We can't emphasize enough how impressed we are with the engineering, fit, and finish of the system. The routing of the various lines and hoses is exceptional. Many of the lines and connectors are carefully measured and custom-tailored, delivering a precision appearance that looks as if the technicians are working on fighter jets. Items like the intake duct to the throttle body are created specifically for each vehicle, for a fit and appearance that exceeds the factory in most regards. To put it simply, it is a world-class setup.
If you're wondering what a custom-fitted, 800hp twin-turbo system costs, have a seat and take a deep breath. The base price is about $46,000, including removal/rebuilding of the original engine, installation of the turbo system and dyno tuning, and a three-year/36,000-mile warranty. No, that ain't cheap in anybody's book, but 800 hp is race-car-level performance, and there are many racing engines that cost far more and make considerably less power.
"The performance range of this combination is astounding," says Myers. "It drives like a stock Corvette in most driving conditions, but when you call on those turbos, most people will run out of nerve before the engine reaches its full potential. You have to feel it to really understand, but this is power like nothing you've experienced in a street car."
We're not here to debate the value equation of the price. We're here to show you what goes into making it possible. We're keeping our words to a minimum here, too, in order to show you more of the installation details in the accompanying photos.
There's nothing like the rush of a twin-turbo system, and Lingenfelter's is among the best we've encountered. If we could only get a $50,000 pay advance from the HR department, we'd order one up ourselves.