Drag Racing BMW i8

In this video, you will witness an all-wheel drive, 4-passenger BMW i8 coupe going head to head with such supercars as the Ferrari Speciale and the Nissan GT-R. Surprisingly, despite having a horsepower rating of only 357, the i8 seems to hold its own in every contest, even winning a bout or two. As you may know, the BMW i8 is a hybrid powered coupe that is equipped with an intercooled and twin turbocharged 1.5-liter L91, inline 3-cylinder (yes, 3) engine, with direct fuel injection and 2-electric motors. It has a curb weight of 3,455-pounds and can achieve 60 mph Read More

World’s Fastest Diesel Pickup 172MPH Duramax

This video lets you ride along (and watch) with Owen Powell (driver and chief technician) and the crew at Duramaxtuner as they set a new record for diesel trucks in the Texas Mile. After experiencing some issues with torque converter lockup, the crew gets this stock looking pickup back on track and sets the record on the first day of testing. Day two Owen and the guys continue to fight the rigors associated with running a vehicle at full-throttle for a solid mile, but they manage to pull out a new record pass of 172.2 mph. Great job guys! Here Read More

260MPH COPO Camaro

Nelson Racing Engines (NRE), in conjunction with Brink Racecraft, are building a fifth-generation COPO Camaro designed to tackle the Texas Mile. It boasts 2,500hp and is capable of hitting speeds in the neighborhood of 260 mph. This bad bowtie is powered by a NRE 632-cubic-inch big block Chevy with twin 88-millimeter Mirror-Image turbochargers, 4-into-1 custom fabricated stainless steel turbo exhaust headers, an Alien intake manifold with Anteater snout, Tial wastegates and Tial Q blow-off valves, v-banded inlet and outlet pipes, a specially formed water to air intercooler, and a billet air breather system with integrated step downs. Built-in roof rails Read More

8-Second 1/4-Mile by an 18-Year Old Girl

In my gym there is a small sign that reads, “Remember that somewhere in China a school girl just did multiple sets of 15 – with your max.” That reminds me of Alex Taylor. As the youngest competitor at Rocky Mountain Race Week, this 18-year old is competing on a level that is much more advanced than her years. In one clip she responds to a question regarding the effects of the Colorado elevation level with, “Ooooh, el-e-vation” and in another she is spewing analytical tuner data like an experienced crew chief. This racer is already good, but one day Read More

Old School Blown Chevelle vs. New School Trans Am WS6

Now this is what street racing is supposed to sound like! Check out this video as it depicts two high-performance rear-wheel drive GM products locked in a head to head battle on a lonely stretch of two lane blacktop. While these two cars share many similarities, at their core they are vastly different. The Pontiac gets the hole shot, and the victory, gradually pulling away from the effervescence of the heavier Chevrolet’s headlamps. The ’70 Chevelle is equipped with a supercharged vintage 7.0-liter big block V8 and the Trans Am utilizes a late model 6.2-liter turbocharged V8. Despite the two Read More

Porsche 918 Launch Control and Drag Racing

This is high profile, 1/2-mile roll racing on a closed airstrip. In attendance are such supercars as the Koenigsegg Agera and the usual Ferraris and Lamborghinis but the standout proves to be an 887hp Porsche 918. The German powerhouse proves to be too much for most competitors as he blasts out of the hole and rockets down the course. The Porsche 918 is part of the new generation of hybrid powered supercars. From the factory it boasts a 4.6-liter V8 gasoline engine with direct fuel injection. It not only makes 887hp @ 8600 RPM but also produces 944-lb.-ft. of torque Read More

Tesla P85D Insane Mode vs McLaren 650S Spider

Check out two heads up races between a Tesla Model S P85D with Insane mode taking on a McLaren 650S Spider.  While were used to seeing the Tesla P85D with it’s instant power (691HP), monster torque and all wheel drive take down just about any car off the line, the McLaren 650S is quite a monster off the line as well.  Our last test with the McLaren 650S demonstrated it’s advanced launch control system with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.8 seconds with OEM tires on the street. With the Tesla’s robotic ability to hit 0-60 MPH in 3.1 Read More

Twin Turbo Camaro vs. Turbo LS9 RX-7

On a secluded airstrip in the desert, there stood a pretty girl. Her arms were raised and her long, dark hair was blowing in the warm breeze – that was just before all hell broke loose. She was a gorgeous starter and the hades that was unleashed came from a twin turbocharged 2012 Chevrolet Camaro and a highly modified 1994 Mazda RX-7. This is 1/2-mile roll racing and the Camaro gets the initial jump on the Mazda but the advantage is short lived (Hmmph!). The RX-7 posts a top speed of 191mph narrowly snatching victory from the Chevy that posted Read More

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