How to make a Chevy Corvair more thrilling? Try turbo K24 power

By Colin Wood
Jul 27, 2023 | Chevrolet, Honda, chevy, Corvair, K24, Your Projects, Chevrolet Corvair, Honda K24

What do you keep in your backseat? Shopping bags? An occasional child? Burger wrappers?

What about a turbocharged Honda K24 engine?

Forum user chris_white is in the midst of fitting the turbo Honda engine into a Chevy Corvair. The end goal? A sub-2500-pound track car with approximately 500 horsepower on tap.

(If an engine-swapped Corvair sounds familiar, it should, as AngryCorvair recently brought a V8-powered Corvair to our 2023 Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge.)

The Corvair chris_white is building also currently features Brembo brakes normally found on high-power Dodges, with a custom-fabricated suspension setup made up of parts from a bolt-in kit.

Follow the progress of this K24-powered Corvair over at the aptly-named K24 Corvair build thread.

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Duke MegaDork
7/27/23 1:09 p.m.

I always wanted to do exactly that with a late-'90s Integra, but a Corvair is more awesomer.


Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/27/23 2:50 p.m.

Oh my...  Please continue.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/27/23 3:56 p.m.
Noddaz said:

Oh my...  Please continue.

I know, right?

Something feels so right about this build.

aircooled MegaDork
7/27/23 5:02 p.m.

I approve of this build!   I have always thought the drivetrain from a MazdaSpeed3 would be a great swap also.  I even measured it once. They have almost the exact same wheel track.

It's going to get kind of warm back there!  Using the rear side windows as an airflow source is a common solution for the V8 conversions.

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