If you love high-horsepower builds and classic Camaros, then boy do we have just the thing to make your day. The video we came across serves as a preview of Nelson Racing Engines‘ first-gen “Camaro Supercar”, which will be powered by a 447-cubic inch, twin-turbocharged LSX V8 making 1,650-horsepower and 1,480 pound-feet of torque. As impressive as those figures are, Tom Nelson believes the application is capable of making an even more mind-blowing 1,800 ponies at full-tilt.
This particular LSX is fitted with NRE’s new Gen-2 Symmetical Mirror image twin-turbocharger setup, and in the video we see the team testing and observing the differences between their Gen-1 and Gen-2 turbo setups. The Gen-2 turbocharger features a ported compressor and a billet 11-blade compressor wheel, which is represents a departure from the 12 6/6 blades that were used for the Gen 1 setup.
Outside of the mammoth power, Nelson’s team was focused on making this application as reliable as possible by measuring various pressures and temperatures while hammering on the LSX on the engine dyno. The increased focus on reliability and daily livability is what the reason that the “daily driver package” moniker is in the name.
To hear more about this package and what makes it so special, hit play on the embedded video.