There’s a certain beauty to an engine that makes its own power, without the need for hybrid battery packs and electric motors. It’s elegant, honest, and, in the case of this Nelson Racing Engines LSX prototype, mean as all hell.

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In this video, the NRE team shows off its latest handiwork in the form of a 427 ci (7.0-liter) twin-turbocharged build based on an iron block LSX. It’s good for about 1,000 horsepower on 91 octane pump gas, and is built to be dead-nuts reliable.

If those things sound like rather lofty goals, you’re clearly paying attention.

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Of course, as LSX TV points out, this sort of engineering doesn’t come cheap—it’s a build that costs “upwards of $40,000,” making it more expensive than many of the cars it might end up in.

This example, however, is destined for a suitable home: Bryce Blair’s 2012 Chevy Camaro show car that will debut at the 2014 SEMA show.

Hat tip to Frank L.!