Sweet Pea – 10-Second Nova Sleeper

In a perfect demonstration of “It ain’t how you look – it’s what you got under the hood” theology; this rusted-out and uglied-up Nova sedan can flat get down the quarter-mile in a hurry. The dominant theme of this clip is that this below average (looking) Nova is virtually indistinguishable from any other oil dripping, brake squealing, gas guzzling grocery getter going about its daily grind. Here’s what makes this Chevy so special: A 6.0-liter Chevy truck engine has been outfitted with a VS Racing 80-millimeter turbocharger and a Coleman Performance (you’ll get that when you watch the video) ice Read More

RPM Corvette – Procharged Rocket

Race Proven Motorsports (RPM) is known for building big horsepower cars with massive power-adders. Unlike a lot of fly-by-night operations, RPM digs down deep into the engine, transmission, and suspension and delivers a high-quality build to push the envelope of power and traction to new heights. Starting with a Chevrolet (C6) Corvette Z06 is a smart bet, The Z06 is built around a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers 650hp and 650 lb.-ft. Of torque. RPM adds a quality engine build along with an F1A Procharger and a trunk-mounted ice water bath. A Holley EFI system delivers plenty of fuel Read More

World Record – 8-Second Charger SRT

Greetings racing fans and welcome to sunny Palm Beach International Raceway. Today Dan with the Plan will attempt to pilot his 2007 Dodge Charger SRT (sedan) into the record books. On the line is the world record for fastest quarter-mile by a Dodge Charger with nitrous. This particular Charger SRT is well heeled with a massive 440 cubic-inch HEMI engine. It is prepared by Gearhead Fabrications and Nitrous Outlet. The car is equipped with a Nitrous Outlet Direct Injection Nitrous Kit that bumps engine output up approximately 450hp. Shifting is handled via a TH400 automatic transmission and the car weighs Read More

8-Second 280Z – TT V8 Monster

I hope that I am not dating myself by saying that I can remember a time when a fellow couldn’t bounce a pair of pliers off the floor without hitting a Nissan (Datsun) 280Z. These little cars were everywhere! Not terribly fast though. They were fun to drive because the suspension was good and most were equipped with a manual transmission. Unfortunately, the wiring started going bad about the second decade and most were scrapped for a more reliable model. Not this one. This one has been reborn! Gone is the sporty and fun to drive little import and in Read More

Blackhawk Trans Am – Drag Radial Class

Baby-faced Joe Hunt must take on a field of twenty-five racers to pick up his first win in the Blackhawk Pontiac WS6 Trans Am. Racing is of the No Prep, drag variety and this is the hottest ticket on the market. The Blackhawk has undergone a dramatic rebirth. It has been transformed from a nitrous car that had little success keeping the front tires on the pavement to a more controllable beast of a twin turbo car. In the past, Joe has gotten close to the prize but just couldn’t quite bring it home. So, will he be able to Read More

Heads Up No Prep – Turbo Acura TL

One of the great things about racing cars is that each competitor has the ability to express themselves through their vehicle. What might seem the farthest from a viable racing solution to most may be a vision in horsepower to another. Such could be said of this pretty blue Acura sedan. Did it begin life as a performance or sports car? Most certainly not. However, it did roll off the assembly line with a Honda VTEC 3.2-liter V6 engine. Can it handle turbocharged horsepower over extended periods of time? Probably not; so car owner Alden built the engine and sleeved Read More

249 MPH V12 Toyota Supra

It requires a special individual to take matters into their own hands and build a variant of a production car after which an entire generation thirsts. The magical Toyota Supra has been the crown jewel of Toyota enthusiasts every since production ceased way back in 1993 (U.S.). Well, Kazuhiko “Smokey” Nagata is such an individual. Smokey built Top Secret Performance out of the basement of his family business, Trust (parent company of GReddy). Top Secret is responsible for this radical one-off Supra and many other one-of-a-kind speedsters. He was well known for crazy engine and transmission swaps and taking his Read More

7-Second Dragonfly – 2000HP Fox Body

There are street cars and then there are street cars but this awesome Fox Body Mustang is head and shoulders above the rest. It all begins with a brand-new 7.0-liter big block (LS) Dart Racing engine – prepared by OCHS Performance. Throw on a set of Frankenstein Engine Dynamics (FED) All Pro cylinder heads and a FED intake manifold package with a massive Precision 102-millimeter turbocharger and you are ready for some racing (an undisclosed Nitrous Outlet kit is riding along too). A Strange Engineering rear end helps put all 2,000 of those ponies to the pavement. The intercooler has Read More

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