Inside Look: Dai Yoshihara’s 1000HP Formula Drift Engine

For the 2019 Formula DRIFT season, ENEOS-sponsored driver and 2011 Champion Dai Yoshihara relies on an engine platform that’s provided reliable performance for the past few years: a 454ci Chevy LS race motor.

Although it is naturally aspirated in stock form, this competition engine has been turbocharged with a Garrett GTX GT50R Gen II turbo, generating approximately 1000hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.

Watch the video as Dai discusses the engine and see it in action here and on the Formula DRIFT livestream at