In the world of 2021, we get to basically decide on a whim how much horsepower we want and how we want to make it. Turbocharged inline six engines making enough steam to run 6-second quarter mile times in full bodied cars are the norm. LS engines in all of their encompassing glory can be found everywhere making stupid power and even old school platforms can be boosted into the stratosphere. You are going to watch this supercharged traditional small block mane 1,600hp and 2,000+ lb-ft of torque on the hub dyno at FuelTech and it is mental.
While the displacement is not given, let’s assume it is around 420-430ci and while the description on the video calls the supercharger an 8-71 it sure looks a look bigger than that to us. When you see Luis drive this thing on the dyno, making a couple of simulated runs, you will understand just how shag nasty this little engine is. Amazingly it does not even have spread port heads on it! We wish we knew some of the hard parts that make up this combo, like which heads are on it but the bottom line is that the car is going to be a 6-second bracket racing monster and it will make big MPH at the top end of the quarter mile for sure.
There was a time when the idea of making 1,600hp with a roots blown small block would have been pure fantasy outside of the realm of nitro burning drag machinery. Not anymore. You can order all the parts that this engine has and make your own small block dynamo but damn, you’d likely STILL be chasing this dude!