Motor Trend got some time to benchmark a pre-production 2012 Lexus LFA by putting it on the dyno and running it heads-up against it’s only Japanese competitor, the Nissan GT-R. On K&N’s DynoJet, the Lexus LFA’s Dyno results were 430.3 horsepower and 283.07 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels. These numbers seem quite low since Lexus claims the LFA is putting out 552 HP, which means the LFA would have a 21% drivetrain loss. On the same dyno, the Nissan GT-R put down 382 horsepower, which we know is quite low compared to many other GT-R Read More
We have some great pictures and video of what might be the first real world drag racing pass of a Porsche 911 997.2 Turbo with the PDK transmission that making some test runs at Rock Falls Raceway, WI. This Porsche 911 997.2 Turbo had been modified by EVOMS with quite an extensive list of upgrades. The car is setup with a set of upgraded 65mm Billet turbochargers along with headers, free flowing cats, 70mm sport exhaust system and a custom tuned ECU by EVOMS to work with the upgrades. Running on less than optimal 91 octane fuel and a Density Read More
Here is a video of a Bugatti Veyron racing a Nissan GT-R Switzer P800 somewhere in Russia. Even though the Nissan GT-R is highly modified with over 800HP and got the hole shot, the $1.6+ million Veyron with it’s 1001+ HP 16 cylinder quad turbocharged motor clearly blows past him on the top end. Similarly modified GT-R’s have run low to mid 10’s at close to 140MPH while we’ve only seen some magazines times for the Veyron running about the same.
Here is a great race between a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 SV vs a Nissan GT-R with the HKS upgrade kit. The Murcielago is stock with it’s V12 normally aspirated engine producing 670HP. The Nissan GT-R with it’s V6 Twin Turbo engine has been modified to bring it from 485HP to around 600HP. The LP670 SV checks in at just over $450,000 while the Nissan GT-R would run around $100k after the HKS additions. The race is a bit surprising since we’ve seen quite a few Nissan GT-Rs with this kind of power running mid 10’s at around 135 MPH, Read More