We have all seen high horsepower EVO builds in the past however Regan’s has always been something a little bit special. What he and a few dedicated friends and family achieved has not only ticked the box of “high horsepower” but this one is the reason to the phrase “built not brought”.
Regan first came to being a customer after a conversation about building a forged bottom end for his EVO build. At the time we stocked STM forged EVO bottom ends and before long, Regan had his engine complete and in place ready for the final touches before the tune.
A period of time passed and Regan called to book in for his tune. He also mentioned a certain goal to run a 10 second pass, fully street legal and with street tyres in the car built 90% by himself at home in the garage. This was something we had to see.
Upon arrival we were not disappointed. The first thing to catch our eye was the attention to detail, no bolt had gone unpolished and no bracket unpainted. Just to show that he was sticking to the rule of “built in the garage” he also had fabricated the exhaust manifold to carry the Garrett GT3582 turbo.
Fitted out with an STM Forged Short Block, Garrett GT3582, Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injectors and a set of Kelford 272 degree cams this impressive package pushed out 380kw on pump gas at a respectable 26 psi. Not bad for a garage build right!!!
Over the next few seasons Regan managed a few high 10 second passes and a PB of 10.6 before an unfortunate miss shift combined with an over rev compromised the motor. This was just fuel on the fire for Regan who decided to push further with the evolution (excuse the pun) of this build.
With a new engine package underway attention went to upgrading some supporting modifications. ID2000cc , Kelford 280 Cams and a twin Bosch 044 fuel pump setup were installed in anticipation of running some E85 in the near future. Back on the dyno it went. Perseverance paid off and when Chris had completed the tune Regan’s EVO was putting out 411kw on 26 psi on 98 Octane and a massive 520kw on 32 psi running E85.
In a car weighing not much over a tonne and now fitted with a PPG Dog Box we’re sure this is going to give Regan the ability to run deep into the 10s or is there a 9 lurking in the future?
This seems to have sparked some sibling rivalry and his brother Thomas is hot on his heals with his STM tuned 400kw+ on pump EVO. Maybe time for some E85 Thomas?