700HP Ford GT races 641HP McLaren 650S

Check out this race between a 2005 Ford GT and a 2015 McLaren 650S.  It’s exotic American Muscle at it’s best with the Ford GT modified by Heffner Performance pushing out 700+ horsepower from it’s supercharged 5.4L V8. Modifications to the Ford GT include a pulley, tune and exhaust that put down 651HP on a DynoJet Dyno. The 2015 McLaren 650S comes from the UK in stock form with a twin turbo 3.8L V8 putting out 641HP.  With 10 years between the model years there is a lot of new technology in the McLaren that the Ford has to compete with, most notably the Read More

$20K Street Outlaw Drag Race

Check out The Grow, a Pontiac Le Mans with a pair of massive turbochargers. You might recognize Chief from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws. Today he is campaigning the big Pontiac against some pretty stout competition in the Armageddon No Prep Invitational. That means no timers and no lights. He blows away the Murder Nova, the Mistress (also a Nova), Doc Monte, and John Doe on the way to the $20,000 grand prize. The Grow features a Butler Performance Kit that includes everything from the oil pan to the intake manifold and you can get it all for $12k. In this package Read More

1300HP Diamond in the Rough

This clip introduces us to an all-wheel drive 1300hp Diamond Star Motors car prepared by Holland Performance out of Spokane, Washington. The event is the 1/8th-mile Outlaw Armageddon No-Prep Invitational weekend and there are some major competitors in attendance. This little Mitsubishi will have to be “on like hotcakes” to put forth a decent showing in this elite crowd. Under the hood, you will find a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with aluminum connecting rods and a stock cylinder head. It also has a massive Precision 8685 turbocharger (running somewhere between 60 and 70-pounds of boost) and a skillfully crafted custom-fabricated intercooler setup. Custom made Read More

12 Year Old Boy drives McLaren 650S to 163 MPH

Take a look at this video of a 12-year old boy behind the wheel of the McLaren 650S super car on a closed airstrip for a 1/2 mile racing event. Given the opportunity, I am not sure that a lot of 12-year old kids could (or would) post a speed of 163.5 mph! That is exactly what this young man did in McMinville, Oregon. Some might say this youngster is brave, extremely lucky or not old enough to know the difference. He is lucky to not only have a dad that owns a McLaren 650S, but a dad that will allow him Read More

Exotic Supercar Drag Racing

In the words of a famous sugary soft drink character: “Oh, yeah!”  This clip brings us a plethora of exotic beauties from faraway places. This is an event crowded with an unbelievable field of high-end Italian and German sports machines, including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches. You really don’t want to miss this action! In Superseries 1, the Lamborghini Aventador and Huracan square-off for some head-to-head dig action. Both cars are using launch control; therefore they leave the line at precisely the same instant. But wait – before the half-mile mark, the Huracan had pulled ahead by two car lengths. By Read More

9,000 RPM Rotary Powered Mazda Belches Flames

It seems that every time you see a Mazda RX7 racing on the streets these days, there is a Chevrolet LS engine under the hood. Despite the rugged reliability of the 1.3-liter rotary power plant, most racers opt for the added cubic inches of a V8. Honestly, I would be tempted to do the same. So, it is sort of refreshing (and rare) when you run across an RX7 that sports the original (albeit radically modified) rotary engine. This little import features a ball bearing T6 turbocharger (turned way down). It is making 700hp and it is yet to be Read More

Dyno Testing a Blown Methanol Monster

Everyone knows that the guys at Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) are pushing the envelope to the very edge with regards to maximum performance. This video shows you just how far these professionals are willing to go to extrapolate every ounce of horsepower from the last cubic inch of their popular handcrafted, custom built crate motors. Running a dynamometer is a risky proposition, even when the engine is bolted into a chassis, but when you are talking about testing loose supercharged engines anything can happen. Now add in copious amounts of a volatile and highly combustible fuel known as methanol-alcohol and Read More

POV Roll Racing Aventador vs GT-R

Treat yourself to a POV ride during a roll race on a closed airstrip – from the rear bumper of the winning craft. Two supercars line-up to do battle in the California desert heat; the first is a legendary Italian sports car, called the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and the second is a meek and lowly Nissan GT-R. Seriously, the GT-R is a supercar in its own right but can it really be expected to compete with this powerhouse iconic machine? Let’s talk specs: the Lambo features all-wheel drive, as does the Nissan. The stock GT-R can accelerate from 0 to Read More

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