We are just now building this one now, so there aren't any pictures videos or dyno sheets to share yet. What you do see are pictures and videos of our flagship 1,000 hp Whipple supercharged LS7 engine built on a Dart LS Next block.
For some time now, people have been asking us to build an 800 hp version. It takes a lot to prepare a vehicle to handle and hookup 1,000 horses. The cost and complexity of the vehicle build further pile onto the admittedly not-inexpensive engine. The lower horsepower and torque of this build can work with other vehicle elements at a significantly lower overall cost. 800 hp is a lot more manageable for street builds and it's still a bunch more than your buddies' Hellcats and ZR1 Vettes. If your tires can only hookup 800 hp, anything over that is wasted and this piece is every bit as good-looking under your hood.
The twin screw 2.9L Whipple is a best-in-class product. It is not a re-branded OEM mass production piece. The screw design and built-in intercooler provide high boost with a minimum of heat for more power. Characteristic of most twin screw designs, it has an internal bypass allowing it to cruise under vacuum. Put the hammer down however, and the bypass slaps shut sending you from minimal torque to an estimated 750 lb-ft in a heart beat. It is an awesome experience and it explains why this has been our best-seller since it was first introduced. Check out this video and article published by Engine Labs described that our first Whipple LS7 build.
For this build, we use an iron GM block. The rotating assembly features Callies Compstar crank and rods topped off with Diamond R-series pistons.
A custom grind Comp Cams hydraulic-roller cam keeps the beat for the needle-bearing-free valve train. The CNC ported L92 heads are further tuned up by us on our Newen Contour CNC. Crowning the heads are our custom billet valve covers with coil relocation brackets to combine great looks with superior function.
A Holley HP engine management system directs the show. It is included in the package with the tune from your dyno session to make installation plug and play. The Holley unit can also control the available water-meth injection system which will chill the inlet air and improve performance under heavy load.
Up front and center is the matching serpentine system with all the accessories. No skimping here either. The 225 amp alternator will easily handle the electronics typical for modern restomod. The PS pump can be ordered either with its own reservoir or with a remote reservoir and fittings for hooking up your Hydratech brake boosters. The serpentine system and valve covers are also available upgraded to a polish finish.
Down below, we will work with you to select the oil pan right for your vehicle so that it leaves our shop drop-in ready for you. Oil pump? Melling, of course. Have a specific color scheme in mind? We will paint the block and select the ignition wires to match.
The power of an engine like this puts a transmission to the test. Unfortunately, many will come up short. For that reason, we have worked with top transmission suppliers (Hughes Performance for automatics, Tremec for manuals) so that we can offer pairings that work. We designed this engine to be a cruiser, and for us that points to over-drive transmissions like a 1,000 hp rated Hughes Performance 4L80e automatic. If you can keep your right foot in check and don’t go crazy on the gear ratio in the rear, you can pass everything on the road including the gas stations.
If you go with the 4L80e, the Holley HP can be upgraded to a Holley Dominator which can then control both the engine and transmission. This is a neat seamless package compared to having a separate trans controller. Hughes will also tune the converter to your vehicle specifications and planned driving pattern.
One nice final touch is the Holley Digital Dash. Worried about getting all the gauges wired up and working in your dash? Forget it. All the information you need or want to know is the Digital Dash which it can display through a variety of customizable screens.
Call us at 815-725-2727 to get all your questions answered and move on to the driving experience you've always wanted.
- These engines are not pollution compliant and are intended for transportation use only in pre-pollution controlled vehicles.
- All BRE engines are individually dyno tested and tuned. Customers will be supplied with video of their engine's dyno along with the dyno and build sheets.
- Dyno results on the same engine are influenced by atmospheric conditions. The same engine can easily test +/- 2% different on horsepower depending upon ambient conditions. The engine you receive will have completed its dyno session at no less than 98% of rated horsepower with the tune we provide.
- The photos representing our 2.9L Whipple engine design show a variety of customized builds and also reflect its design evolution. As such, there will be some differences in appearance and parts from what is shown in some of the pictures and videos.
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