engine for Bob Sirna's SL300

Bob Sirna Mercedes SL300 427 HP Mercedes I6

You can view a few more photos of Bob testing the car in this Ohio Mile photo gallery by Bangshift.

Source: Roush Engines Facebook page and photos by Todd Priest