How do you get 1010bhp?

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Squeez­ing over 1000bhp from a 2.5-litre Du­ratec takes some do­ing. It helps, of course, that it’s a de­cent ca­pac­ity five-cylin­der unit, but the huge pres­sure on the engine means it needs to be im­mensely strong. The bot­tom end has been pinned and linered with strong ARP bolts used to hold it all to­gether. Then you need a turbo ca­pa­ble of flow­ing the huge quan­ti­ties of air needed to make 1010bhp (in this case, a BorgWarner EFR9180). Of course, it wouldn’t fit at the rear of the bay, so a cus­tom side-mounted man­i­fold was also re­quired for the in­stall.

As with any big-power build, the key is in the map­ping. In this case, the Syvecs stand­alone set-up al­lowed Devil Devel­op­ments full con­trol over ev­ery engine pa­ram­e­ter – tim­ing, knock, EGTs air/fuel ra­tio – in fact, any in­for­ma­tion from the engine could be as­sessed and ad­justed as nec­es­sary. It was also run on E85 fuel, which has a higher oc­tane rat­ing due to its ethanol con­tent. At 2.8bar the turbo is right at its limit, so this is as far as this cur­rent set-up will re­al­is­ti­cally al­low.

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