What you’re looking at here is the cutest little badass V-8 I’ve ever seen, shipped all the way from New Zealand. Motorcycle aficionados might recognize half the engine, as it’s from a BMW S1000RR. The clever folks at Synergy took two of those cylinder banks and mated them to a billet crankcase to create a 2000cc V-8 that revs to 14,600 rpm, the same ceiling as the S1000RR. The team’s Nick Rogers says the motor produces a stout 420 hp rated at its billet crank, and he says you could have one of your own for about $50-60k.

Taking a cue from MO’s more is more attitude, the CMR Bonneville effort brought two cars powered by the Synergy V-8 to the salt flats: Cookie and Wairua. Cookie is an early-1990s Nissan Sunny (NX2000, pictured above) that went 184 mph on Bonneville timing before it destroyed its Honda K20 transmission. Wairua is a slippery streamliner that reached 260 mph to set a new record in the G/FS category.