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Nelson Racing Engines 10.4-litre V8 twin turbo with 1400hp

November 10, 2011

Not content with the power of your measly 5- or 6-litre V8 engine? Perhaps this Nelson Racing Engines 10.4-litre V8 twin turbo with 1400hp item will suffice then.

The Nelson Racing Engines 10.4-litre V8 looks like a cross between a raging bull’s head and a giant concoction chrome tubing. In reality, that’s almost what it is.

In amongst it is a twin-turbo system with custom manifolds and piping, as well as a front-mount intercooler with a huge, angry-looking plenum feeding the forced air down into the heads.

It’s intended for serious racing applications, obviously, and develops an eye-popping 1044kW (1400hp) of power and 1896Nm of torque. This is on a normal tune using petrol found at your local servo.

On racing fuel, the Nelson Racing Engines 10.4-litre V8 twin turbo produces a staggering 1715kW (2300hp) of power and 2844Nm of torque. This amount of power is far greater than even the most powerful supercars around; the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has just 1200hp.

The engine is available from Nelson Racing Engines in the US, with prices starting at $52,000 (approximately AU$51,305).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.