Tag: Engine Swaps

VW e-Bulli Is A 1966 T1 ‘Samba Bus’ Restomod Gone Electric, Costs $70k

In late February, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles teased the e-Bulli, a T1 Samba Bus converted to run exclusively on electricity. The vehicle was supposed to debut at the Techno Classica 2020 show in Essen but since the event got postponed (like many others due to the coronavirus outbreak), VW had decided to reveal the vehicle online. […]

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Walter Röhrl’s Personal Porsche 356 Has A 911 Turbo Engine

Rally legend Walter Röhrl has every right to be proud of his latest purchase: a Porsche 356 that has ditched its four-cylinder engine for none other than the turbo flat-six unit of the original 911 Turbo. The very tastefully done Porsche 356 “3000 RR” – referring to the engine’s displacement and the initials of its […]

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Make This Brutal 1997 Hartge BMW 3-Series Compact V8 4.7 Your Ultimate Sleeper

It’s been a while since we last featured one of Hartge’s creations and there’s a good reason for that: the German tuner and manufacturer unfortunately went bust last year. Over the years, however, the folks from Hartge delivered some spectacular BMW-based creations and their engine swaps were particularly interesting. The one featured today has to […]

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Lamborghini Huracan With A GM-Sourced Twin-Turbo LS V8 Is A Truly Wild Build

The Lamborghini Huracan leaves the factory with a glorious 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine but this example from YouTube channel ‘B is for Build’ is unlike any other on earth. This Huracan was purchased some eight months ago as little more than a shell that had been badly damaged in a fire. Replacing the V10 of […]

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Hellcat-Powered Mazda Miata Crashes While Leaving Car Meet

<!––> <!––> A well-known Mazda Miata powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hellcat engine has been damaged after the driver accelerated away from a car show and lost control. The Miata, fondly known as ‘Hellkitty’ and featured on Hoonigan’s Donut Garage last year, is one truly wild ride with no less than 707 hp and […]

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Custom Jeep Gladiator Hellcat With Off-Road Performance Upgrades Is So Sick

Hennessey Performance is not the only shop you can call if you decide you can’t have your Jeep Gladiator with anything else than a Hellcat engine. Many custom shops around the country perform the engine swap for the right amount of cash and TR3 Performance is one of them. The Florida-based company specializes in modifying […]

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Chopped And Swapped 1966 Datsun Sports Roadster Is Restomod Done Right

Not everyone is on board with modernized classics, or the so-called restomod projects, but once in while we come across a rejuvenated vintage car that looks absolutely stunning. This chop-top Datsun 1600 Sports roadster is definitely this sort of as the modifications breathe new life into the classic Japanese model without ruining it. Built by […]

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Overfinch Turns Land Rover Defender 90 Into $320k Bespoke Off-Roader

Overfinch is one of the best known specialists when it comes to Land Rover and Range Rover models, and their latest bespoke creation certainly is worthy of the hype. The specific Defender 90 was commissioned by a collector and is finished in deep Emerald Green with Overfinch’s Signature contrast bonnet and SVX front grille, plus […]

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