Make A Wish for a 650hp Lingenfelter Corvette LS Engine

David Traver Adolphus
by David Traver Adolphus

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has donated one of their hair-raising (just listen to the thing) Eliminator Spec engines to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The foundation of this aluminum powerplant is a blueprinted, CNC-machined, and sleeved LS3 block with forged and balanced rotating assemblies; and LS3 ported heads. Sticking out the top—and helping to make it’s unearthly sound—is a gorgeous Borla 8 Stack injection setup. Up front are is a Billet Specialties Tru Trac Front Drive, fully dressed with matching accessories.

Eight individual velocity stacks suck down approximately all the air.

Belting out 650hp without forced induction, the Eliminator Spec 427 is also used as the heart of Dave Kindig’s (of Bitchin’ Rides fame) retro C1 Corvette-styled Kindig CF1 supercar. Kindig is drawing the winning ticket at the Lingenfelter 21st annual Blue Suede Cruise on July 30, 2022, at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

It’s going to be a shame to hide this in an engine bay.

Tickets for the drawing are $50, and the engine retails for $30,000.

Listen to the LPE Eliminator Spec here:

David Traver Adolphus
David Traver Adolphus

After completing a degree project in automotive design, Dave wrote and photographed for almost a decade in print car magazines (remember those?), before transitioning to digital. He now subjects a series of old high-performance cars to the roads and weather in Vermont and wonders why they're always expensively broken. Please stop when you see him crawling under one on the side of the road.

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