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Turbocharged and Nitrous-Boosted 429 cid LSX Engine

It’s tough to beat the lines and looks of a Chevy Nova. Jason Sack’s 1969 Nova is certainly up there in terms of coolest-looking, and it doesn’t hurt that it has 2,200+ horsepower under the hood courtesy of a turbocharged and nitrous-boosted 429 cid LSX engine! See for yourself!

Twin-Turbo 427 cid LS Engine

Somewhere in the range of 1,500-1,700 horsepower, this LS-powered ’68 Chevelle made a new personal best pass for owner Tanner Stover at Sick Week this year. Check it out!

1968 Chevelle with a Twin-Turbo 427 cid LS Engine

This 1968 Chevelle, owned by Tanner Stover, was thought out from the beginning to handle drag-and-drive competitions, and no detail was left undone. The gorgeous car features a twin-turbo 427 cubic inch LS engine capable of running 7-second passes! It’s our Engine of the Week!

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!

Mikael Borggren’s Turbocharged 388 cid LS-Powered Volvo

Just like his fellow Swede’s Stefan Gustafsson and Michael Westberg, Mikael Borggren got into the drag-and-drive scene a few years ago. He picked up this 1987 Volvo wagon in 2017 as a road car, but soon found himself upgrading and evolving it to the point it can make mid-6-second quarter-mile passes! That’s thanks to a

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!

Michael Westberg’s Twin-Turbo 400 cid LS Engine

Michael Westberg, who hails from Sweden, has been racing here in the U.S. recently and he’s been a force to be reckoned with at drag-and-drive events. His Chevy S10 pickup truck features a twin-turbo 400 cubic inch LS engine built by ACE Racing Engines, and the engine just propelled Michael to a Sick Week victory

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!

Howell EFI Wiring Harnesses for Land Rover LS Swaps

The Howell EFI LS-1 and Gen III/Vortec truck wiring harness is designed for manual or non-electronic transmission and includes mechanical throttle linkage. Options are available for emission connections or fan wiring.

Honing the LS

Modern honing techniques are as much a performance concern as they are part of engine design, and that’s thanks to the much tighter tolerances and specifications engines need these days. 

LS Intake Manifolds

LS swaps are popular for many reasons, but there are a lot of variations and details to sort through – more of them than you may expect – and many of them are associated with the intake manifold.

LS Cylinder Heads

The LS engine is known for its cylinder heads, and there are tons of options available to upgrade the factory components.