The Red Demon is being billed as the World’s Fastest All-Wheel Drive Car and the World’s Fastest Diamond Star Motors (DSM) car. It is built and campaigned by Boostin Performance (BP) out of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
The BP team gets an opportunity to display their extraordinary brand of resiliency when the engine block literally splits in half during testing; pulling the main bearing studs out in the process. That’s about as broken as an engine block can get but this skilled crew ain’t quite ready to fly this Eagle back in the trailer yet. They work through the night and manage to qualify by the skin of their teeth only to split the crank gear (for the timing belt) during the run. They get that fixed only to get stumped by mechanical failure on the starting line. There is no worse feeling than that.
This all-wheel drive 1996 Eagle Talon has a BP built 2.0-liter Mitsubishi engine with aluminum connecting rods, a BP ported Stage 3 cylinder head with a pair of Kelford 280 camshafts, and a Precision 83-millimeter turbocharger stuffing air into a 75-millimeter throttle body and through a JMF Drag intake manifold. The combination was good for a best 1/4-mile ET of 7.56-seconds @ 201 mph.