DRW / Buick Alky V6 inside and out
An up-to-date inside view.
Passed by a Turbo Buick like I'm going in the opposite direction.
Gary Smith 2002 Camaro 347 Sears Point 29-Oct-2010 N/A 11.58 Sec @ 120 MPH Other Lane: Beautiful 1986 turbo Buick 9.2 Sec @ 150 MPH
The Ultimate Turbo Anti-lag System
A close up encounter with a new turbocharger anti-lag system that will soon change the face of turbo drag racing forever. A 224cid Buick V6 spooling a monster Borg Warner Airwerks S510/91mm turbo. These tests were performed with the afterburner set at a low initial setting. The full potential and limits of the afterburner feature are yet to be explored. This system is very capable of pushing the 3200 rpm stall speed (no Nitrous, zero Boost) of this torque converter to over 6200 rpm stall speed in 2 seconds, and in the same time generating over 220 kPa manifold pressure. Impressive only if you fully understand the demanding spooling requirements of the Airwerks S510 turbocharger. Pro light launch tests with the newly enhanced Nitrous/Methanol ALS coming up next. Update: Latest performance of the car, 2/12/11, 5.57 @ 126 mph in the 1/8 mile. 1.27 60'. The ALS activated for only 1.7 seconds, and shut down before launching the car from the starting line. In the comments section I have made entries that give detailed descriptions of how this system works and basics on how to set it up. This system is far from optimized. Hopefully others will play with this system and make further impressive advances with it. Warning: For Advanced Tuners Only! Update: There was a substantial leak discovered in a tee fitting in a MAP signal line that, at the time of this video, fed both the fuel pressure regulator and the Boost gauge. Trying to judge the Boost level with the fuel pressure and Boost gauges in this video would be inaccurate. The Boost level that was recorded by the ECM during these tests was in the range of 14 psi. The Boost gauge in this video (upper left gauge) is showing only 6 or 7 psi Boost due to the signal line leak.