Although Nissan has been making the R35 since 2008, it’s still rare to see swaps using its amazing VR38DETT engine. So far I have only seen a few other projects using it. MB Automotive and Drift Street Imports’ Nissan S15 is the second. Behind the 3.8 L twin-turbo V6 is a Quaife 69G six-speed sequential gearbox. The engine is upgraded with 1000 cc injectors and is controlled by a Syvecs S8 ECU.
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.
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.
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.