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.
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.
Source: SuperStreet by BK Nakadashi, Photos By Alex Bernstein
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.
The project involving swapping a Toyota Celica GT-Four into a Mini continues with episode seven. In this episode we find the team finishing the chassis mods and installing electric windows and locks.
Source: Bad Obsession Motorsports
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.
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.
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)