|Application||Year Range||Part #|
Small-block Chevy V-8, 800-1100 hp
Stock block | Standard port heads | Low-pressure wastegates
Stock block | Raised port heads | Low-pressure wastegates
Aftermarket block | Standard port heads | Low-pressure wastegates
Aftermarket block | Raised port heads | Low-pressure wastegates
Stock block | Standard port heads | High-pressure wastegates
Stock block | Raised port heads | High-pressure wastegates
Aftermarket block | Standard port heads | High-pressure wastegates
Aftermarket block | Raised port heads | High-pressure wastegates
When people achieve power, they often want more. For extreme examples, think of history's many tyrants. For less extreme examples, think about hot rodders. While it's true that we hot rodders are slightly less deviant that the Napoleons of the world, we are fairly consumed with increasing our power - horsepower that is.
A little power under the hood leads to ambitions of more, much more, (insert evil laugh here.) After the first grab and taste for horsepower, there's no choice but to become a local tyrant at the dragstrip or on the street.
For those who lust for domination, Gale Banks Engineering has taken the small-block Chevy and given it more power than any reasonable person could want. Perfect! When it comes to musclecars, are any of us horsepower junkies truly reasonable? Banks' twin turbo-powered small-block Chevys have the capability of producing up to 1100 horses at the flywheel. Click below to see the rest of the article!
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Gale Banks Engineering built a Twin-Turbo engine for a customer's '69 Camaro in Australia, and this is it being tested on a dynamometer. The results: 1100 hp. That'll be one happy Aussie!
At the 2006 SEMA show, streetfire.net interviewed Peter Treydte of Gale Banks Engineering about twin-turbo and diesel projects.
Banks Power twin-turbo Chevy small-block engines and kits are available to the public, and here on HorsePowerTV, Gale covers the turbo basics, plus how he creates staggering power gains.
For the first time (that we're aware of), a Banks Twin Turbo engine finds a home in a motorcycle, and not just any motorcycle, a three-wheeled one at that!
“If you're ever crossing a mountain pass and you can't seem to keep up with the pickup or RV in front of you, chances are good you're following a Banks-equipped truck.”
Sport Truck (Dec '02)