1980 AMC Spirit with a Ford V8 Update

1980 AMC Spirit with a Ford 302 V8

We wrote about this 1980 Spirit being converted into a Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge race car several months ago. Since then the project has progressed and the team is ready for the challenge coming this weekend. The car’s powertrain consists of a Ford 302 ci V8 connected to a three-speed manual and 8.8″ rear end. … Read more

Toyota Supra with a Turbo Hemi V8

Toyota Supra with a Turbo Hemi V8

This fourth generation Toyota Supra was dropped off at Prospeed Autosports in Houston, Texas for a complete makeover. The iconic 2JZ inline-six was replaced by a billet 527 ci Hemi V8 connected to a huge Precision Pro Mod 106 mm turbocharger. The turbo supports up to 2,500 horsepower which gives you an idea of the … Read more

Golf R with a Turbo Inline-Five

VW Golf R with a Turbo 2.5 L Inline-Five

David Lee recently ran multiple 10-sec passes at Santa Pod Raceway in his special Golf R Mk7. Under the hood sits a 2.5 L TFSI inline-five from a 2016 Audi RS3. The engine features an iron-block, CNC ported heads, and a Turbo Engineers TTE625 turbo. It made 622 horsepower (631 PS) and 579 lb-ft (786 … Read more

BMW E30 with a Turbo 4G63 Inline-Four

BMW E30 with a Turbo 4G63 Inline-Four

This BMW E30 was built by Ivanov Racing Works in Alicante, Spain for Spanish drifter Santiago Plasencia. The car was powered by a 3.5 L M30 inline-six however Santiago wanted to swap that for a turbocharged 2.0 L 4G63 inline-four from a Mitsubishi Evo 9. Behind the engine sits a manual transmission from a Toyota … Read more

2004 SSR with a Twin-Turbo V8

2004 Chevy SSR with a twin-turbo LSx V8

Jerry Ostgard transformed his 2004 Chevy SSR into a monster capable of a 10-second quarter-mile. Power comes from a built 427 ci LSx V8 which features a LSX block, Trick Flow GenX 245 heads, Holley mid-rise intake, and two Comp CT43X turbochargers. The engine made 980 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque on E85 fuel … Read more