Weapon of Mass Affection
Does anyone know of a car that tops this turbo count?"As you know, turbos rely heavily on oil, and under normal circumstances, oil from the engine could lubricate one, or two turbos, but not eight. That would require approximately 245 gallons an hour to lubricate! We had to opt for a separate 3.5-gallon oil reservoir tank system located right behind the radiator, directly below the turbo log." The 6061 T-6 aluminum piping coming out of the turbos going to the induction box at the firewall actually radiates off the heat. There are no intercoolers. The intake plenum was designed by Imagine's Matt Pape and features provisions for all eight induction tubes to go into the engine from the turbos. These tubes basically turn the intake charge around 180 degrees, and force-feed it into the throttle body.
On one run, the engine achieved 730 HP @ 5,800 rpm, and 710 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm, at 13.5 pounds max boost.