Phil, Co owner of Driftworks wanted something that could be used on track that was light and had big power. The S65 block from an e92 M3 with a DCT gear box was transplanted. This build has been covered in detail by driftworks on their Youtube channel. If you are interested please see the bottom of this post.
Modified S65 sump
K&N induction kit for E92 M3
Custom 3D printed stacks
Standard E92 exhaust headers
Protec swirl pot with integrated fuel pump
ATL Fuel cell
Camber and castor adjustable geometry from custom top mounts.
E36 mono pro HSD fronts
Coil over converted rear with HSD mono pro with compact brackets
Manual steering by titan engineering
MK60 ABS unit from E46 CSL
Group A front control arms modified for increased lock
adjustable anti roll bars
356 mm front disc
343 mm rear disc
custom bells and brackets
3.6 Drexler LSD with custom ramp angles
Work MCO in satin black
17 x 10 at the back
17 x 8 at the front
Painted riviera blue
modified Carbon fiber wings
Carbon fiber bonnet
Resin boot and Carbon fiber wing
Carbon door inserts
Carbon fiber firewall
Carbon fiber dash, Flocked
NRG short hub quick release
Custom Nardi Driftworks steering wheel
Starting the E30 M3 BMW track car project – Pt 1 – S65 V8 & DCT
E30 M3 back from the bodyshop – track car project Pt 2
The rebuild begins on my S65 powered E30 M3 – Track car project pt 3
Installing the suspension on my BMW E30 M3 – Track car project Pt 4
Fuel system & bootlid for my E30 M3 – BMW track car project Pt5
Adjustable anti roll bars on my E30 M3 – BMW track car project Pt 6
Drexler differential for my E30 M3 + E92 M3 donor car – Track car project Pt8
My DCT E30 M3 track car project is done, kind of – Pt 8
Taking the S65 E30 M3 apart again? Track car project Pt 9
It's alive! First start for the S65 DCT E30 M3 – Track car project Pt 10
The custom exhaust for my S65 swapped E30 M3 – Track car project Pt11
Testing the DCT in my E30 M3 & fitting the S65 K&N induction kit – Track car project Pt12
Dyno time & road test for the S65 DCT swapped E30 M3 – Track car project Pt 13
Emergency S65 V8 for my BMW E30 M3 – Track car project Pt 14
First on track drama in my S65 V8 BMW E30 M3 – Track car project Pt 15
This car started life as one of six bomb squad cars for the Police in the UK. This sleeper has retained the sirens and features from when it was a bomb squad car but now it has the running gear from a HSV holden.
This customer has the top end of his Cayman rebuilt. Shortly after the rebuild the engine failed again. The customer decided he wanted to go down the road of an LS conversion. This was the first LS Cayman in Europe that we know of.
Craig, Owner of Dynotorque wanted a new daily driver that he could fit his kids into after the RX7 so he set out fitting an LSX with the subframe from an E92 M3 into an RX8. This is considered a perfect combination or blasphemy depending on who you ask. Dynotorque has carried out 25 RX8 conversions in total and 15+ Rx7.
GM LSX 454 crate motor
Holley fuel rails
Nick Williams 102 FBW throttle
Tr6060 high torque gearbox.
Factory twin plate dual mass flywheel
AP clutch master cylinder Braided clutch line
Tilton clutch delay valve
Fast 102 intake
Dyno torque full stainless steel exhaust system.
Dynotorque Lsx mount kit
Driftworks alloy radiator
Rx8 radiator fans
Twin oil coolers
High flow fuel pump
Hidden ls7 coils
Custom HY leads
HSD MonoPro SE3P coilover
Complete BMW E92 M3 rear subframe & axle swap – 3.15 ratio differential.
Hybrid prop shaft.
Powerflex front wishbone bushes.
Powerflex rear beam bushes.
Driftworks bump steer rod end kit.
380mm Alcon 6 pot front brakes
350mm rear brakes, Alcon 4 pots
Performance friction rotors,
Pagid RS12 pads.
M3 E92 discs (internal handbrake )
Braided lines all round.
Rx7 power steering rack. ( in place of electric rack).
The concept for the Hilux came about when James was looking for a cool new project to take on. The prerequisites were that it had to be retro, reasonably practical, be able to accept a couple of mountain bikes chucked in the back, and yet remain fun to drive and have the ability to easilty upgrade with MX-5 parts. Essentially, the plan was to re shell an MX-5 into the truck. Please see the bottom of this post for the build videos.
Power around 220hp at 0.6bar (8.8psi) boost
1,099kg, compare to the original 1,090kg
Subaru Turbo to the Mazda block using a G19 turbo kit
Motorsport Electronics ME221 ECU,
Custom OBP sumped fuel tank filled with foam baffles to stop fuel surge when on track
This car was owned by Craig, owner of Dynotorque and went through a few revisions starting with a rover V8 and ended up with a 1000hp+ Twin turbo LS3. This car has been featured in many publications including speed hunters.
