Modified engines are the lifeblood of our sport and we love to showcase the most powerful, beautiful and inventive examples each year.
While V8s are a major focus, we cover almost anything of interest, including vintage engines such as the Ford flathead, late-model Japanese sixes and even Mazda rotary engines!
Knight Engines-built 383ci Holden V8 combo
Holden V8 guru Tony Knight pieced together this 383ci combo for a customer and it’s an absolute screamer
Dandy Engines 634-cube big-block Chev combo
Keith Hards charged Dandy Engines with the task of building an engine to take out the radial aspirated class at Drag Challenge, and this 634 is the result
Video: Barra-swapped LC Torana takes on Drag Challenge
We follow the adventures of Tassie-based mates Darby Hamilton and Mark Whitla, as they put Darby’s wild Barra-powered LC Torana to the test at Street Machine Drag Challenge 2022/23
Damien Boyce’s home-built seven-second Chev Nova
One of the nicest cars on the radial scene, Damien Boyce’s seven-second Chevy Nova is a home-brewed deal THAT’S as tough as teak
Turbo L98-powered R31 Nissan Skyline Silhouette at Drag Challenge 2022/23
Anthony Burns rebuilt the poor Borgy in his brutal R31 five times over DC
GM to invest AU$1.2 billion for new sixth-gen small-block V8
General Motors has confirmed its plans for a sixth-generation internal combustion small-block V8
Video: Green-top Barras are dead!
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty tells us why the budget green-top Barras are no longer the cheap route to bulk horsepower
Video: Building a budget 2JZ – part one
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty begins building a new heart for the Trolvo
Video: We find out what went wrong with the Trolvo’s 1JZ
In this episode of Carnage, we check on the health (or otherwise) of the 1JZ in our Volvo 240
George Hatzi’s Barra turbo XF Ghia gunning for eights at Drag Challenge
George Hatzi is eyeing off an eight-second timeslip at Drag Challenge in his sweet XF Fairmont
Blueprint unveils LS-headed 3.6-litre four cylinder engine
Blueprint unveiled a wild four pot concept 2022 PRI show
Summernats 35 preview: Carolyn Hayes’s 275NOS Torana
Look out for this slick Drag Challenge build at Street Machine Summernats 35
Video: Our Barra-swapped MX-5 goes eights!
In this episode of Carnage, our little Mazda rockets into the eight-second club!
Video: Can the Barra-swapped MX-5 runs eights with its big turbo?
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty goes on the hunt for an eight-second pass in our Barra-swapped Mazda MX-5!
Video: Our Barra-swapped MX-5 gets a bigger turbo!
In this episode of Carnage, our MX-5 gets a big turbo upgrade!
Ford Powered Nationals 2022
A few quick highlights from the 2022 Ford Powered Nationals at Heathcote Park Raceway
Gurney Eagle-headed 372ci Windsor with GT40 history
This rare and historic race engine is destined for a pro street XR Falcon currently being pieced together for its unveiling at Summernats 35
Harrop-blown, Holden 355-powered VP ute
Josh O’Brien’s blown Holden-powered VP ute is a nine-second Drag Challenge veteran
Video: We stuffed up Turbo Taxi’s brand-new engine!
In this episode of Carnage, we discover that we made a major mistake with Turbo Taxi’s new engine
Video: Harrop-blown L8T on the dyno
The gurus at Mast Motorsports strap a Harrop TVS2650 supercharger to a built L8T