VW XL Sport Is Powered By A Ducati 1199 Motor

VW XL Sport powered by a Ducati 1199 Superleggera motorcycle engine

Volkswagen recently debuted their XL Sport model which is based on the XL1 platform. Instead of 47 bhp, 800 cc turbo diesel, the XL Sport contains a 200 horsepower V-twin motor from a Ducati 1199 Superleggera motorcycle. The Ducati engine only produces 99 lb-ft of torque but considering the car only weighs 1,962 lbs it is able to reach 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 168 mph. Fuel efficiency has never looked so good.

VW XL Sport powered by a Ducati 1199 Superleggera motorcycle engine

VW XL Sport powered by a Ducati 1199 Superleggera motorcycle engine

VW XL Sport powered by a Ducati 1199 Superleggera motorcycle engine

VW XL Sport powered by a Ducati 1199 Superleggera motorcycle engine

cutaway view of the the motorcycle and hybrid drivetrain in the VW XL Sport

Source: Car & Driver via Jalopnik

1971 Datsun 510 With A SR20DE

1971 Datsun 510 with SR20DE

Take a look at this incredibly nice SR20DE powered 1971 Datsun 510 owned by Dominic Le in Santa Ana, California. With the help of a 2.2L stroker kit, the engine produces 200 horsepower to the rear wheels. The engine also has a few other upgrades including a HKS intake, PonCam camshafts, modified throttle body, and custom high-rise headers. The engine is connected to a Exedy stage 2 clutch, a S14 five-speed transmission and Subaru STI R180 differential. This is the type of small and classic engine swap project I would love to daily drive.

1971 Datsun 510 with SR20DE

1971 Datsun 510 with SR20DE

Source: SuperStreet by BK Nakadashi, Photos By Alex Bernstein

Bradley Gray’s 1956 Chevy Truck With Twin-supercharged V8

Bradley Gray's twin-supercharged 1956 Chevy truck

When Bradley Gray builds an engine, he really builds an engine. He is probably best known for his 1969 Camaro with a 468 ci V8 that is both twin-turbocharged and supercharged. His newest project, called “Blown Mafia”, is a 1956 Chevy truck with both a F2 ProCharger and 871 supercharger. Toward the end of the video you can see the Camaro, a C10 truck with two superchargers, and a dragster with three superchargers. The amount of horsepower at the end make my eyes water.

Bradley Gray's twin-supercharged 1956 Chevy truck

Bradley Gray's twin-turbocharged and supercharged 1969 Camaro

Bradley Gray's twin-turbocharged and supercharged 1969 Camaro

Bradley Gray's twin-supercharged C10 truck

Bradley Gray's twin-supercharged C10 truck

Bradley Gray's triple-supercharged dragster

Source: ScottieDTV

Jeep With Four Harley Motorcycle Engines

Jeep with four Harley-Davidson Evolution V-Twin engines

There are some that are satisfied with using a small block V8 and then there are people like Mike Sonner from Arcade, NY. Mike is the builder of this Jeep which is powered by four Harley-Davidson Evolution V-Twin engines. BangShift estimates the engines pack 50-60 horsepower for a combined 200-260 horsepower hybrid-monster power plant. Just listening to this thing run would be a treat.

Jeep with four Harley-Davidson Evolution V-Twin engines

Jeep with four Harley-Davidson Evolution V-Twin engines

Jeep with four Harley-Davidson Evolution V-Twin engines

Source: eBay via BangShift

Ford Ranchero With A Boss 429 Hemi

1975 Ford Ranchero With A Boss 429 Hemi

This is the nicest and most expensive 1975 Ford Rancher Squire I have ever seen. It was completed several years ago but now is for sale. It features an all-aluminum Boss 429 HEMI built by JBA Engines which replaced the original Cleveland V8. The custom built motor had its displacement increased to 640 cubic-inches which helps it produce 920 horsepower. The seller estimates around $300,000 went into building it so they are asking $149,000.

1975 Ford Ranchero With A Boss 429 Hemi

1975 Ford Ranchero With A Boss 429 Hemi

1975 Ford Ranchero With A Boss 429 Hemi

1975 Ford Ranchero With A Boss 429 Hemi

1975 Ford Ranchero With A Boss 429 Hemi

Source: Bangshift and Autoblog

Georg Plasa’s Le Mans Prototype Powered BMW 134

side of Georg Plasa's BMW 134 inside wind tunnel

Georg Plasa was a German hill climber who drove this amazing Judd V8 powered BMW 134. The car was based on an E82 and the engine was a 550 horsepower Judd KV675 V8. Judd built these engines for 2001 Le Mans Prototypes using the Formula 3000 KV V8 as a base. Then they increased the displacement to 3.4 liters and reinforced the engine for endurance racing. Georg died from a crash during the 2011 Coppa Carotti in Italy. Take a look back at some of his amazing driving in an amazing car.

Georg Plasa – BMW 134 Judd V8 – Rechberg 2011

Georg Plasa – BMW 134 Judd V8 – Trierer Bergrennen 2011

Georg Plasa – Testing BMW 134 Judd V8 – Franciacorta

Presentation of Georg Plasas new BMW 134 Judd (PART1/2) (German)

Source: 134Judd.com via Oppositeolock