The three-day contest requires teams to remove an engine from a vehicle, make modifications using their choice of optional performance parts, re-install the modified engine and adjust other under hood systems (intake, headers, etc.) before submitting their entry to undergo 10 rounds of dyno testing.
A three-judge panel will determine the winner based on the highest average horsepower from all dyno testing rounds. Last year’s winner, Alyasy 7 Performance of the United Arab Emirates, posted an average 417.4 HP and was awarded a trophy. The team also took home the engine it built, as well as the engine built by the USA team it defeated.
In addition to the Engines Battle, CSE will feature a biker build-off, custom bike and car competitions, 4×4 and saloon drifting, stunt driving, car audio contests, an RC arena, SEMA Garage, exhibits and more. The event attracted more than 23,000 visitors in 2016.