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2,000+ HP Capable GT500 Short Block

Starting out building custom drag race engines, Fast Forward Race Engines has transitioned into doing batch engine work for other shops the last decade. One of it’s best-selling short blocks is this 2,000-HP capable GT500 and we’ve got all the details.

347 Ford Stroker Engine

Daniel Mishustin had always wanted to take on a large car project. He finally got his chance when he bought a worn out 1968 Mustang with a 302 Ford V8 that needed a rebuild. He turned it into a 347 stroker and we have the details.

Twin-Turbo Gen III 5.0L Coyote Engine

Hoping to see 1/4-mile times in the 6-second range, Raul Lopez Jr. and his dad, who run Infinite Performance Racing, recently built a twin turbo Gen III 5.0L Coyote engine for a 1992 Foxbody Mustang hatchback. Check it out for yourself!

Four-Cylinder 2.5L “Polo” Porsche Engine

This build of a 1963 356 B Cabriolet Porsche done by Marlon Goldberg of Workshop 5001 features a four-cylinder 2.5L engine called the Polo engine. It uses mixed and matched parts from almost every generation of air-cooled 911 engine ever built, as well as parts from some of the water-cooled era. The result is this oddity Porsche powerplant, and it’s awesome!

482 cid Stack Injected Ford FE Engine

When a customer came to RPM Performance & Machine asking for a badass engine build, RPM delivered this 482 cid Ford FE engine with Borla Induction stack injection and Holley EFI. Check out the full details!

3,000-HP Twin-Turbo 427 cid LS Engine

Stefan Rossi of ACE Racing Engines recently took a month off from building customer engines in an effort to focus on rebuilding his 1966 Chevy Nova SS drag car equipped with a twin-turbo 427 LS engine to compete at Drag Week. He didn’t end up making it to Michigan this year, but he still wound up with a 3,000+ hp LS build. Check it out!

Supercharged 331 cid Small Block Ford Engine

After a liver transplant left Lonnie Smith with more time on his hands than he knew what to do with, he decided to build another hot rod. He found this ’88 Ford Ranger GT in Kentucky and has spent the last 13 years modifying it. The latest addition is a supercharged 331 cid small block Ford engine. Check it out!

392 6.4L Hemi Engine

Wanting to build a mid-engine car for years, Mike Copeland finally came across the perfect build when he spotted a Dodge Rampage while eating BBQ in Virginia. Copeland and his shop, Arrington Performance, found an ’84 Rampage to rebuild and upped the horsepower by putting in this 392 6.4L Hemi to make it really badass.

454 Big Block Chevy Engine with EFI

While combing Summit Motorsports Park during the 2021 Hot Rod Power Tour for some standout cars and engines, we spotted Rick Cox and his 1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88, which had a 454 big block Chevy engine proudly on display. We had to know more and so should you. Check it out.

Supercharged 5.2L GT500 Mustang Engine

In 2010, Rebecca Starkey bought a brand new 2011 5.0L Mustang. It was the first vehicle that VMP Performance started hammering with R&D efforts, and after 11 years, it’s had a lot done to it. Find out what makes this supercharged 5.2L GT500 Mustang tick today!

582 cid SR20 Nitrous Jet Boat Engine

This 582 cid SR20 nitrous jet boat engine was built by Mike Miller of Mike Miller Racing Engines for all-out, max-effort racing. The 1,700-horsepower capable engine is one of Miller’s best nitrous combinations yet. Find out why!

ProCharged 5.0L Coyote Engine

Samantha Moore of Vector Motorsports got hooked on racing right out of college and hasn’t looked back ever since. Now she’s one of the best in the NMRA Limited Street class with her 2014 Mustang and its ProCharged 5.0L Coyote engine. See what went into this impressive build!