Merkur XR4Ti with a Coyote V8

1987 Merkur XR4Ti with a Coyote V8

When a customer wanted more power and something different in their 1987 Merkur XR4Ti they turned to James Deberry and his company MerkWerke who specialize in Modular engine swaps. James replaced the factory turbocharged 2.3 L inline-four which makes 175 horsepower with a 5.0 L Coyote V8 that makes 414 horsepower. The swap also resulted … Read more

4WD Honda CRX with a Turbo F22

4WD Honda CRX with a turbo F22 inline-four

Marc Williams built his unique Honda CRX at his company MW Performance Tuning in Texas. You might remember Marc from his current project, a custom CRX with a mid-engine V6. This CRX is powered by a turbocharged 2.2 L F22A connected to a Civic RT4WD Wagon transmission and 4WD drivetrain. Although the engine can make … Read more

Vauxhall Corsa with a Turbo C20LET Inline-Four

Vauxhall Corsa with a turbo C20LET inline-four

The Vauxhall Corsa came from the factory with several gasoline/petrol engine options but none of them larger than 1.6 liters. However Pete Wilson’s Corsa has a 2.0 L C20LET inline-four that features forged internals, custom camshafts, head work, and an engine girdle plate. The engine makes 776 horsepower thanks to 2.8 bar (40.6 psi) of … Read more

Toyota 86 with a Twin-Turbo VR38DETT V6

Toyota 86 with a Twin-Turbo VR38DETT V6

Josh Coote competes in World Time Attack driving a special Toyota 86 built at his company MCA Suspension in Brisbane, Australia. The race car was powered by a VQ37 V6 when we featured it in 2016. However Josh wanted more power and instead of turbocharging the VQ37, he installed a 3.8 L VR38DETT V6 from … Read more

Don Octane’s AWD Polo Goes 8.048

VW Polo with a Turbo 3.0 L VR6

Don Octane just set a new German AWD quarter-mile record in their AWD Polo. The modified Polo set the record with a 8.048 sec at 275.512 km/h (171.195 mph). It’s able to reach this level of performance thanks to a built 3.0 L VR6 that makes 1,280 horsepower and 817 lb-ft of torque and sends … Read more

Toyota GT86 with a Turbo 2JZ

Toyota GT86 with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

Lars Fuglsang went to Racepark Meppen in Germany for some drifting in his Toyota GT86. Under the hood sits a 3.0 L 2JZ inline-six with a Garrett GTX35R turbocharger. The engine was tuned by MPS Engineering in Dülmen, Germany to make 706 horsepower and 679 lb-ft (921 Nm) of torque to the wheels on 24-26 … Read more