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!
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
Video: Building Turbo Taxi’s new engine at Dandy Engines!
In this episode of Carnage, we head to Dandy Engines to build a fresh Barra for Turbo Taxi
Westend Performance-built blown 355ci Holden V8
This polished and gold painted beauty was built by Westend Performance for Andrew ‘Macca’ Mcallister’s HT Kingswood cruiser
Barra-swapped 1966 Mustang fastback
Justin Stephenson went searching for a new rig to Barra-swap and returned from his quest with a 10-second Mustang fastback
4/71 blown EFI Holden 202
Everyone knows that if you want a load of power on the cheap, the tried-and-true Barra or LS is probably the best way to go – but where’s the fun in that?
Video: Our Barra-swapped MX-5 smashes its PB!
In this episode of Carnage, we see if Scotty can run eights in Lightning McBarra!
Video: Budget-built Barra hits the dyno
Scotty puts his quick-and-dirty Barra build to the test on the Maxx Performance dyno
FOXSAKE Barra-powered Fox-body Mustang
Making an American icon even better with some homegrown Aussie horsepower
Video: How to build a 1000hp Barra on a budget
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty throws together a fresh Barra mill for our MX-5 on the cheap
BG Engines-built blown 389-cube Warhawk LS combo
Damian Baker of BG Engines is a big fan of World Products’ Warhawk LS7X block, which he’s used as the basis for the blown 389-cube head-kicker you see here
Video: What went wrong with the MX-5’s Barra!
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty pulls the heart out of Lightning McBarra to see what went wrong
Video: We killed the Trolvo’s 1JZ!
In this episode of Carnage, things are not well for the 1JZ in our beloved Trolvo
Video: What went wrong with the Trolvo’s 1JZ?
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty susses out what could be wrong with our nine-second 1JZ Volvo
Dave Cuell’s 355-cube HZ Premier – AANGRY
This stunning HZ Prem took a Top 60 spot at Summernats 33, but that didn’t stop owner Dave Cuell pulling it apart again
Video: Can the Trolvo run nines?
In this episode of Carnage, Scotty attempts to break the nine-second barrier in our 1JZ-swapped Volvo 240
Turbocharged 406ci LS combo – Mill of the Month
This stonking turbocharged LS combo is destined for Charlie Sant’s next project, a HSV-styled VN Commodore
ProCharged HZ Holden One Tonner
This elite-level HZ Tonner was built to get Levi Chitty hot under the collar on the burnout pad – and cool him down afterwards thanks to the handy under-tray esky!