Nelson Racing Engines has become famous for their twin turbo V8 setups making obscene amounts of horsepower.
But the engine builder has also developed some pretty impressive carbureted packages. The engine in this video is definitely one of them. It is a 632 cubic inch big block Chevy that’s destined for a Chevy Nova.
Thankfully, we get to see it make a few passes on the dyno first. What’s impressive is this big boy makes 1,100 horsepower and 1,127 ft/lbs of torque while running a hydraulic roller cam. Of course, a shot of nitrous doesn’t help either. We love it when owner Tom Nelson describes it as “just a little bit of spray, real rich and safe.”