It can be difficult to stuff 14 cylinders into a Jetta. That’s why this smart builder decided to split it up with six up front and eight in the back. The front wheels are driven by a VR6 engine while the rear wheels are driven by a turbocharged W8. Both are connected via their throttles. The front motor runs a manual five-speed while the rear motor runs an automatic five-speed.
If this isn’t crazy enough for you, he is also building a Passat with a W8 and a W12, for a total of 20 cylinders of VW madness.
Source: VWVortex via OppositeLock Link 1 and Link 2
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.
Source: Papadakis Racing’s Facebook page via Reddit
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.
Source: Rocky Auto
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
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.
Source: Nelson Racing Engines’ Facebook page
Mighty Car Mods published part 10 on their 3.6L EZ36 powered 1995 Subaru Liberty project. Finally the day has come to put Gramps to the test. Will the boys reach the 11’s?
Source: MCM Youtube channel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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