If there was one big disadvantage that LS engines had in the beginning, it was the fact that the factory blocks really limited how much displacement you could make. Thankfully, that’s just not the case anymore, and aftermarket LS block manufacturers have made it possible to get the kind of cubes that only stroked big blocks were capable of before.
In this video we found on YouTube we get a look at a monstrous LS engine that our friends over at Golen Engine Service put together for a customer. This thing is packing 502 cubic inches of tire shredding displacement and pushes out – Are you ready for this? – 824 horsepower and 744 pound feet of torque, completely naturally aspirated. Those numbers make this the most powerful naturally aspirated LS engine that the pros at Golen have ever put together, and that says a lot.
A big factor in that naturally aspirated power production is that cool looking carbon fiber intake manifold sitting on top of the heads. Golen tells us it’s a Performance Design Carbon XR intake with dual-90mm throttle bodies. The throttle bodies are both drive-by-wire units, and the whole set up is controlled by one of Holley’s Dominator EFI systems.
The customer, William Barnes, plans to plant this big-inch beast between the fenders of his 1937 Chevy. This big-inch LS ought to provide plenty of motivation for the pre-war Chevy, along with some cool modern looks under the hood. If you’re interested having Golen put together a “big block” style LS engine for you, hit up their website for more info.