Video: 3,000 Horespower, Twin Turbo Big Block Ford Dyno Run

The horsepower potential of a single turbocharger, let alone two of them, is a well understood fact amongst drag racers and car folk. If 2,500 to 3,000+ horses is your mission and screw blowers or nitromethane aren’t within the confines of the rulebook, a pair of hair dryers combined with the right engine combination can serve up such a dish.

Regular viewers of DRAGZINE have seen their share of videos borrowed from the Steve Morris Engines vault, because to be frank, there’s perhaps no one in the business with as many wild, jaw-dropping engine combinations rolling through their shop as as the Morris facility. Most know Steve as a supercharger aficionado, but when called upon to whip up a turbo combo, he can still get it done.

This latest creation, built for the leaf spring-equipped Mach 1 Mustang of Steve Ashe from Kansas, is a 572 cubic inch, Big Block Ford that was previously a nitrous-aided bullet before Morris performed his boosted magic upon it.

The engine is built around an Eliminator Premiere A460 block and Trick Flow A460 cylinder heads, along with Morris’ custom camshaft and rotating assembly design. The pair of 88mm billet Bullseye turbos are fed through a Chiseled Performance intercooler to deliver the boost.

All the specifications and chatter aside, we know what you really want to hear is the kind of power this behemoth creates, and a behemoth it is. At 30 pounds of boost (actual intake boost of 29.5 pounds), the graph tops out at 3,030.7 horsepower and 2,295.7 ft-lbs of torque at 7,000 RPM. If that doesn’t make you giddy, you’re in the wrong hobby.

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Andrew Wolf

Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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