We’re like everyone else in the high performance world these days. We get dazzled by the big numbers that boosted engines produce. Four digit horsepower seems to be as easy to make as falling out of a tree. That being said, is there anything better than a solid, usable naturally aspirated engine to shove your hot rod down the road? We’re talking an engine that makes big power and good RPM and will provide smiles for thousands and thousands of miles without some sort of insane maintenance routine or a pile of one-off parts. That’s why this engine is cool to us. That and the fact it’s heading into a kind of odd-body in the form of a 1962 Ford Thunderbird!
Watch the horsepower and the dyno sweep to see how this thing makes power and while we do not have the torque numbers we have to imagine that they are stout as well. Horsepower and torque cross at 5252, right? Well if that is the case this sucker will be melting tires and creating screams of joy from passengers, even in that tank of a Thunderbird.
You have an LS7 aluminum block, LS3 heads, Weisco pistons and rings, Holley EFI, and a custom ground COMP cam making this magic happen. For those of you who are not impressed with a 600hp engine understand we’re not saying that this is the greatest mill ever built, we’re just digging on the fact that it has street manners, an AC compressor, and will be a raw joy to hammer on the street.