If you're into half-mile racing, you'll know the easiest way to break into the four-digit horsepower mark is to either supercharge or turbocharge an engine. This Corvette owner decided to do neither of those things.
Driver Eddie Blackwell instead decided to get his engine from , a shop in Cumming, Georgia. Rather than take the forced induction route, Blackwell's C5 Corvette is equipped with a fully built, naturally aspirated 1100-horsepower 7.4-liter Chevy LSX engine capable of revving to 9200 rpm. According to , the motor uses Mast Motorsports Mozez canted valve cylinder heads, dual throttle bodies, and a ProEFI Pro128 fuel system.
Getting all that power to the ground is an RPS carbon clutch, a PPG sequential transmission, and an RPM Transmission differential.
Unsurprisingly, the engine sounds amazing. Here, take a listen.
It's not just for show either. Blackwell set the record last week for fastest naturally aspirated LS cars in the half-mile at 194.2 mph. Forced induction: Who needs it?