This modified 1964 Ford Anglia 105E has been a dedicated race car since 1973. The car’s owner Leif Frykas has made a lot of modifications over that length of time and you can tell by looking at it. The engine currently in the Anglia is a Volvo B230 four-cylinder with displacement increased to 2.5L. This engine originally came from Volvo turbocharged but it now uses a Vortech V-5 supercharger. The engine has also been upgraded with a custom dry sump, forged Volvo Penta marine crank, custom Steven Verde rods, and Penta 151 pistons. The cylinder head has been created from two different cylinder heads cut in half and welded together. If you are interested in reading about the other modifications please visit the source link.
Source: Speedhunters, photos by Bryn Musselwhite
Asgard Performance e.K in Northern Germany has successfully installed a twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo V10 in the back of a Golf Mk4 R32. The 5.2L V10 produces 1,479 horsepower (1500 ps) and 1,298 ft-lb (1760 Nm) of torque with the car only weighing 1,984 lbs (900 kgs). To put that in perspective, this car has a greater power-to-weight ratio than the Koenigsegg One:1 (1,340 hp/1,340 kgs). Of course the Golf will have a much more difficult time getting the power to the road but I don’t really care because the crazy more than makes up for it.
Source: Asgard Performance’s Facebook Page via tip from Arny
Labeled the fastest backhoe in the world, JCB Construction’s Backhoe GT is powered by a 1,000 horsepower supercharged big-block Chevy V8. The vehicle is capable of reaching 120 mph but only needed 70 mph (116.8 kph) to break the record in Australia. To help reduce weight the loader and digger is made out of aluminium and it has a lighter steel chassis. This is the first time I have heard about this project but JCB has been building the GT in one form or another for 20 years.
Source: Farming Life via TruckYeah
Employees from Daystar Products joined together to build this 1958 Jeep FC-170. The Jeep runs a modern 5.7L Hemi V8 and a set of tracks. Daystar Products makes off-road applications components and clearly this Jeep symbolizes that well. Daystar has a lot of the build photos in their Facebook album in the source links below.
Source: Daystar Products’ Facebook page (build gallery) via Bangshift
This is a 1974 Porsche 911 with a 530 horsepower 427 ci Chevy V8. To improve the power-to-weight ratio even further the Porsche has fiberglass fenders, doors, trunk lid and a carbon fiber hood. In total the car weighs around 2,000 lbs. This is a head turner at every car event it goes to.
Source: Photos by Tim Shaffer on OppositeLock and info from Mark Porter
Colin Furze is known for building wild projects such as a jet powered bike or upgraded mobility scooter but his most recent project involves removing the 150 cc moped engine from a auto rickshaw (called a Tuk Tuk in the UK) and installing a 100 bhp CBR600 engine. The project was a promotion for the new Far Cry game so he also adds guns.
Source: Colin Furze’s Youtube channel via OppositeLock
Watch as Motor Trend’s show Generation Gap pits a 2012 Ferrari FF against a 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser with a supercharged LS3 built by Lingenfelter. Both cars make around 650 horsepower.
Source: Motor Trend Youtube channel via Carscoops