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Kevin Smith’s Turbocharged 388 cid LS Engine

Kevin Smith, owner of KSR Performance & Fabrication, has been a big part of the drag and drive community for a while now. His shop, in addition to all the performance and fab work it regularly does, stays open during events like Sick Week, so competitors can utilize the lifts and tools to get back

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Twin-Turbo Gen II Coyote Engine

We’ve been more apt to check out Mustangs recently thanks to the high-performance potential of the Coyote engine, and Kolby Bouck’s 2017 Mustang with a Gen II Coyote engine is definitely no exception. Check out the details of this twin-turbo Gen II Coyote engine build!

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Kolby Bouck’s Twin-Turbo Gen II Coyote Engine

Kolby Bouck’s twin-turbo Gen II Coyote-powered Mustang was hard to miss at Sick Week 2024. Competing in the 1/8th-mile class, he was knocking out very low 5-second passes. Hear what’s inside his high-horsepower Coyote engine in this episode of Engine of the Week!

Gen II Coyote engine
Turbocharged 521 cid Pontiac Engine

Known as the Canadian Chuck Norris, Richard Guido drives his 1965 Pontiac GTO literally everywhere. It’s not just a daily driver, but a venerable drag-and-drive competitor thanks to a turbocharged 521 cid Pontiac engine making nearly 1,500 horsepower!

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Richard Guido’s Turbocharged 521 cid Pontiac Engine

Known by many as the Canadian Chuck Norris, Richard Guido has been a staple of the drag-and-drive scene for a long time. Not only does his Pontiac GTO, boasting a turbocharged 521 cid Pontiac engine, drive literally everywhere, the car gets it done on the track as well having won back-to-back Sick Week Stick Shift

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Turbocharged 414 cid L8T Engine in a Honda S2000

As we’ve mentioned in other Sick Week interviews, there aren’t tons of import cars at the annual drag-and-drive event in Florida, so when we see something like RC Flint’s Honda S2000, we take notice. Upon further investigation, RC opted to forgo the 4-cylinder for a 414 cid L8T engine, and we got the full scoop

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Honda S2000 Sports a Turbocharged L8T Engine

Following a fire with his Honda S2000 in December 2023, RC Flint spent five weeks in a mad dash to get his turbocharged L8T engine and the car back together in time for Sick Week 2024. Even with the setback, the S2000 had lofty goals. Check it out!

Honda S2000 L8T engine
Gen 3 Stage 3 Ford Coyote Engine

Fast Forward Race Engines has been pushing the envelope on Ford’s Coyote engine for quite a while. We stopped in to visit the shop, which won our 2023 Engine of the Year honors, and got the details to FFRE’s bread and butter short block – a Gen 3 Stage 3 Ford Coyote. Check it out!

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FFRE’s Gen 3 Stage 3 Ford Coyote Engine

If you don’t already know, Fast Forward Race Engines has been making a name for itself in the Ford Coyote engine market. The New Port Richey, FL-based shop does engine and machine work on a few different platforms, but they specialize in the Coyote stuff, and thanks to that speciality, the shop has been a

Ford Coyote engine
Twin-Turbo 4.1L Stroker GT-R Engine

Trevor Branden bought this 2010 Nissan GT-R 13 years ago with 6,000 miles on it. Today, it has over 192,000 street and competition miles on it, and has gone from 800 hp to over 1,600 hp thanks to a twin-turbo 4.1L stroker Nissan GT-R engine build from T1 Race Development. Check it out!

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Twin-Turbo Nissan GT-R Engine

At events like Sick Week, there aren’t a ton of competitors only pushing 6 pistons, but for Trevor Branden, he wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, his Nissan GT-R and its twin-turbo 4.1L stroker engine have done a multitude of events over the years, racking up nearly 200,000 miles since he got the

Nissan GT-R
ProCharged 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Prior to Sick Week 2024, we saw photos of Big 3 Racing co-owner Chuck Stefanski’s wagon, a 1981 Chevy Malibu rebodied as with LeMans parts, getting finishing touches, including an awesome ProCharged 540 cid big block Chevy engine. Check it out!

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