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When the LS engine family debuted in the C5 Corvette, there was no way to know at the time that GM had lit the short fuse for the start of the Second Horsepower War. 300-horsepower Camaros gave way to 400-horsepower GTOs, which gave way to 500+ horsepower Z06 Corvettes, and so on and so forth. With competition from Ford and Mopar, GM kept raising the stakes, and the Gen-V LT took the torch and ran with it even harder than before. V8 power from The General has never been so good from the factory. But...you know the drill. Owners want more. Racers want more. Turbochargers, superchargers, nitrous, engine builds that border on surgically precise.
There is just one thing about all of this free-flowing horsepower: the fish tales that get told in the pits. The numbers that seem to be plucked out of thin air. Your car makes a thousand horsepower? Two thousand horsepower? AT THE TIRES? Huh. Okay then...prove it. NOS and BangShift.com sponsored the dyno for LS Fest West 2023. Want to know who really posted up big numbers?