Graph and numeric dyno data for the Novi 2500 (the 2500 column on the chart) clearly supports Paxton’s claim that its all-new blower is a monster in the higher-rpm range. Although the 2500 appears sluggish between 4,500 and 5,000 rpm, it literally comes on like gangbusters at 6,000, and takes off from there. Again, the 353’s efficiency allows this package to make more power than we saw in both Novi 2000 tests with less than 20 psi of boost. We have to put on record that our Novi 2500-blown engine was well on its way to making more than the charted 908 hp. We’re not certain the thousand ponies (at the feet) we hoped for were there. But had we not aborted the run at 6,500 rpm for a condition that we think may have been converter shudder, the combination definitely would have made power beyond 7,000 rpm, and come close to the magic number.