AWD 1967 GTO with a Mid-Engine Twin-Turbo V8

AWD 1967 GTO with a Mid-Engine Twin-Turbo V8

Nelson Racing Engines is building a custom 1967 Pontiac GTO with a mid-engine AWD powertrain. Behind the driver sits a twin-turbo big-block V8 that produces 2,000-2,500 horsepower connected to a custom two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission and custom transfer case with overdrive. This part of the powertrain is reversed with the transfer case closest to the … Read more

1969 Firebird with a 400 ci V8

1969 Pontiac Firebird with a 400 ci V8

Roadkill is back and this time Mike Finnegan builds his Dream Car, a 1969 Pontiac Firebird to compete at One Lap of America race. The goal was to completely overhaul the Firebird in three days and to accomplish that he would need every bit of help from David Freiburger, Tony Angelo, and friends at Diversified … Read more

1968 GTO with a LS3 V8

1968 Pontiac GTO with a LS3 V8

This 1968 Pontiac GTO was built by MetalWorks Classics in Eugene, Oregon. The body sits on an Art Morrison chassis which includes their Sport IFS control arms, modified C6 steering knuckles, power steering rack, and triangulated 4-bar rear suspension. Under the hood sits a Wegner Motorsports LS3 with their Stage 2 cam makes close to … Read more

The Super Engineered 1974 Firebird

ProPontiac 1976 Pontiac Firebird with a 400 ci V8

What happens when an engineer decides to build the lightest and best performing 1974 Pontiac Firebird he can? Well you get a lot of CAD design, aluminum, CNC’d parts and an amazing amount of custom parts. When we last wrote about this project in the summer of 2015 the owner was working on finishing the … Read more

Pontiac Tempest with a 12v Cummins

1966 Pontiac Tempest with a 12v Cummins 6BT

This 1966 Pontiac Tempest is no longer powered by a V8 but a 12v Cummins 6BT diesel inline-ix. The engine and turbo combo produced 270 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels on the dyno. The owner has a list of upgrades for the winter including improving the suspension, brakes, and routing … Read more

Matt Farah Drives Mike Nasiatka’s Widebody Fiero

Matt Farah driving custom widebody 1986 Fiero with a turbo 4G63

In our previous article on Mike Nasiatka’s custom Pontiac Fiero we said Matt Farah wanted to drive it for his One Take series. Well Matt just released the video today and it certainly delivers. Matt really had his experience and courage tested while driving it at Gingerman Raceway. Mike even turned down the boost on … Read more