Over the last few months, the Cas-trol Syntec Top Shop Challenge has become a pissing match of sorts. The classic tale of "who's got the bigger package" has become the highlight of this competition as our six competitors anxiously stand idly by awaiting each other's every move like a shadow. While the rest of our competitors still scurry around from shop to shop like headless chickens looking for reputable parts to build their engines, we at Turbo magazine would like to fill them in on a little secret. Super Street, Import Tuner, Modified, Sport Compact Car, eurotuner, and Lowrider magazines, we hate to burst your bubble but SP Engineering has completed the RB26DETT and to put things mildly its gonna wreck sh*t up! Now that the engine has been built, and is currently under dyno testing and tuning, both Turbo magazine and SP Engineering can grab a cold beer and sit back and relax. We'll be laughing all the way to the finals to take the winning prize money and bragging rights. Until then, prove us wrong and drop us a line. We're team players and won't disclose any secrets from our competitors because in the end were all reaching for the same goal. We'll be more than happy to show you how to build a real engine.
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Modified/AMS Performance Engine:...
Engine: Mitsubishi 2.0L 4G63
Rumored Build: 1,000 hp
We Say: Mass explosion on engine dyno. They won't pass the second round.
Engine: Audi 2.3L 20V
Rumored Build: 650 to 775 hp depending on boost, 30 to 40 psi
We Say: With porting like this we're expecting 500 hp on a good day.
Import Tuner/G-Dimension Engine:...
Engine: Nissan 2.0L SR20DET
Rumored Build: 900 hp
We Say: Valvetrain failure or turbo lag from big turbo to make the power.
Lowrider/Ace Machine Engine:...
Engine: Chevrolet ZZ502 Twin Turbo
Rumored Build: 502 hp out of a crate motor (1,000-plus twin turbo)
We Say: 502 cubic inches, bore/stroke: 4.466 inches x 4. Need we say more? We need horsepower not tree stump pullers.
Super Street/Bisimoto Engine:...
Engine: Honda 2.2L F22 non-VTEC
Rumored Build: 350 hp
We Say: Decent SOHC power but no match for the RB26DETT.
Sport Compact Car/Cosworth...
Sport Compact Car/Cosworth
Engine: Nissan 3.5L VQ35DE
Rumored Build: 450 naturally aspirated horsepower
We Say: Competitive on engine dyno but falls short in terms of points needed to win.