that has been made of machined
THE TURBO CURVE BALL
metal. The short story on this
revolutionary new process is that any
metal is molecularly stressed when it is
machined or “worked” into a product.
This molecular stress causes weak-
nesses that can be relieved with a care-
ful yet extreme temperature process.
The metal experts at CryoHeat also
specialize in micro-polishing, which pro-
vides a super finish that results in less
friction, heat and wear. This super-low
friction has been proven to make 2–3
horsepower on the dyno and increase
durability by decreasing heat.
Just as we were getting close to
completing the new build, Polaris threw
us a serious curveball. The 2016 Polaris
XP Turbo was released to the public in
August. Now what? Should we keep
building our dream car to go race with
a 30-horsepower disadvantage? Should
we sell it? Should we throw in the
towel and give up? Nope. We turned to
Glazzkraft for another retrofit. As it turns
Here’s the Glazzkraft #948 on the frame-stretch jig; extra wheelbase adds a lot of straight-line stability,
and the added frame members greatly increase frame rigidity.
Glazzkraft went with carbon fiber for the racing
dash, and Nelson went with dual GPS units for
the driver and copilot, along with a race radio with
intercom. Glazzkraft’s fiberglass XP1K dashboard
has even more surface area for the GPS, radio,
gauges, switches and more for $599.
out, the XP Turbo powerplant is almost
a direct swap for the XP 1000 motor;
it literally takes one extra motor mount
hole and a few additional brackets. The
turbo swap also requires swapping the
wiring harness, front differential, intercooler and a few other parts. The final
product comes out just like factory, so
we ended up with a turbo car very similar to the Fox Edition.
In getting ready to race the Mint
400, there were a bunch of things we
couldn’t live without. Glazzkraft built
a carbon fiber dash to house dual