2020 Tesla Roadster Maximum Plaid Test Drive

November 17th, 2017

Tesla dropped a bombshell at their Semi Truck event with a “one more thing moment” as they revealed the upcoming 2020 Tesla Roadster. I placed a deposit on the $200,000 car while at the event and went for an amazing test ride. Tesla Roadster Specs are nothing short of incredible with 0-60 MPH in just 1.9 seconds, high 8’s in the 1/4 mile, 600+ mile range and a top speed of 250 MPH! Ordering a Tesla, use this link and support DragTimes and the road to the Tesla Roadster: http://www.dragtimes.com/tesla.php  

7-Second FWD Turbo Civic

November 16th, 2017

It is hard enough to get a quarter-mile drag car into the sevens when you have an unlimited budget and all the cubic inches that will fit under the hood. Getting (consistently) into the sevens with a limited budget and using a four-cylinder, front-wheel drive platform is simply outstanding. Kudos to Ramey Racing (and friends), who transformed this seriously unimpressive sport coupe into the track taming hurricane that you see in this video. On this day, they earned the honor of preparing the first vehicle in the Sports Front-Wheel Drive Class to post a 7-second elapsed time in the quarter-mile Read More

World’s Quickest Shelby GT500

November 15th, 2017

Welcome to Budds Creek, Maryland and the Maryland International Raceway. Allow me to introduce to you the Devil’s Reject Shelby GT500. It is capable of producing approximately 2,200hp. This video documents a 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang (highly modified) that has laid claim to the title of World’s Quickest (and Fastest) X275 modular engine Shelby GT500. During the 22nd Annual Haltech World Cup Finals, this pretty Cobra Mustang set in to laying down some consistent six and seven-second elapsed times (at around 200 mph) before dipping down into the sixes to stay. The most dramatic moment came when the Devil’s Read More

Corvette Crazy – Insane Street Hits

November 14th, 2017

Greetings racing fans and welcome to a well organized night of roll racing action on the streets (of Mexico – obviously). This group of competitors is serious about roll racing and it shows in their machinery. The action kicks-off with a little red Corvette (baby you’re much too fast … but I digress …) Z06 that’s packing 434 cubic-inches of LS motor with a 250 shot of nitrous. It is rubbing door handles with a Blue C6 ‘Vette. The blue Chevy  has a 7.0- liter LSX engine with an F1A Procharger. These two cars make multiple passes with the blue Read More

1300HP Aussie UTE Sleeper 

November 11th, 2017

This Aussie UTE (Australian for Sport Utility Vehicle) is perfect for building a sleeper. It is compact and lightweight and it even has a place to haul your cargo. In keeping with the sleeper scenario, this pair of fun-loving Australian race fans crammed a 400-cubic inch LS engine between the fender wells of this right-hand-drive UTE before shipping it over here to compete in Hot Rod Drag Week 2017. As if the motor swap wasn’t dramatic enough, there’s also a pair of 69-millimeter turbochargers in the bed. The vehicle is a 1997 Ford Falcon XH, which weighs in at about Read More

How fast is the updated Tesla Model S 100D from 0-60 MPH and what is Chill Mode?

November 8th, 2017

We test out the updated Tesla Model S 100D and get an very impressive 0-60 MPH time that is WAY quicker than what Tesla states! We also test out the all new “Chill” acceleration mode to see what it’s all about.

Vintage Vette Victimizes Competitors

November 8th, 2017

Rarely do I see a C1 Chevrolet Corvette at the drag strip. The folks who own these classic beauties most often reserve them for car shows and cruising. It is even less common to see a vintage ‘Vette dominating multiple classes (Small Tire and Big Tire) of an event like Street Car Takeover Tucson. Another characteristic that makes this open air Corvette special is the absolute simplicity of the powertrain. In a day of massive power-adders, chemical injections, and specialized racing fuels, this classic ride is propelled by a small block, Chevy LS (V8) engine with a 100hp shot of Read More

805 HP Supercharged Lamborghini Huracan vs McLaren 720S

November 6th, 2017

It’s a Vehicle Virgins vs DragTimes showdown in the Desert with a VF supercharged 805 HP Lamborghini Huracan taking on a stock McLaren 720S.    

Ball of Smoke – 850WHP 13B RX7

November 4th, 2017

The Mazda RX7 featured in this video brings to mind an old saying. It says that it ain’t the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog. The displacement of the engine (76-millimeter) that propels this car down the 1320 (in under eight-seconds), is actually smaller than its turbocharger (88-millimeter). Nevertheless, the combination of the 1.3-liter semi peripheral rotary engine and a single Precision turbocharger produced 850whp during dyno testing. That is good enough to post consistent 7-second elapsed times in the 175 mph range (quarter-mile). Most Mazdas at the drag Read More

Street Pulls – 800WHP EVO

November 3rd, 2017

What could be sweeter than an 800whp DSM? How about a warm night of roll racing on the highways of Mexico? The feature car is a 2005 Mitsubishi Evolution (8) that has been radically modified to enhance performance. It is powered by an EVO 9 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that has been built by AG Autosport (with steel connecting rods). The bottom end is rated at 1,000hp. It also uses a Precision 62-millimeter turbocharger. A pair of Walbro 450 pumps keep the E85 fuel flowing. A Haltech ECU (tuned by CriSpeed) keeps all the ponies running in the same direction. The Read More

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