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Nelson Racing Engines

  • SSC Tuatara’s twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V-8 engine

    A couple of months ago, we brought you news that America’s SSC had reached its performance target for the twin-turbocharged 7.0-liter V-8 engine destined for its upcoming Veyron-rivaling supercar, the Tuatara. That performance target was an output of 1,350 horsepower and 1,280 pound-feet of torque, generated by burning 91 octane gasoline bought at the pump. The engine has an aluminum block, compression ratio of 8.625:1, 9,200 rpm redline and weight of 428 pounds, but apart from these few details not much else is known about the mighty mill. Well, SSC has now been kind enough to provide...

  • Nelson Racing Engines Buggy
    Watch What 1,800 Horses Can Do To Sand: Video

    An 1,800-HP dune buggy rips through the desert like a sidewinder.

  • Code Red Shelby/Nelson Racing GT500
    Video: Shelby, Nelson Racing Team Up For 1,000 HP TT Code Red GT500

    The 2011 Shelby GT500 is an impressive beast, as we showed you from our first drive at Virgina International Raceway (complete with video). But now Shelby and Nelson Racing Engines have decided to team up to make the 2007-2009 GT500 something truly unique, with the aid of a pair of turbochargers...

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