1JZ Powered Jaguar E-Type at the Drag Strip

Jaguar E-Type with a 1JZ-GTE inline-six

Nick and Charlie Seward’s unique 1966 Jaguar E-Type went to Santa Pod Raceway’s Dragstalgia 2017 event to see what it could do. The 1JZ inline-six’s 478 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque on 23 psi (1.6 bar) of boost was good enough to set a new personal best of 11.03 sec at 129.04 mph. It … Read more

Power Stroke Turbo Almost Doubles 5.0 L V8 Output

Rotsun turbo Ford 5.0 L V8

Engine Masters wanted to see just how much power their turbocharged 5.0 L V8 was making inside the Rotsun. The team dyno’d the engine with and without the Ford Power Stroke turbocharger and found the junkyard turbo and custom plumbing increased the engine’s output significantly. The naturally aspirated version made 277 horsepower and 312 lb-ft … Read more

Mazda RX-7 with a 1000+ hp 4G63

Mazda RX-7 with a turbo 4G63

This 1993 Mazda RX-7 was built to do one thing, go fast in a straight line. The rotary engine was pulled to make room for a built 2.0 L 4G63 inline-four that produces 1,100-1,200 horsepower. It makes 4-digit power thanks to an 80 mm turbo that makes 65 psi of boost and a nitrous system. … Read more

VW Golf with a Turbo 2.0 L

VW Golf with a bored and stroked 1.8T

This Volkswagen Golf Mk1 was built by Forge Motorsport in Gloucester, UK. The company started the project’s second phase in March with the goal being more power, less weight, and new racing livery. Always a good recipe for improvement. The engine is a 1.8 T inline-four bored and stroked to 2.0 L (2008 cc). The … Read more

1957 Magnette with a Ford V8

1957 Magnette with a Ford V8

The MG Magnette ZB came from the factory with a 1.5 L B-Series inline-four that produces 64 horsepower. However this 1957 model has and engine and drivetrain made by Ford and taken from a Mustang GT. Under the hood sits a carbureted 302 ci Ford V8 that produces significantly more than the factory engine did. … Read more