This 1981 Toyota Corolla (E70) is listed weighing 1,885 lbs (855 kgs) but I am guessing this one weighs a little less. Add that with the bottom-end torque of a LS1 and this car must be a blast to drive.
Update: I just found MotoIQ’s great article on this Corolla. It has more images and details on the car.
Source: Sire Custom Performance Facebook photo album
Patrick Motorsports took a 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) and converted it to a 1973 911 RSR model. The drivetrain consists of a 993 twin-turbo 3.8 L and six-speed transaxle. The engine features Mahle MS pistons and cylinders, GT-2 oil pump, GT-2 EVO cams, RSR solid rocker arm system, and is controlled by a MoTeC M600 ECU. All together the engine package produces 600+ horsepower.
Source: Patrick Motorsports
If Chevrolet was ever going to make a Chevy Colorado ZR1 Edition this would be it. Under the hood sits a supercharged LS9 outputting 547 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque to the 12″ ZR1 tires. The owner finished off the frame-off build by adding ZR1 seats, a ZR1-style spoiler, and Jetstream Blue paint.
Source: LS1Tech via LSxTV
This video documents Jeff Lutz and his son’s two twin-turbo 1957 Chevys and Jeff winning of Drag Week 2014. Each car runs approximatly the same 3,000 horsepower twin-turbo 692 ci V8s. The biggest difference is one car weighs 3,800 lbs while the other is 3,000 lbs. Jeff won the Drag Week by traveling 1,000 miles and averaging 6.84 seconds at 212 mph over five days of drag racing.
Source: 1320 Video Youtube channel and photo by Hot Rod
Ken Prather had a strong desire to build a mid-engine hot rod. He found the basis for his project in a 1962 Volkswagen Type-2 Microbus in decent shape for sale. The first thing he did after buying the bus was chop the roof. After that he went to work installing the supercharged 355 ci small-block Chevy V8. Ken saved some money by not using a driveshaft. The TH-350 transmission yoke is connected directly to the Ford 8″ diff. On top of the engine sits a Weiand 6-71 supercharger which helps the engine produce 600 horsepower. The build took four years to complete and has been driven all over the US. Ken drove the bus from his home in Pennsylvania to Bonneville Salt Flats and back.
Source: Summit Racing via On All Cylinders
This amazing engine builder is back with more progress on his V12 being made from combining two Toyota Supra inline-six engines. Since our last update the builder has mated the engine to the transaxle. A frame mockup is being built using PVC to see how everything with fit. The cardboard box is half of a planned fuel tank. Shifting linkage is being built to handle the six-speed. The engine will be twin-turbocharged with two Garrett GTX 3076 models. If you would like to read how we go here you can view our previous update and the original article.
A D1GP drift exhibition was held at Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 to kick off the new season. One special car there was OZ Motors Vertex Prius. This is a ZVW30 Prius model that has been converted to all electric and rear wheel drive. OZ Motors in Japan specializes in selling electric motors and converting vehicles to run on electricity. The car utilizes two electric motors capable of producing 394 hp (400 ps) and 590 ft-lbs (800 Nm) of torque. Pretty good power for a car that weighs 2,645 lbs (1,200 kg). The car’s battery pack consists of LiFePO4 (lithium iron phosphate) batteries with 46 kWh output. They have a Facebook post looking for support and sponsorship to get into D1GP. It would be great to see this competing against the other cars.
Source: OZ Motors Facebook Page via AutoEvolution