I have come across many S2000 projects using a variety of engines ranging from a K24 to a Viper V10 but I have never found one using a RB-series engine… until now. This is Shawn Hall’s 2000 Honda S2000 which is powered by a RB25DET Series 2 and five-speed transmission from a Nissan R33 Skyline. The engine was installed using a modified S2000 subframe, custom mounts, and a Wiring Specialties wiring harness. To view more images and follow the progress of this build please visit either the project’s Facebook group or Instagram.
Alexander Lundborg is building a Nissan 200SX with a 3rd generation 8.3 L V10 and T-56 six-speed from a 2004 Viper. He choose the V10 because he already built one with an RB-series engine and wanted something more unique than a LSx. The engine produces 511 horsepower and 534 lb-ft of torque. To see more photos of this project or another S13 running a BMW engine please click the source link.
This 1969 Ford Mustang was built by Restomod Performance in collaboration with Valvoline Australia. The project kept the engine displacement the same but increased the power and technology by about 42 years. The original 302 ci V8 was replaced by a 5.0 L (302 ci) Coyote V8 from a Mustang GT. The engine runs on a Haltech Elite 2500 ECU, Coyote full terminated harness, dual channel CAN wideband and a Haltech HPI 8 channel igniter. This allows intake and exhaust cam timing to be independently controlled for all four cams. The owner wanted the system and tune to focus on a wide power band with great daily driver responsiveness. With this in mind the engine produces 355 horsepower to the wheels and has good response even in sixth gear.
Tom’s Turbo Garage has released part 7 on Project Thunderbolt. In this episode Tom applies seam sealer and sprays Lizard Skin to control sound and heat.
Source: Tom’s Turbo Garage
This very mean looking 1990 Ford Crown Victoria is for sale in Alexandria, Virginia and the seller is asking $7,700. The Police Interceptor’s factory drivetrain was replaced with a 6.8 L Triton V10 and 4-speed 4R100 automatic transmission out of a Ford F-350. The engine produces 310 horsepower and 425 ft-lb of torque from the factory. If you recognize this car it is probably because it has been featured in Hot Rod (2001), Car&Driver (2002), and Jalopnik (2012).
I stumbled across this eBay auction from over a year ago while researching for another article. The auction was for a 1936 Nash Lafayette with just about everything under the body taken from the Toyota/Lexus parts bin. The drivetrain is sourced from a third-generation Toyota Soarer that includes a 2.5 L twin-turbo 1JZ-GTE, automatic transmission, and a Torsen differential with 4.08 gearing. The classic body sits a custom frame that allows the car to use front and rear independent suspension parts from a third-generation Supra and Lexus models. This is a great project and I hope it resurfaces.
Team Raidopower Motorsport, a drift and time attack team from Sweden, just released pictures of their new Nissan S14 drift car. The car features a 3.2 L BMW M104.996 and a Turbobandit TB80 turbocharger. Wrecked Magazine is reporting the engine produces 700 horsepower.