Blown V8 Swapped Datsun Pickup vs Turbo 2JZ Honda Odyssey

June 7th, 2023

Hoonigan slips Down Under to the land of Koala bears and Kangaroos for this wild episode of This vs That. This video features two of the most radically modified vehicles imaginable. Let’s dig in and get a closer look at these unique racing machines.

First up is the 1973 Datsun 1200 UTE. Immediately, my attention was drawn to the hood of this tiny truck. There is a massive roots type blower protruding through an equally large opening. Underneath, a supercharged 6.0-liter GM LS4 V8 engine is capable of churning out 950hp. The LS4 block is cast iron and the crankshaft is stock. The blower is a GM 8-71, and it has a methanol injection setup that keeps intake air chilled. Shifting duties are handled via a 3-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel drive pickup weighs-in at 2,425-pounds. Every inch of this Datsun looks jam up and jelly straight.

In the other lane is a savage 2004 Honda Odyssey – yes, I said Honda Odyssey. This rear-wheel drive grocery-getter has been modified with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It can pony up 500hp and tips the scale at 3,968-pounds.

Time to get these two crazy cruisers on the tarmac for an Australian style tussle. G’day mates (and Sheilas).

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