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

Street Fighter: 1000+WHP Toyota Supra

As one of the most capable sports cars ever produced by Toyota, the Supra has seen more than its fair share of the limelight. Thanks to the introduction of the FSR Motorsports Streetfighter Turbo Kit, this Toyota Supra – as it appears in our video – is certain to make an unforgettable impression all its own. In this 1/2-mile roll racing airstrip venue, the Supra posts a top speed of 181.74 mph. He goes up against everyone from an Audi TT to a Chevrolet Camaro and comes out on top. The FSR Motorsports (bolt-on) Streetfighter Turbo Package includes an in-house built Read More

700HP AWD Civic Taking It to the Streets

Check out this clip! If you really want to get the jump on the competition, try switching to all-wheel drive. This innovative cat salvaged the traction-happy components from an earlier model Honda vehicle, and then did whatever was necessary to deliver 700hp and 583-lb.-ft. of torque to the four corners. He certainly gets out of the “roll” quicker than the 1,000hp Mustang Fox but can’t hold the Ford off at the midway point. Here is a bit of the Civic setup: Begin with a stock block 1.6-liter Honda V-TEC engine with forged rods and internals, add a Precision 6262 Turbocharger Read More

1500HP Porsche 911 – 200 MPH Half-Mile

BBi Autosport, out of Huntington Beach, California, has erected a roll racing monster with a familiar name: KING KONG. This video presents the popular Porsche 996 911 as it screams down the airstrip during this recent ShiftS3ctor event. The KING KONG 911 is the 1/4-mile trap speed world record holder among Porsche 911s. KING Kong is set up with a strengthened 3.8-liter engine, big valve cylinder heads, and a BBi B15E Package that boasts such integral goodies as Tial turbochargers and wastegates, and CSF aluminum radiators. The BBi Streetcup Package provides traction and performance handling and Brembo GT-R brakes bring the Read More

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