It isn’t as easy as you think it is.
Remember back in your biology class when your professor showed you a video of dissecting a frog so you would know its parts? Well, you’re lucky if you just had to endure that, because we had to do the dissecting ourselves back in our own science class.
In any case, that’s the same principle as what you’re about to watch here. Stephan Papadakis of Papadakis Racing disassembled the 1,000-horsepower four-cylinder engine of its own Corolla Hatchback drift car. Now, if you think it’s just as easy as the dissecting class we’ve had, think again. The video’s 14 minutes long, and for a good reason.
Let’s get a little background about the car that the engine was from. The engine disassembled here was from the Toyota that Papadakis Racing built into a drift car. It’s a thing of beauty, but the thing that makes it even more interesting is the 2.7L Toyota 2AR-FE power plant that resides in its hood. It produced up to 1,007 hp in a dyno test, which was quite a huge number for a Corolla Hatchback with a four-pot engine. Yes, it’s equipped with Direct Port Nitrous and Borg Warner EFR 9174 Turbo. Thanks for asking.
If you are curious as we are, you’ll see how meticulously-built the engine was from the video above. The materials used were top notch and of high quality, and the complex engineering can be seen as Papadakis disassemble the parts bit by bit. You can also see the wear of the engine from usage, and some corrosion going on since they’re using ethanol as fuel.
After 14 minutes (with most of it in fast forward), Papadakis was able to dissect the engine down to the last washers and bearing. It was such as sight to see, and a mess as well. Just imagine how hard it is to bring all the parts back together; makes the frog dissecting look like cake walk.
To see this engine in its 1,007-worth of dyno test, watch it here:
Source: PapadakisRacing via Youtube