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

Ultimate Street Race Upset! Supra vs Lamborghini

This is a “must see” and hear video. These cars look great and sound even better. In lane one, we have a 2011 TT Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggarra, dyno tested at over 1,700hp. In lane two, a 1,500hp turbocharged Toyota Supra with a Powerglide transmission. It sounds like disaster for the Supra but what happens next is why they actually run the races. The Lambo is equipped with an RS2 twin turbo package and actually delivers 1,775 horsepower to the wheels. All-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission make sure that traction is never an issue. Meanwhile, the Read More

TTT ’69 Chevy C10 Duramax Runs an 8.62 1/4-Mile @ 161.25MPH

If you want to race in the Pro Street Class of the National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA), then you are going to need to make some pretty prolific modifications to any stock vehicle. This heirloom 1969 C10 pickup (the bed is from a 1995 model) has certainly undergone just such a mutation: the cab and cockpit are primarily stock, as they were when Brett Deutsch’s (the current owner) grandpa turned it over to him at the tender age of 15. Brett wrestled his way through an assortment of small block Chevy power plants (including a supercharged 383-stroker) before he Read More

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