In the high-powered world of drag racing, bolting a few massive turbos onto an LS V8 is a recipe for success, with simply outrageous power potential available to those with the knowledge to unlock it. Now, a pair of built-and-boosted LS V8s are going head-to-head in two very different platforms, with a 2006 Corvette Z06 lining up alongside a 1927 Dodge in Hoonigan’s “This vs. That” web series.
Let’s start with the 2006 Chevy Corvette Z06. Under the hood, this Vette is running a 427 LSX V8, which is stuffed by a pair of 68-mm turbochargers. The motor is also running a self-adjusting flex fuel tune, while output is sent to the rear wheels through a two-speed Powerglide transmission. According to the owner, his Corvette Z06 is showing up to the party with about 1,000 horsepower, but with max boost, the setup can turn to the tune of about 1,500 horsepower. The fastest run it’s done thus far is a 5.5 at 130 mph in the eighth mile.
In the other lane is the 1927 Dodge Brothers Lunch Money Hot Rod, which is rocking a 388 cubic-inch LS equipped with AFR cylinder heads and a Plazmaman intake, not to mention two 60-mm turbochargers. For now, the setup is good for 600 horsepower to the tire, with output routed through an ATI Pro Glide transmission.
While the Corvette Z06 clearly has the power advantage, there’s a whole lot more to the story. The Dodge is significantly lighter, weighing in at 2,700 pounds to the 3,400-pound Vette. What’s more, the race is on a non-prepped surface, which makes traction hard to come by, especially when there’s a four-figure LSX thumping down the track.
So then, what we have here are two outrageous LS engines, but stuffed into two completely different vehicles. Who can get the power to the ground? Watch to find out: