Whipple powered GT500 built to fly.
It’s been said that speed is the only truly modern sensation. Â Perhaps that’s one of the reasons we gearheads are so drawn to massive power numbers and triple-digit top-end runs? Â One thing is for certain, there has never been a better time to live for those who want to be on the cutting edge of top speed street car performance. Â With each of the big three producing massively powered blown cars in the last couple years, those want to hit a buck-fifty plus need only have a bit of a fearless streak a straight/open strip of asphalt. Â But what happens when bolt on levels of high-speed performance just aren’t cutting it anymore? Â It’s time to build.
That’s just where SVTP Member deepblue13 (Cory) found himself. Â After competing an several Mile and 1/2 Mile events Cory wanted more, and he knew the best way to get there was the old fashioned method; MORE POWER!!! Â So with his sights set on 1,300HP he called up L&M and ordered a custom 5.4L Aluminum bullet (poked to 5.8L) as the heart of his GT500. Â That sexy block was filled with; ductile iron sleeves, a polished (double keyed) crank,Â custom pistons fromÂ Diamond, Manley Pro billet I-beam rods, L&M ported heads Ferrea valves with titanium retainers, and custom ground cams.
We all know that an engine is essential just an air pump; and the more air we can move through it, the more fuel we can burn, and in-turn the more power we can make. Â To that end, Cory will be force feeding those custom L&M ported heads with a polished Â 4.0 Whipple Twin Screw Supercharger being spun by a 3.125″ pulley. Â Capable of movingÂ 2518 CFM of air at a max of 30 PSI the Whipple is certainly up to the task of hitting Cory’s goal of four-digit power numbers.
Cory’s GT500 build doesn’t stop with the power plant. Â As one might expect, it continues on to the transmission and rear-end. Â For the full details on the build thread (with a ton more pics and info) check out the link below: