Chris Cantella recently ran his 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 at Quaker City Raceway, OH running an impressive 10.601 @ 130.86 MPH. This Challenger is outfitted with a 426 HHP Stroker HEMI engine with a Kenne Bell Twin Screw Supercharger bolted on running at 10 psi. Other supporting performance modifications include Kooks headers, Corsa exhaust and a custom Diablo tune. Horsepower at the wheels is noted at 720HP along with 680 ft-lbs of torque on a DynoJet Dyno. Check out his record, timeslip and video by clicking the picture below:
Take a look at this great video of Evo Magazine running a Bugatti Veyron in a heads up drag race against a Nissan GT-R. It’s not quite a fair race with the Veyron having over twice as much HP as the GT-R with it’s 1000+HP 16 cylinder quad-turbo setup, but still interesting to see just how fast the Veyron is in the real world. The Veyron literally disappears from view of the Nissan GT-R.
Mark Carlyle ran his 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with Twin GT35R turbos at Norwalk Raceway Park, OH and pulled a very impressive 9.04 @ 157 MPH. This twin turbo vette is putting down 1023 horsepower and 986 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels on a DynoJet Dyno at around 14 pounds of boost. We’re not sure what kind of drivetrain losses the 4L80e transmission he’s running has, but we’ll guess this car is making over 1200HP with a 15% loss. That’s some serious power that is backed up by the very strong 157 MPH trap speeds. The Density Altitude Read More
Designer Gerry Judah created a 44 tonne, 32 metre-high sculpture for Audi at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. The sculpture celebrates Audi’s achievements in motor sport with the legendary 1937 Auto Union Streamliner and the recently launched R8 V10 sports car at either end of a dramatic “swoosh” of tyre tracks, as if they are drag racing off into the sky.
Here is a video from Top Gear showing a closed street race between two monster exotics, the Lamborghini LP 670-4 vs Mercedes Benz SLR 722. It was a really close race with a surprising ending….