Nissan GT-R Launch Control does 0-60 MPH in 2.98 Seconds

December 23rd, 2009

We had the chance to test a tuned Nissan GT-R to see how well it’s updated launch control performs. Take a look at this video showing the 2009 Nissan GT-R ripping off 0-60 MPH in 2.98 seconds on the street as measured by a G-TECH Pro RR performance meter. The Nissan GT-R makes running 0-60 MPH in less than 3 seconds super easy. Simply hold down the brake, step on the gas until the RPM’s reach 3,000, let off the brake and away you go. It would be tough for any car to hold it’s own against the Nissan GT-R Read More

Supercharged Mercedes-Benz CLK55 runs 10.6 @ 125.9 MPH

December 18th, 2009

Take a look at this stealth looking 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 running a very quick 10.6 @ 125.9 MPH at Maryland International Raceway with a Kleemann supercharger pumping out 9psi. Additional modifications include a custom cold air intake using one of the headlights, Kleemann headers, full custom exhaust system and a PTE camshaft along with a larger throttle body. While the 1/4 mile time logs this CLK55 as the 2nd quickest street Mercedes around, the launch shown in the video, along with it’s 1.51 60′ time, breaks the Mercedes 60′ record by quite a bit. This CLK55 launches VERY hard using Read More

Out of control dragster almost lands on top of photographer

December 15th, 2009

Take a look at this picture and video of a funny car dragster driven by Steve Gasparrelli that loses control right after the launch at Pomona Raceway in California. The car appears to lose traction on one side and immediately turns right and heads over to the barrier wall. The barrier wall did it’s job and the car wasn’t able to flip over it, although the entire chassis flipped upside down while the top of the car stayed in place. Photographer Andy Willsheer kept taking photos as he stepped back while the dragster came just a few feet from landing Read More

First Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in the 9’s

December 11th, 2009

A Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 with some modifications done by Lingenfelter was the first ZR1 to break into the 9’s running a 9.81 @ 145.74 MPH at Maryland International Raceway, MD, USA The modifications include a supercharger pulley change to increase boost, larger throttle body, modified intake and some changes to the supercharger’s cooling system to keep the temps down. Surprisingly, the car was running the stock manifold and exhaust system and no internal changes were done to the motor. Running on a set of CCW wheels and Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials, the ZR1 was able to somewhat put the Read More

Nissan GT-R Thermal Images

December 8th, 2009

Here are some interesting pictures taken with a thermal camera of a Nissan GT-R. Thermal cameras can measure temperature from a distance showing the brightest (warmest) parts of the image are customarily colored white, intermediate temperatures reds and yellows, and the dimmest (coolest) parts blue/black. Shown in the image is a front view of the car where you can clearly see heat escaping from the vents in the GT-R’s hood and bumper. The intake manifold is also shown while the engine is running, the black areas are much cooler as the intercooled air is brought into the engine. Also pictured Read More