New 2009 Cadillac CTS-V on the Dyno

December 26th, 2008

The new 2009 Cadillac CTS-Vs are starting to arrive at dealers throughout the US and quite a few have already been delivered. The new Cadillac CTS-V is equipped with 6.2L supercharged V8 engine borrowed from the ZR1 putting out 556HP according to GM. One owner has already put his CTS-V on the dyno where it put down 438HP and 440 ft lbs of torque down to the rear wheels. It’s not clear if this was a manual or automatic transmission car, but if we go with a 16% driveline loss, we arrive at 522HP, a little shy of GM’s claims. Read More

Record setting Nissan GT-R destroys transmission on video

December 22nd, 2008

Samurai Speed’s Nissan GT-R is currently the quickest documented Nissan GT-R running the 1/4 mile in a very quick 10.5 @ 128.42 MPH. With well over a hundred 600+ horsepower launch control starts on their transmission, it finally gave up, sounding like “bunch of metal dominoes in a line and Tiger Woods came by and hit them with his driver”. Samurai Speed was getting some very quick 60′ times with the quickest at 1.497 with 18″ wheels and drag radials along with a host of other modifications to boost up the power to over 600 HP. Check out their timeslip Read More

Toyota Supra 6 speed by Boost Logic runs 8.19 @ 189.7 MPH

December 8th, 2008

A 1995 Toyota Supra modified by Boost Logic and driven by SW recently set a new Toyota Supra 6 speed transmission record running 8.19 @ 189.7 MPH at San Antonio Raceway. This is the same car we saw at the SEMA show which also ran 241.8 MPH in the Texas Mile. Click on the picture below to check out the timeslip, picture and high resolution video of this monster and it’s 91mm turbo: Toyota Supra 6 speed by Boost Logic

Electric Car Drag Racing, Tesla vs Tango

December 4th, 2008

On Nov 30th, the fastest production electric vehicles in the U.S. went drag racing at Infineon Raceway. While their first meeting had a number of issues, most notably the underfilled Tango battery pack, and the Tesla’s non-upgraded drivetrain, the 1/4 mile time is quite close and indicative of races to come. The Tango ran a 14.480 @92.15 MPH against the Tesla which ran 14.666 @ 101.23 MPH. For more information on electric drag racing, check out our friends over at NEDRA, the National Electric Drag Racing Association. Check out the video below: