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Turbocharged 388 cid LS Engine

When you look at a Volvo wagon, all sorts of things come to mind, but running quarter-mile passes of any speed usually isn’t one of them. However, Mikael Borggren’s 1987 Volvo with a turbocharged 388 cid LS engine capable of 6-second passes is definitely a sight to see! Read up about all the engine details!

118mm Turbocharged 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

These days, a 200+ mph pass at a drag-and-drive event like Sick Week, is commonplace. However, it’s not every race you watch a competitor’s doors literally get blown off. Stefan Gustafsson did just that while running a PR of 6.43 at 218 mph thanks to his C4 Corvette and its turbocharged 540 cid big block Chevy engine. See what’s in this 2,100+ horsepower engine!

Twin-Turbo 400 cid LS Next Engine

Achieving five consecutive days of mid-6-second passes and 1,000 miles driven on the street earned Michael Westberg the 2023 Sick Week overall win. His Chevy S10 features a 400 cubic inch twin-turbo LS Next engine. See what’s in this engine build done by ACE Racing Engines!

Turbocharged 388 cid LS-Swapped 1973 Toyota Celica

Proof that cars from the ’70s were awesome is Steve Groenink’s 1973 Toyota Celica. Saved from a farmer’s field, this Celica features a turbocharged 388 cid LS engine capable of 6-second passes. Check it out!

Twin-Turbo 429 cid Ford Boss Engine

Earl Schexnayder of Schexnayder Racing is a Ford guy through and through. As such, he has been entering drag-and-drive events with his 2000 Cobra Mustang and a twin-turbo 429 Ford Boss engine since 2011. Check out what makes this Ford combo a sweet one!

Twin-Turbo 5.0L Coyote Engine

Brett LaSala’s first ever Sick Week in his 2012 Mustang named Snot Rocket was a huge success thanks to a new personal best ET, a class win in Modified, 3rd place overall and ‘Quickest Ford’ honors. It’s all thanks to a 2,500-horsepower, twin-turbo, 5.0L Coyote engine built by Fast Forward Race Engines. Check it out!

Nitrous-Powered 7.3L Ford Godzilla Engine

Looking to push the limits of a production Ford Godzilla engine, Paul Svinicki of Paul’s High Performance stuck the engine in his 2010 Cobra Jet, added some better components and some nitrous. Check out the result!

2,500-HP Twin-Turbo 427 cid LS Engine

Having done a lot of the paint and bodywork himself, Will Tetro’s 1968 Nova stood out at the 2022 PRI show. His shop, Harbor Auto Restoration, helped build the car to handle 2,500 horsepower, and making that power is a twin-turbo 427 cubic inch LS engine built by Ochs Performance.

Blown 526 4.900” Chevy/Hemi Engine

Not all engines are created equal! Just check out this blown 526 4.900″ Chevy Hemi engine built by Nick Bacalis of Bullet Racing Engines for a Pro Mod application. This engine’s bells and whistles help it make 3,500 horsepower!

1,700-HP Supercharged Suzuki-Based Top Fuel Motorcycle Engine

Making a 1/4-mile pass in 5.50 seconds at nearly 270 mph requires zero mistakes by both the racer and the crew. That ET is the current Top Fuel motorcycle world record belonging to Larry “Spider-Man” McBride. We got to speak with him and learn more about his 1,700-hp supercharged Suzuki-based Top Fuel motorcycle engine.

Vortech Supercharged 572 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

When David Pearson of Little Evil Racing shows up at the track with his Pro 275 Foxbody Mustang, people fear him, and for good reason. David has set numerous 275 drag radial world records, and with a Vortech supercharged 572 cid big block Chevy in this Mustang, another record may fall!

422 cid Small Block Chevy Circle Track Engine

We were treated to a shop tour of Terry’s Machine Shop by owner Todd Gilliam. This old-school machine shop outside of St. Louis does a little bit of everything, and they had just wrapped up this badass 422 cubic inch small block Chevy engine for a circle track customer. Check it out!