Lamborghini Gallardo Twin Turbo by Heffner

July 29th, 2007

Take a look at this Lamborghini Gallardo with a Twin Turbo setup by Heffner Performance Inc. It recently ran 11.05 @ 131.2 MPH at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. As per the Heffner website their Lambo twin turbo’s are making upwards of 800HP. After reviewing the video, traction looks like an issue, even with Lamborghini’s all wheel drive system in place. We would love to see some dyno sheets for this beast along with some more pictures and videos when it jumps down into the 10’s! Click on the link below to view it’s record and video: Lamborghini Gallardo Twin Read More

2008 Chevrolet Corvette LS3 Dyno Results

July 22nd, 2007

The team over at LG Motorsports got their hands on a couple of the first 2008 Chevrolet Corvettes with the new LS3 engines and put them right on the dyno for some real world horsepower and torque numbers. With less than 30 miles on clock, the first results came in on the car equipped with the 6 speed automatic transmission. It put down an impressive 370.8 horsepower and 363.8 pounds of torque to the rear wheels. Next up was the car with the 6 speed manual transmission. The manual transmission was more efficient and put down 389.5 horsepower and 377.4 Read More

Porsche 928 S4, is that a turbo in your tailpipe?

July 13th, 2007

About three years ago, John Thomas purchased his first Porsche 928. It was a 1989 Guards Red automatic that came out of a collection in southern California with about 110,000 miles. John bought it on e-bay, flew down to San Diego and drove it back to Washington. He had intended to build a high horsepower engine, and the 928 was a good start. It was already one of the fastest cars of its time. Not too long after the purchase, he started looking at ways to build power. Stroker, supercharging and turbocharging were the options. All were pretty expensive, and Read More

Los Angeles Concours 2007

July 7th, 2007

Andrew Bell attended the 2007 Los Angeles Concours car show in June and provided with some great pictures of some very unique cars on display at the show. One notable car to check out is a 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I with a 1934 Jonckheere crafted body. Winner of the 1936 Cannes Concours d’Elegance and the featured car of the 2005 International Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach. Estimated value is +$30 million. Other photographs in include classic muscle cars like the Sheby Cobra race cars, Dodge Chargers, Shelby GT500’s and a AMC Javelin SST. Also included are some classic Ferraris, Read More

Rygen’s 2005 Ford Mustang Turbo V6 by PowerHouse

July 4th, 2007

Rygen fell in love the latest generation Ford Mustang for it’s 67 tribute styling outside, 69 tribute styling inside, and the car in both V6 and V8 flavors was very impressive. He test drove both, but at the time, the V8 was not in the cards. After his financial Situation changed, he had to make a decision, get the V8, or stick with the 6 and go all out. Rygen decided to go the path less taken, and see what the Ford Mustang’s V6 can do when forcefed some additional air via a PowerHouse turbochager. Rygen called PowerHouse Automotive and Read More

BMW M3 Turbo by Active Autowerke puts out over 1,000 horsepower

July 1st, 2007

Active Autowerke recently completed an amazing BMW M3 turbo setup on TazaM3’s car. While running race gas this monster puts down over 835 horsepower and 645 pounds of torque to the rear wheels which translates to around 1,000 HP at the flywheel. The car is running a custom 74mm ball bearing turbo along with a front mounted intercooler with 4″ piping on a fully built motor. We would love to see what this beast would do in the 1/4 mile, so if anyone has any reports please let us know. In the meantime, follow the link for the dyno sheet, Read More

Pre-Production 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10’s are starting to appear.

July 1st, 2007

Some pre-production 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10’s are starting to roll off the assembly line in Michigan. Below is one of the first real world pictures of the new 600HP Viper in the never before seen Snakeskin Green color. Along with the new Snakeskin green color, Dodge is also releasing 4 additional new “lifesaver” colors, Venom Red, Viper Violet, Viper Orange and Bright Blue. Racing stripes are optional and avaialbe in most color combinations. For 2008, the new Dodge Viper SRT will have a 8.4-liter aluminum V-10 engine that has 600 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque. 0-60 times should be Read More