2000 hp will not live long. Get a turbine. Even 1500 hp engines are a lot of work and money to keep running. Also require race gas. Rod's 2000 hp engines had a lot issues.
I will say it again get a turbine. I do like the V16 Keith is working on. Two V8 900 hp NA engines coupled.
Ummm 1,500 Hp. turbo's are living very well !
Change the valve train every 250 hours.
Bottom end seems to always look beautiful...........
And be for you suggest it..........No turbo Lag either.
Boost comes on at 1,850 rpm's on the dyno.
I Know most people can't dyno this low, but I'm not talking smack either. Technology has come a long way if your in the right camp.
"If some is good, more is better.
And to much is just enough."
Tom Nelson @ Nelson Racing Engines can build you a turbo or blown setup in the 2000hp range....
Here is a link to a turboed setup that makes 2400-2500 on race and 1700-1800 on pump....
I think he has a 1 year warranty as well....
All his engines can be marinized and he has done plenty....
Great question. Here's what I suggest.
Listen closely to Kilo Kat and Brad Zastrow. They know from whence they speak. With 2,000 hp output, turbine engines are the only things that will even approach "reliability." It's not even arguable.
But if you really want it from the proverbial horse's mouth, call Mike D'Anaballe at Sterling. He'll tell you he can build a 2,000-hp engine. He'll also tell you, straight up, that it won't live very long.
Lots of great info here..Thanks!
I am not currently in the market, but may be soon, I was just curious of where the latest technology has taken us...I jst don't wanna mislead anyone..
Last edited by Moving2Miami; 03-26-2009 at 10:57 PM.
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