C8 Corvette Z06 vs. 600HP VW GTI – Drag Race

It’s about to go down on this closed course somewhere near the left coast. The flagship cruiser of the GM lineup is taking on a seriously modified Volkswagen GTI from a previous decade. This one is going to be good. As the latest and most modern version of the Chevrolet Corvette, the 3,600-pound C8 is on the cutting edge in automotive performance. Equipped with a mid-mounted and naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 engine, mated to an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, the C8 can produce 670hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. In stock condition, the rear-wheel drive C8 Z06 can accelerate Read More

Precision Turbo Subaru WRX vs. Whipple Mustang GT – Street Hits

We are taking it back to the streets (of Mexico) this evening for some import versus domestic roll racing action. Both these cars are modified to enhance performance albeit with vastly different forced air induction systems. Get a load of this machinery. In the right lane is the 2003 Subaru WRX equipped with a turbocharged flat-four engine. From the factory, the WRX could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in an anemic 5-seconds flat and turn the quarter-mile in 13.7-seconds. Not very impressive by today’s standards. Current mods have made this Subaru a whole lot quicker. Performance components include a Read More

McLaren 570S vs. LS Swapped Volvo Wagon – Drag Racing

Hold your horses a minute. Did you say you were lining a Volvo station wagon up against one of the premier performance production machines in the world? You gotta be kidding, right? Wait until you get a look at this Volvo. The 2020 McLaren 570S is as stock as stock can get. The mid-engine rear-wheel drive two-seater is equipped with a twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine bolted to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With the capacity to produce 562hp, the 570S can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2-seconds and turn the standing quarter-mile in 10.5-seconds @ 149 mph. Read More

R33 Skyline GT-R vs. Mark IV Supra – Street Hits

Street shenanigans prevail in this short clip as a pair of premium imports take to the interstate (in Mexico). The cars are both from 1995, but only one was sold in North America. A Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) import, the Skyline is right-hand drive. Have a gander for yourself. Rolling in the right lane, the all-wheel drive 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R is powered by a turbocharged 2.6-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. The block is cast iron, and the cylinder head is aluminum. The turbo setup includes an intercooler, and the engine is direct port fuel injected. Modifications from stock include a Read More

K-Swapped AWD Ford Escort Crucifies Nissan GT-R – Drag Racing

Looking similar to a pink pig, this Honda K-swapped Ford Escort is into killing the competition. Prior to posting any runs at Street Car Takeover Charlotte, this car had run a best of 10.2-seconds @ 141 mph in the quarter-mile. Without a roll cage and uncertain about future passes, the car is running in limbo somewhere between exhibition and test and tune when he puts up a 10.03 @ 140 mph and a 10.05 @ 140 mph. The car owner astutely climbs into the 10-0 bracket for the remainder of the event. This Ford rides on an all-wheel drivetrain cobbled Read More

Fade to Black – 600HP Supercharged Shoebox Chevy Restomod

Okay, you can’t talk about this car without some mention of the awesome paint work. The old pros at Kelly and Son Crazy Painters created this aesthetic delight of a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air coupe. It all begins with a black basecoat topped with various shades of Raspberry Candy and Black faded to absolute perfection. This thing tickles my eyes. Underneath that beautiful paint and bodywork is a maze of aftermarket retro body panels bolted to a Roadster Shop chassis. The suspension is also from Roadster Shop. The brakes are Baer (four-wheel disc), and the wheels are Budnik. Under the Read More

LS Swapped IROC Z28 vs. Modified VW GTI – Street Hits

Returning to the streets (of Mexico) tonight, we have a grudge race between a pair of modified street assassins. Can a small motor/big turbo car hold its own against a big motor naturally aspirated machine? After tonight, you’ll have the answer. The 2016 Volkswagen GTI is typically categorized as a grocery-getter. Not this one. Manufactured with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, this unit has undergone extensive modification. The turbocharger has been upgraded with full supporting components. The massive intercooler is impossible to overlook. The transmission is a complex VSG setup, and the car has undergone an intense weight reduction Read More

GMC Hummer EV vs. Ford F-150 Raptor R – Drag Race

In this day of ever-increasing electric vehicle production, these quiet killers are becoming faster and faster. Tonight, we get a look at one of the most powerful (and heaviest) of the SUV lineup. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV will be taking on the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R in a series of drag races. Here’s a rundown of the hardware involved. Representing the conventional side is the Raptor pickup. This beast of a four-wheel drive pickup is powered by a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The mighty Raptor R tips the scale at 5,960-pounds and Read More