The name NELSON RACING ENGINES has become synonmous with extreme horspower applications.
When professional car builders and car owners are looking to "push the envelope" of power and drivability, they call on NRE.
Whether looking for 2,000hp+ race application, or a 1,500hp street application, NRE has been building turn-key solutions for super motors for over 11 years.
Put simply - we are gear-heads. We love high-horsepower performance and always have. It began with the question: "What if...?" and turned into a quest to squeeze every inch of power using innovative thinking combined with proven theory.
Nelson Racing Engines opened their doors in 1995. 11 years later, owner Tom Nelson creates combinations with the passion he had when building hot rods as a teen for his friends. "That's what keeps us at our best. There is so much to learn. I'm always a student," says Tom. "I eat, sleep, and breathe my profession and want to provide my customers with the best that I can offer. There is nothing more satisfying than getting to know my customer and setting out to achieve his (or her!) goals. It's what gets me up in the morning."
We are building this 1963 Cadillac Coupe Deville in an effort to showcase some new ideas on this creatively different project.
The Caddy will feature a 14-71 roots blown and injected 572cid big block Chevy. The exhaust will flow through dual 4 -inch electronic fender exit cutouts. Running through a computer controlled, paddle shifted, 4-speed automatic transmission, this caddy will sport a custom 3-link rear suspension and a built Moser 9-inch.
An adjustable Air Ride suspension will control the ride height and stiffness ensuring an optimal crusing look, while ready to devour any unsuspecting prey. The interior by Eric Thorsen will be will showcase custom one-off bench seats, front and back with side bolsters, and 4 individual racing harnesses. A 12-point roll cage will ties it all together so the driver 3 buddies can enjoy the rewards of 1200hp safely (relatively speaking of course).
A full climate control system and custom instrument cluster created by Redline Gaugeworks will keep the drivability pleasant. The original 120mph sweeper speedo will be turned into a 8000 rpm sweeper tach allowing it to maintain the cool '63 stylining while allowing for purpose built functionality. Check out the renderings to see these perfectly straight & gapped body panels shot in Mucielago flat black. Stopping on Wilwood brakes, this "ain't your Daddy's Caddy!"