Love the "bottle"? This one is for you! Want incredible power at a great $/hp? Look no further.
The first incarnation of this beast debuted on Power Tour 2015 riding in the back of our shop El Camino as seen in the photo with Miss Painless Performance. It had a lot of new product firsts: Dart Pro1 LS3 heads, Edelbrock Super Victor manifold with a built-in Nitrous Outlet puck. This unique top end was mounted on a Gen1 Dart LS Next iron block which required a custom oil pan and accessories.
The build now underway features the new Dart SHP LS Next which is skirted and takes the OEM pan and accessories. The rotating assembly combines custom Callies Dragonslayer crank and Ultra rods with custom Diamond pistons to yield 427 cubic inches from its 4.125" bore and 4.00" stroke. This geometry gives us room for a great ring package and with Dart's longer sleeve, fully supports the piston throughout its stroke. Cometic MLX head gaskets are another new product used here as they are simply the best available. We've been continuously fine tuning with Comp Cams so the cam's been tweaked a little too. Like its predecessor, the engine will come with a Holley HP engine management system and our own serpentine system. More on that later. For now, check out the video from our dyno room when the beast is fed a 600 shot (Facebook post June 2015)
We top those Dart LS3 Pro1 heads with our signature billet valve covers which support a set of Holley smart coil packs and BRE custom ignition wires. Running the whole show is a Holley HP Engine Management System which comes with the tunes from your engine’s dyno session. This is an amazing piece of technology as it turns nitrous from an untamed beast into a reliable power-adder. If the nitrous system is armed, the ECU turns the nitrous on and off at the preset conditions. It will also pull timing if it sees anything amiss. All this in milliseconds with no driver intervention.
Up front and center is the matching billet serpentine system with all the accessories. No skimping here either. The 225 amp alternator will easily handle the electronics typical for modern restomod. The PS pump can be ordered either with its own reservoir or with a remote reservoir and fittings for hooking up your Hydratech brake boosters. The serpentine system and valve covers are also available upgraded to a polish finish.
Down below, we will work with you to select the oil pan right for your vehicle so that it leaves our shop drop-in ready for you. Oil pump? Melling, of course. Have a specific color scheme in mind? We will paint the block and select the ignition wires to match.
The power of an engine like this puts a transmission to the test. Unfortunately, many will come up short. For that reason, we have worked with top transmission suppliers (Hughes Performance for automatics, Tremec for manuals) so that we can offer pairings that work. Our highly-modified Hughes 4L80e or Tremec T-56 six speed can get the job done.
If you go with the 4L80e, the Holley HP can be upgraded to a Holley Dominator which can then control both the engine and transmission. This is a neat seamless package compared to having a separate trans controller. Hughes will also tune the converter to your vehicle specifications and planned driving pattern.
One nice final touch is the Holley Digital Dash. Worried about getting all the gauges wired up and working in your dash? Forget it. All the information you need or want to know is available in the Digital Dash which it can display through a variety of customizable screens.
THIS BUILD WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE RACE & PERFORMANCE EXPO IN SCHAUMBURG ILLINOIS FEBRUARY 25TH & 26TH. IT IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE NOW FOR DELIVERY IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SHOW. ACTUAL DYNO VIDEO AND RESULTS WILL BE POSTED PRIOR TO THE SHOW.
THE PRICE QUOTED INCLUDES THE SERPENTINE SYSTEM, HOLLEY HP ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND OIL PAN SELECTED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR VEHICLE. THE VALVE COVERS AND SERPENTINE SYSTEM CAN ALSO BE UPGRADED TO A POLISHED FINISHED INSTEAD OF BLACK. PLEASE CALL FOR ANY CUSTOMIZING OR TRANSMISSION PAIRINGS.
- These engines are not pollution compliant and are intended for use only in pre-pollution controlled or off road vehicles.
- All BRE engines are individually dyno tested and tuned. Customers will be supplied with video of their engine's dyno along with the dyno and build sheets.
- Dyno results on the same engine are influenced by atmospheric conditions. The same engine can easily test +/- 2% different on horsepower depending upon ambient conditions. The engine you receive will have completed its dyno session at no less than 98% of rated horsepower with the tune we provide.