Nerd’s Eye View: SEMA 2014 Part II

Nerd’s Eye View: SEMA 2014 – Part 2

by Khiem Dinh

Khiem Dinh is an engineer for Honeywell Turbo Technologies at the time of this writing.  All statements and opinions expressed by Khiem Dinh are solely those of Khiem Dinh and not reflective of Honeywell Turbo Technologies.

You see that Ford Coyote 5.0L engine up there? It has a pair of Garrett by Honeywell GTX4088R turbos on it. 2000hp at the crank anyone?


If you don’t quite need 2000hp, this Armageddon GT1000 package uses a pair of GTX3582Rs to generate 1440whp and 1214wtq peak.
There’s no way in heck the stock 5.0L block can handle that torque and power, so Motiva Performance had to add some special tricks to get it to survive. Just sleeving the block wasn’t enough to survive the 1200+wtq the Armageddon turbo kit was pumping out. No, the block required some more extensive modifications to prevent the sleeves from distorting under all that cylinder pressure. Bracing for the sleeves was added in the water jackets to keep them round.
Garrett by Honeywell had a few new GTX variants to release this year in addition to a completely new GTW line. Two of the more interesting variants in my opinion are the GTX2971R and GTW3884R turbos. The GTX2971R pairs the 71mm GTX wheel with the trimmed down GT30 turbine wheel everyone is familiar with on the internally wastegated GT3071R. The GTW3884R combines the new wide flow GTW compressor with the older T04Z hotside creating a relatively low cost, high-power, and relatively small package. That 84mm GTW wheels flows A LOT.
Volks look great on domestics too! Come to think of it, they look great on any make of performance car. Anyway, Full-Race got their hands on the new 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost with the 2.3L 4-banger. Being Full-Race, there’s no way they could leave the turbo setup alone, so they upgraded the car with an internally wastegated Borg Warner EFR7163. Of course, the air filter on the intake has a heat shield around it to ensure only cold air is sucked in for maximum response and power.

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