Chassis By Dyno Torque: stitch-welded and heavily reinforced throughout, enlarged front and rear wheel tubs, fabricated transmission tunnel, engine and gearbox mounts, airjack mounts, all custom brackets and fittings. By Nickson Motorsport: T45 roll cage, NASCAR-style door bars, additional turret reinforcement and lower A-pillar leg protection
Suspension/Brakes Driftworks CS2 coilover suspension – Nissan S14 front and AE86 rear, Dyno Torque modified front crossmember for Nissan S14 steering rack, Driftworks Geomaster front hub knuckles, Driftworks S14 adjustable lower arms, Driftworks S14/AE86 Geomaster tension rods, Howe Racing rear 4-link alignment arms with adjustable pan, Dyno Torque lower dropped links, Ultra Racing AE86 front anti-roll bar, NASCAR high mount rear adjustable anti-roll bar, NASCAR AP Racing 6-pot front and 4-pot rear discs and calipers, custom front bells, Driftworks Masterbrite brake pads, Wilwood pedal box, Driftworks hydraulic handbrake with Knuckleduster handle, Driftworks brake lines
Exterior Magic Aero Driftworks custom wide arch front and rear Kevlar overfenders, Magic Aero custom fibreglass bonnet, custom front bumper and stock rear, fibreglass doors, fibreglass boot lid with integrated TRD N2-style spoiler, Plastics4Performance polycarbonate windows and NACA ducts
Interior Cobra Sebring Pro Driftworks Edition seats with custom embroidery, Nardi Driftworks special edition steering wheel, custom steering wheel spacer, TRS Pro 5-point harness, SPA electronic plumbed fire extinguisher, handheld fire extinguisher, filtered air to feed drivers helmet, complete custom car body loom by Dyno Torque, Race Technologies Dash2 dashboard display, Cartek wireless steering wheel controls, Dyno Torque fabricated rear firewall made from alloy and perspex
The car has a lot of coverage on youtube from drift events and videos taken from the original build thread. If you are interested in seeing more video pop over to the drift works you tube channel .
Driftworks at the BDC NEC round 2019
My 1st drift event in a year – Friday practice drama at the BDC
Last drive for the mad DW86? – 2018 BDC finals
Driftworks Does Trax 2018
AE86 Corolla Brotherhood meet at Driftworks 2018
Behind the smoke of our 100K celebration video
100k Subs – SKETCHY Burnout Celebration!
DW86 700HP DRIFT CAR – FULL BUILD VIDEO
DRIFT MATSURI 2017 – THE VLOG
LSX AE86 vs 1JZ R32 Skyline! British Drift Championship final 2017
Craig needed something to replace his E92 M3 daily, when this Vantage appeared. Its running an LT4 engine with Corvette Z06 Torque tube, gearbox and diffs. Driftworks have recorded multiple videos detailing the build. If you’re interested please see the end of this post.
Power and weight
Power around 700bhp
2018 GM LT4 supercharged engine
103mm throttle body
4” intake pipe
tubular 1 7/8” headers
Twin 3” exhaust
Standard rear box converted to full 3” flow
Z06 Corvette torque tube, gearbox and differential
Monster triple plate clutch
Dave mac bespoke drive shafts
Full bespoke engine and gearbox mounts
Z06 corvette gear linkage and gearknob
Emerald ECU to control dash , fans , throttle pedal , Aircon etc
Inter chilled charge cooler circuit
Standard Aston Martin shocks with HSD springs on a custome made adjustable Platform
400mm front Carbon ceramic Brembo brakes
360mm rears Carbon Ceramic Brembo brakes
WORK Gnosis FMB01 Wheels
19”x 11” rear 295/35/19” Michelin
19”x 9.5” fronts 265/35/19” Michelin
Carbon side gills
Driftworks have kindly recorded and edited the build progress of this car. Please watch the videos and give Driftworks a follow for more content.
Carbon brakes & forged wheels – LT4 swapped Aston Martin V8 project – Pt 8
The LT4 swapped Aston Martin runs! – DynoTorque V8 Vantage project pt 7
Mega update – LT4 swapped Aston Martin Vantage Project – Pt 6
Aston Martin Vantage LT4 swap project – Pt 5 – super charger porting
Aston Martin Vantage LT4 swap project – Pt 4 – wiring & shifter
Aston Martin Vantage LT4 swap project – Pt 3 – The Z06 drivetrain
700hp LT4 swapped Aston Martin Vantage Project – Pt 2
700hp LT4 swapped Aston Martin V8 Vantage project – Pt 1
The LT4 Aston Martin is done – V8 Vantage project Pt 9
The LT4 Aston Martin is done – V8 Vantage project Pt 9