Christian Jæger is a driver for Unique Racing drift team in Denmark. In the previous season Christian drove his Nissan R33 with the factory 2.6 L RB26. However for the new season he decided to changes things up by sending the car to FUBAR Racing to have a M120.980 V12 from a Mercedes W140 600SE installed. On top of that the engine will run two turbochargers and water/methanol injection. The engine is currently producing 649 horsepower and 663 ft-lb of torque which I assume is being kept there for dependability or because they just haven’t time to up the boost and tune. To have enough room for the huge engine and turbos the radiator has been moved to the back. The V12 is connected to a Skyline dogbox transmission via an adapter made by Christian. I can’t wait to see this monster out on the track.
The Dodge M37 was a three-quarter ton four-wheel drive truck built between 1951-1968. The only engine it came with was the 3.8 L Dodge T-245 inline-six which produced 78 bhp. This 1962 Dodge M37 has seen a lot of modifications, the biggest being the Roy Anamia built 568 ci HEMI V8 with a 1471 supercharger. With two 900 cfm Demon carburators the engine produces 1,450 horsepower. The engine is connected to a Chevy Turbo 400 with a Gear Vendor overdrive built by JW Performance Transmissions and a Dana 60 rear end with 4″11 gears. Other mods include a custom 32 gallon aluminum fuel tank, two aluminum radiators, four wheel disc brakes, and AC/heat system. The seller claims over $125,000 was put into this project and has a buy-it-now price of $85,000.
This is a Mazda 787B replica built by Speedchimp Racing for the 24 Hours of LeMons. The team built the replica around a Porsche 914 which hadn’t run in 10 years. Powering the car is a carbureted Mazda 12A two-rotor engine. I think the team did a good job building the body to simulate the original. Since this was a LeMons build they used whatever supplies they had such as plywood, lumber, expanding spray foam, and aluminum to make the aerodynamic body panels. They also switched the driver’s position to the middle of the car. LeMons is one race series that rewards creativity in projects and Speedchimp Racing has already won a Organizers’ Choice Award for this build.
Fred and Dave from Dirt Every Day are building a 4×4 diesel muscle car out of a 1973 Plymouth Road Runner. The engine will be a next generation Cummins ISV 5.0 L V8 turbo diesel crate engine. This is the exact same engine that will be used in the new Nissan Titan truck. From the factory the engine produces 275 horsepower and 565 ft-lb of torque. The rest of the drivetrain consists of a Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission and a transfer case to send all that diesel torque to four really big tires.
David Waterworth is a professional drifter competing in the British Drift Championship. In late 2014 David decided his previous race car, a Nissan S15 with a Viper V10 which he had raced with for three years, was a little too tired to keep going. So he decided to take the 8.0 L Viper V10 from the S15 and transplant it into a 2006 Chrysler 300C. It took David, with help from his family, three months to complete the project. The engine is pretty stock producing around 500 horsepower and 525 ft-lb of torque and is connected to a factory Borg-Warner T-56 six-speed transmission.
Source: David Luke Racing Facebook page