This 380hp, 190ci Naturally Aspirated Corvair Engine At 9,000 RPM Is The Angriest Thing You Will Hear Today (Dyno Video)


This 380hp, 190ci Naturally Aspirated Corvair Engine At 9,000 RPM Is The Angriest Thing You Will Hear Today (Dyno Video)

In the realm of cool dyno videos, this one hits on the top end of the “good stuff” meter. We’re not sure that we have ever run a Corvair engine dyno video before but if we have, this one would trump it. The engine you are going to see is a full race unit designed to be run in an NHRA comp eliminator dragster. If we were guessing we’d say like an E-Econo Dragster or somewhere in that range. That class would make the car weight in at about 1100lbs or so as this motor measures out to 190ci. Like all econo-dragster entries this engine would be backed by an automatic transmission. The class limits carbs to a single 4bbl but we’re guessing in this case the pair of two bbls meet that requirement due to the layout of the engine.

So this little beast makes 380hp and 250 lb/ft at 9,100 RPM and it sounds like all of that on the video you’ll watch below. The motor has a 14.2:1 compression ratio, runs a roller cam of unlisted size, has highly modified cylinder heads and intake manifold setup by Ray’s Dyno and Machine and can sing to 9,100 RPM and be really, really happy sounding about it. To see one of these motors making this kind of HP naturally aspirated is jaw dropping for us anyway. We know there were turbocharged versions and guys have put blowers to them and all but just on its own making more than 2x the hottest version that the factory every put out and almost 3x what the healthiest naturally aspirated mill made is rare air for sure.

We saw several cool Corvairs this year at drag races and autocross events. They truly are neat cars and this motor is a romper stomper of the highest order in the Corvair food chain. While it wouldn’t be all that great on the street making the power at such high RPM levels, we bet it really scoots a dragster down the track with the right gearing behind it!

PRESS PLAY BELOW TO WATCH THE CORVAIR MOTOR FROM HELL SCREAM OUT 380HP AT 9,100 RPM!


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