Steve Griffiths of Razorback Racing built this MGB for $1,890 to compete in the Grassroots Motorsports $2014 challenge. The engine is a 408 ci Chevy V8 and helped the car set a quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds and place fourth overall in the competition.
Source: Grass Roots Motorsports
Goodwin Competition brought one of their wildest engines to PRI 2014. This is their 650 ci V8 with two 4.0 L Whipple supercharger which makes 2,000 horsepower on 93 octane. The engine debuted in 2013 and is primarily used in boat racing but nothing says you can’t stick one of these monsters in your hatchback. But bring your pot of gold with you because they start at $125,000.
At a recent Caffeine and Octane meet in Alpharetta, Georgia someone showed up with a Lamborghini V12 motorcycle. I love how the camera turns around to see where the engine noise was coming from. I am trying to find out more information about it. If anyone knows more please contact us.
Source: CrumpledPhoto Youtube channel via BoldRide via CarScoops
Someone in Sweden is building a Volvo Amazon on a full tube frame and powering it with a two-stroke Evinrude 300XP V8. The exhaust wasn’t built that way just to look wild (which it does). Each tube contains an expansion chamber which helps increase power by improving volumetric efficiency. This will be a very fun project watch progress.
Source: Rudezon Facebook page via Salt Slush Racing
A lot of Mark IV Supra owners either have a turbocharged 2JZ or want one. For example this 1996 Supra came from Toyota with a naturally aspirated 2JZ-GE but the new owner never intended on keeping it. Instead he wanted to swap it for a 2JZ-GTE. But after doing research he found the 2JZ-GTE was too expensive and affordable versions were missing important components. So he decided to use a 1JZ-GTE. Another benefit of using a 1JZ-GTE is the owner had always wanted to run a single turbo and the 3rd generation version came from the factory with a single turbo.
Source: JDM Style Tuning
This is a 1951 Ford 8N tractor with a 100 horsepower 8BA Ford flathead V8. It was built with a Awesome Henry kit, which are used to swap early 1950’s Ford flathead V8s into any N-series Ford tractor. This has probably lost most of its usefulness as a tractor and but I still would love to own it.
The Tata Nano ships from the factory with a 624 cc two-cylinder engine making around 37 horsepower. To make the Super Nano, JA Motorsport removed that engine and replaced it with a turbocharged 1.3 L four-cylinder. They didn’t indicate which motorcycle it came from but with the turbo it’s making 230 horsepower. The quoted power-to-weight ratio is 2.6 kg/hp (5.7 lb/hp), which means the car weighs close to the factory spec of 600 kg (1,322 lb). The engine is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission controlled by paddle shifters. JA Motorsport claims the car has a top speed of 180 – 200 kph (111 – 124 mph) and 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in under six seconds. If you are interested in your own Super Nano, JA Motorsports will build you one for around $39,500 (2,500,000.00 INR). That might be hard to swallow considering the current Nano costs around $2,400 (150,000 INR) but in return you are getting a small race car with just about every component upgraded.
Source: Indian Autos Blog via Jalopnik