Everyone knows that the guys at Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) are pushing the envelope to the very edge with regards to maximum performance. This video shows you just how far these professionals are willing to go to extrapolate every ounce of horsepower from the last cubic inch of their popular handcrafted, custom built crate motors.
Running a dynamometer is a risky proposition, even when the engine is bolted into a chassis, but when you are talking about testing loose supercharged engines anything can happen. Now add in copious amounts of a volatile and highly combustible fuel known as methanol-alcohol and “Katie bar the door.” These guys are running a 1,147hp (16-pounds of boost), 7.0-liter Chevrolet engine, with a 1071 blower, and twin alcohol prepped carbs. Join Tom Nelson (the man, himself) as he walks you through destroying the dyno room with a fire breathing methanol hurricane.