- Stephen Papadakis inspecting a rod cap of a connecting rod. Source: papadakisracing.com

1000bhp Supra Engine uses 3D Printed intake manifold

We've heard how 3D printing is coming, but it's likely already here.

A lot of exciting things are happening in the tuning world: Making gobs of power thought insane a decade ago, the new Supra, and 3D printing. It seems just about anyone can slap some turbos on an LS and make 1000 bhp. The new Supra was the hottest thing at SEMA this year. Companies have been making a lot of 3D components for cars recently, mainly focusing on components like suspension bits.

Well the folks at Papadakis racing decided to combine these things to keep pushing the envelope in tuning. These guys have a mad Corolla Hatchback that's been attacking the Formula Drift series. It's also got 1000hp, so these guys are well versed in dealing with this sort of power.

In their video, they describe the process of getting a special-designed air intake manifold 3D printed by Mimo Technik, since they didn't have time to get it done through the traditional casting method.

It's pretty impressive stuff, and definitely a showcase for future tuner shops.

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Oh yeah, and a video you've probably already seen, but they succesfully made over 1000hp on the Dyno with this engine.

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Comments (8)

  • Meanwhile I’m over here printing self-explaining headphone holders...

      9 months ago
  • I see 3D printing in this field much more than expected.

      9 months ago
    • It's going to be expanding too. Expect to start seeing it from some of the higher end companies like Ferrari soon as well.

        9 months ago
  • Everyone knows built bmw inline6 engines with big turbo set ups have been pushing out over 1000whp for over decade now. I wonder how much hp stock long block in bmw/Supra can handle with big turbo kit.

      9 months ago
  • Personally I'd rather be working 40hr-77hr/wk in the transportation field instead of the field I'm in currently. Where do you think i should be placing my resume? Or maybe I should just work for DRIVETRIBE, sounds like fun for me.

    YouTube: Doug DeMuro/4h ago/The Vector W8 Is The Craziest Supercar Ever Made, 0-60 in 3 seconds, top speed 240mph, 600+hp & 680ft/lb torque, 1 of 20 built

      9 months ago
    • That depends on a lot of things mainly your background and what you want to do. Good news is the automotive industry has a job for just about everyone!

        9 months ago
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