Engines of Big Red


The Peanut

  • Built in 1987
  • 850 horsepower
  • 540-cubic-inch Donovan block, AFR reads, Dart intake, Holley single-barrel 1050 Dominator
  • Used at 1988-1989 La Carrera Classica II and II
  • Big Red famously was dubbed the Outlaw
    using this engine


The Bullet

  • Built in 2009
  • 990 horsepower
  • 598-cubic-inch Brodix block, Big Duke heads, Hogan intake, custom carb by Mollicone
  • Used at 2011 Silver State Classic Challenge,
    VARA Big Bore Bash events


The Monster

  • Built in 2011
  • 1,108 horsepower
  • 598-cubic-inch Brodix block and heads, Hogan intake, Braswell custom dual-carb setup
  • Used in Baer Brakes-sponsored Z2Z Challenge, Top Speed mile challenges, 2011 Texas Mile
  • El Mirage, and Mojave Mile


The Elephant

  • Built in 2013
  • 1,440-1,900 horsepower
  • 598-cubic-inch supercharged, Brodix block, heads, and intake, The Carb Shop single four-barrel carb, ProCharger supercharger
  • Used at Mojave Magnum, Arkansas Mile, and Bonneville


The Beast

  • Built in 2017
  • 940 horsepower, 760 lb-ft of torque
  • Brodix block, Holley EFI, Edelbrock manifold/fuel
    injection/waterpump, Racepak, MSD ignition
  • Used at 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb


565 Elephant 2

  • Built in 2017
  • 2,000 horsepower with EFI; 1,750 horsepower, 1,250 lf-ft of torque (with 20 psi boost) with blow-through carb
  • Brodix block and heads, F3A ProCharger (via Component Drive Systems supercharger drive), RCD water pump drive system, Comp Cams belt drive, MSD Ignition
  • Used at Mojave Magnum, Arkansas 1-Mile Challenge, Bonneville SCTA Speed Week (with a blow-through carburetor)