Turbo Chevy Silverado vs. Twin Turbo Genesis G70 – This vs. That

In this installment, we have an unlikely pairing between a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2021 Genesis G70 sedan. These two vehicles will be competing in a series of drag races on a closed course in an undisclosed location. Now, let’s check out the rides. The pickup is a rear-wheel drive Silverado with a Thompson Racing engine (370 cubic-inch) and a massive turbo. It’s running a 4-speed automatic transmission (4L80E) and it weighs 4,300-pounds. Whoa! That’s a heavy Cowboy Cadillac. Despite the extra girth, this truck has turned a 10-second quarter-mile (maybe faster). It is estimated to have a maximum Read More

Big Block Mini Cooper – 7-Second Screamer

This thing is out of bounds! It’s a 2011 Mini Cooper Clubman with a stock steel body (power windows intact). What’s not stock is the 7-second (quarter-mile) elapsed times that this blue streak cranks out with great regularity. Just look at those big, fat rear tires – this thing is for real! Under the hood is a 565 cubic-inch Dart Racing engine with nitrous. It’s all-aluminum (block and heads) and it can produce nearly 1,000hp. The remainder of the powertrain consists of a 2-speed Powerglide transmission and a (narrowed) Ford 9-inch rear end. The car weighs 2,750-pounds (with the driver) Read More

Ported Blower GT500 vs. Twin Turbo F-150 – Street Digs

What we have here is a bit of Shelby-on-Shelby action. What’s the best part? It’s on the streets (of Mexico). Shall we have a look at the vehicles? The 2014 Ford Mustang is a GT500, which is loaded with a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 motor. In stock condition, the Mustang GT500 can generate 662hp and 631 lb.-ft. of torque. This little creampuff has been upgraded with a Kong ported blower, a set of long tube exhaust headers and a Coastal tune. She is sleek and fast. The Ford F-150 Super Snake has been modified as well. The supercharger has been deleted Read More

Ultimate Street Sleeper – 10-Second Honda Civic Sedan

Nobody – and I mean nobody – is expecting to get gapped by a 1991 Honda Civic Sedan. Then, it happens. Those front wheels hook up and smoke begins to billow from under the fenders. This inconspicuous looking four-door tilts up to the starting line and bang! It launches through the light and blasts through the 1320 like a blue streak. You just got beat by a granny wagon. Keeping with the Honda theme, this guy opted to go with a B18 four-cylinder motor and a big turbo. The bottom end is upgraded with better connecting rods and pistons. The Read More

630HP Restomod 1965 Corvette Widebody

Our boy Shawn (from Autotopia) has done it again. He located this crazy 1965 Chevy Corvette with a widened body (6-inches) sitting on a nearly stock chassis modified to accept a C4 front suspension. In the rear, we have an independent torque-arm design with a Dana 44 Trac Loc differential. The Forgeline wheels are 18-inch (12.5-inch rear, 11.5-inch front) This is a car that is equally suited for the dragstrip or the autocross course. The engine is a Lingenfelter built LS7 7.0-liter all-aluminum dry sump V8 capable of producing 630hp. By the way, it’s naturally aspirated. The 3-inch exhaust system Read More

Four Way Roll and Drag Race – NSX Type S, C8 Corvette, Nismo GT-R and 911 Turbo S

The sweet stench of supercar is in the air as four of the fastest modern vehicles in the world prepare to get it on. The track is heated up and the drivers are talking smack. Let’s take this opportunity to have a look at the cars. At a sticker price of $187k, the 2022 Acura NSX Type S brings some serious technology to the track. This all-wheel drive entry is powered by a twin turbo hybrid 3.5-liter V6 and a trio of electric motors. The combo is good for 600hp making it both beauty and beast. The Porsche 911 Turbo Read More

Cleetus’ Big Block Swapped Crown Vic – Dyno and First Burnout

Cleetus McFarland and his crew at Freedom Garage are known for building some wild rides. None is wilder than the Twisted Tea Ford Crown Victoria. Saying this car has undergone weight reduction treatment is like saying a pig’s behind is pork. This car has been decapitated and stripped down to the bare necessities. As if that weren’t enough, these guys trashed the old modular 4.6-liter engine and replaced it with a massive 632 cubic-inch big block. This is an all-aluminum, dry sump behemoth of a motor that is capable of producing 1,000 naturally aspirated horsepower (on race gas). Running pump Read More

Quickest Front-Wheel Drive on the Left Coast Terrorizes RaceWorz

The guys from 1320 Video ran across this Acura Integra that was killing the competition during RaceWorz 2022. Competing in the Sport Front-Wheel Drive Class, this beast of an Acura seems capable of running eight-second passes all weekend. Making this angry hornet go is a professionally built four-cylinder that’s crammed full of all the best internals available – including Wiseco pistons and MGP connecting rods. The turbo is a 74mm Revolution and the controller is a MoTec 800. The car owner says he is making just under 1,300hp to the front wheels. The transmission is a PPG dogbox and the Read More

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