Papadakis Racing Is Building A Boss FRS

There are plenty of Scion FRS with LSx engines out there but now the Ford guys are getting some love. Papadakis Racing is building a Scion FRS with a Boss 302 V8. This is not a race car so it will be keeping all the extras including A/C for street use.

Papadakis Racing Is Building A Scion FRS with a Ford Boss 302 V8

Papadakis Racing Is Building A Scion FRS with a Ford Boss 302 V8

Source: Papadakis Racing’s Facebook page via Reddit

Classic Skyline Powered By A RB26DETT

Rocky Auto Classic Skyline with RB26DETT engine

Rocky Auto posted this amazing Nissan Skyline powered by a RB26DETT motor. The car not only contains the motor from a R32 but also the AWD system (I think). If you like Nissan and engines swaps, this is probably one of your dream cars. If anyone has bigger images of this car please let us know. These small ones don’t do it justice.

Rocky Auto Classic Skyline with RB26DETT engine

Source: Rocky Auto

Video Explaining Icon’s 1948 Buick Super Convertible

1949 Buick Super Convertible with a LS9 V8 built by ICON

We have talked about Icon’s amazing 1948 Buick Super Convertible powered by Corvette ZR1 LS9 before but Jonathan Ward uploaded a video explaining a lot of the design features, build process, and it running. If you like this project you will really enjoy this video.

Source: Jonathan Ward’s Youtube channel

2012 Camaro With A Twin-turbo 427

Nelson Racing Engines 1,000 horsepower 427 cubic-inch LSx going into a 2012 Camaro

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.

Nelson Racing Engines 1,000 horsepower 427 cubic-inch LSx going into a 2012 Camaro

Source: Nelson Racing Engines’ Facebook page

VW Golf With A Twin-turbo Passat Engine

HGP-Turbo's Golf VI R with a twin-turbo 3.6L VR6

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.

HGP-Turbo's Golf VI R with a twin-turbo 3.6L VR6

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.

Twin-turbo VR6 motor from Passat R36 inside Golf VI R engine bay

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.

Twin-turbo VR6 motor from Passat R36

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.

HGP-Turbo's Golf VI R with a twin-turbo 3.6L VR6

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

Mazda 1300 Wagon With A Turbo 13B

Mazda 1300 wagon with a turbocharged 13B rotary engine

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.

Mazda 1300 wagon with a turbocharged 13B rotary engine

Source: FullBoost’s Youtube channel and Promaz’s Facebook page