Horsepower Solutions is a performance auto shop that specializes in building the highest quality race cars, from 2000 horsepower drag cars to high speed street cars. The specialty shop opened in 2008 and moved to its current Newport News location at 5901 Jefferson Avenue in 2013.
Josh Tonski, owner of Horsepower Solutions, began working on cars when he was 16 years old and at age 20 started the business with his partner Brad Brauer. Not only is Brauer like a father to Josh, he also taught Josh all there is to know about running a business. Josh has been operating Horsepower Solutions on his own since 2011 but he credits the business’s success and growth to Mr. Brauer’s mentorship and dedication.
The business is located in an 8,300 square foot building that is separated into three work rooms. It features an engine building/clean room, an installation room, and a room dedicated to dyno-tuning. Horsepower Solutions has a dynamometer on site which allows them to measure the exact power output on the engines. Horsepower Solutions is the only turnkey performance shop in the Hampton Roads area and offers a diverse range of automobile services to meet unique customer needs.
Horsepower Solutions has four ASE Master Certified technicians on staff and has a customer base extending from Massachusetts to Florida. Services include custom fabrication, engine building, dyno tuning, nitrous tuning, custom wiring, transmission calibration, forced induction, and nitrous bottle refills, as well as pick-up and delivery of vehicles. Their team specializes in building and maintaining LSX, Modular, and Hemi turbo charge engines. They also build transmissions, electronics, and roll cages.
Horsepower Solutions started with one employee and now has grown into a team of seven domestic performance specialists. Just two months ago in Charlotte, North Carolina, Josh and his Horsepower Solutions team set the record for building the fastest 6-speed Corvette in the world.