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Quality Performance Engines

Chico Performance Racing® is an award-winning engine shop whose reliable and quality built engines have received critical acclaim throughout the VW scene. The CPR® customer list includes many types of car owners including street, drag, off-road, and stock. Custom long blocks and turnkey engines are built to order using top of the line parts and the best components available today. All parts are either new, or they have been completely and precisely overhauled. 1776cc and larger turnkey engines are dyno-tuned and tested for maximum performance in our very own dyno room. After testing, every engine is thoroughly inspected prior to shipping to ensure that a top quality product is delivered to each customer.

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Testimonials

I am very pleased and impressed with my new CPR 1914 + pro-street transmission. Chico was very polite and prompt when I called him for help and status updates on the build process. He helped me decide what the best combination of power plant options for my driving habits. Now that everything is installed and running perfectly, I can't rave enough about his attention to detail and skill. He is a true master at what he does. He even offered to lend me some of his tools to make the engine install go easier. My 1961 Bug now runs smooth and is very fast. The engine starts right up and idles perfectly. I did not have to make any adjustments, just turned the key and go have fun! The engine looks great too, it could easily take a best engine trophy home from the VW shows I attend. Thank you Chico!
- vdub6173
I ordered a 2017cc engine from Chico. I even went down to his shop in SoCal to meet him. Very clean and organized shop and I was surprised how young he was given his reputation.  When I got it home, I uncrated it and was very impressed. It was beautiful.

I bolted it up to my refurbished ‘69 pan that had been waiting for it, pulled some wires, and dropped an extended fuel line into a gas can.  Hit the start button and it fired right up and sounded great. Twin 44's all set up and a dyno sheet shows 126hp @ 5500.

I could not be happier.  A little pricy but you'll get what you pay for. Spec out any part or manufacturer and Chico will put it together for you.
- stock doc