What is that one car that you can never, ever get out of your head? You know the type – maybe it’s a car that you didn’t expect to see modified, or a car with those dream wheels you’ve always wanted, or a car with paint so nice that you wonder what kind of wild magic the painter pulled off in the booth.
Today, we’re taking an overall look at where to begin with the engine mounting process. There’s a lot to consider: how does the chassis need to be modified, where does the engine need to be, and is there room for axles? The Honda K24, being a front-wheel-drive platform, has lots of similarities with the Ferrari 308 GTBi’s F106 engine with respect to layout: both are transverse engines with similar transmission styles.
Classic car prices are exploding… and us classic ’80s and ’90s BMW fans are watching in terror as cars that were once disposable and cheap have reached new heights in value. The icons of the era, like the E30 M3, are well more than double their cost when new, while poorly kept examples headed for the junkyard have moved from a “few hundred” dollars to a “few thousand.” As these classics age, it makes finding worthwhile examples exceedingly tough, too.
2020 was one wild ride by any conceivable measure, and we’re thankful that 2021 is finally upon us. Not wanting to let all of 2020 go to waste, though, we ended the year with a special event. We partnered with our friends at H&R Springs to give away our would-be SEMA car in the wake of the cancelled event. With a trio of StanceWorks Art Prints available to help aid in the process, we set out to give one lucky entrant a brand new BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe…
Plenty of you guessed it, and many more missed the mark… Love it or hate it, I’m stuffing a Honda K24 along with a turbocharger into the back of the Ferrari 308 GTBi. From its light weight and its low cost, to its huge power potential and its massive aftermarket, it only makes sense… not to mention, it’s going to be a riot based on reactions alone.