Spinning the rollers for a staggering 668 hp and 629 lb-ft of torque, Diego Garibay’s Toyota 1.5JZ (1J head on a 2J inline-six block) motivated Mitsubishi Starion set the bar incredibly high, and was for all intents and purposes unchallenged in the power contest. Ryan Castro’s GM LSX V-8-powered BMW M3 came in a remote second with a still impressive 447 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. Close behind Castro was Lalo Pineda’s Honda K20/K24 Toyota MR2, which put down 441 hp and 379 lb-ft. Demesio Castaneda’s 2Jz-swapped Toyota Cressida rounded out the 400hp club, registering 413 ponies and 407 lb-ft. Then there was a sizable break to the remaining cars, which were all less than 300 hp. Daryk Arden in his LEA Ecotec Mazda MX-5 led that duo with 208 hp and 193 lb-ft of torque, followed by Loi Song of Sportcar Motion’s K24 S2000, making 205 hp and 174 lb-ft. Evan Tran and his V-6 Miata were unable to make the dyno day. According to him, his car makes 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, but we could not independently verify this.
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