There’s no doubt about it; the Harrop Hurricane Individual Throttle Body intake manifold for LS3 and LS7 engines looks flat out awesome. But does it really perform as good as it looks? And what about all those moving parts? Can they really stand up to the rigors of running wide open on a track? Thanks to this Video from Harrop of their recent durability test of the Hurricane, we find out for certain that the ITB intake manifold really is just as durable as it is cool looking.
To test the durability of their awesome Hurricane ITB manifold, the folks at Harrop figured there would be no better way than to perform a full 72 hour bench test that would cover a simulated distance of 7,259 miles. So, they loaded an M800 Motec Engine Management System with throttle position data taken from a real-life Daytona Car as it was lapping the 3.8 mile track at Mount Panorama, in Bathurst, Australia and hooked it up to the Hurricane’s throttle actuator. Throughout the entire 3 day long test, the Hurricane’s throttle bodies were electronically controlled and operated by the Motec just as if they were really running wide open on the track in a racecar hurtling towards speeds of over 200 miles per hour.