Dart LS Next for Dirt
If you haven’t considered an LS engine as a viable option for your race car, it is the 21st century small block.
The decade that has passed since the LS engine family was introduced has been nothing short of revolutionary. Dart’s LS Next block is the first significant change in the architecture of the LS engine platform. By eliminating the “Y-block” design and utilizing conventional style main caps and oil pans, Dart has addressed the problems resulting from the LS engine’s separated crankcase bays. Windage is greatly reduced, resulting in increased power along with a much stronger main web area. They have applied the inherent advantages of a cam-in-block engine design-low end torque, compact dimensions and minimal complexity-to state of the art design and manufacturing techniques, creating a clean-sheet engine family. LS engines are capable of exceptional performance per displacement and greater efficiency than the vintage small block.
From a racers standpoint, the LS series is a godsend. In addition to excellent durability, the platform offers great interchangeability with literally dozens of combinations enabled by a proliferation of regular-production and high performance blocks, cylinder heads, induction systems and all the related components.
Forward-thinking enthusiasts and racers who joined the LS family early saw great results; and their experience is driving the new wave of high performance engine building. LS engines are adaptable to older street rods as well as any racing project allowing racers to retro-fit the new LS engine in place of vintage small blocks allowing modern performance.
Here at Baldwin Racing Engines we recognize the LS-series as the next great chapter in racing and we are proud to bring it to you. Check out our LS packages for the dirt, demolition derby and drag racing world and let us be the ones to introduce you to the future of motorsport's.