Here are a pair of videos showing a new 2012 Nissan GT-R using it’s newly updated launch control system literally catapulting itself off the line. The first video shows a solo launch while the 2nd one shows it racing heads up against a 2011 GT-R. The 2012 GT-R is easily able to pull 2-3 car lengths on the 2011 GT-R to around 70 MPH and continues to pull ahead with it’s 45HP advantage, improved aerodynamics and slight weight reduction. The only car we can see hanging with the new GT-R from a stop is the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Read More
McLaren Automotive today announced the US manufacturer suggested retail pricing (MSRP) for the McLaren MP4-12C starting at $229,000 with an anticipated on-sale date of late summer 2011. The MP4-12C will arrive on the North American sports car scene as the only carbon-fiber based vehicle in its market-price segment. Powered by a highly efficient yet powerful 3.8 liter 592 hp powerplant with a dry weight of less than 2,900 lbs., the MP4-12C could prove to be a benchmark setting super car making waves between the more expensive Lamborghinis and Ferraris. The 12C will be the first in a range of high-performance Read More
Take a look at this wicked Cadillac CTS-V running a 9.85 @ 139.7 MPH at Palm Beach International Raceway. Running a healthy 200 progressive shot of nitrous on a motor with forged internals and stock supercharger this CTS-V was able to pull a decent 1.54 60′ time on a set of drag radials. Other modifications include kooks headers, different supercharger pulleys along with a LS3 throttle body and a LPE cold air induction kit. Running through a stock transmission and torque converter, this CTS-V put down 865 horsepower and 850 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels. With a conservative Read More
We did some dyno testing and drag racing passes with 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo setup with a Twin Turbo Bolt-On kit by Heffner Performance. We first headed over to HorsePower Logic in West Palm Beach, FL and strapped down the Gallardo to an AWD Mustang Dyno where it put down 740 AWHP on MS109 fuel at around 9 pounds of boost. From the dyno we headed out to Palm Beach International Raceway to make a few passes down the drag strip. The best ET at the drag strip was a 10.61 with the highest trap speed coming in at 138.63 MPH. Read More
We came across this Lexus IS-F running a super healthy shot of nitrous done by Titan Motorsports. The Lexus made 630 horsepower and 566 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels. Using a 16% drivetrain loss from the IS-F’s 7 speed automatic transmission, we come up with just over 750 horsepower for this 4 door sleeper. Other supporting modifications include a custom exhaust system, ported intakes and tuning. Considering that stock IS-F’s put down about 350 HP to the wheels, we can’t imagine this engine lasting too long, hopefully we’ll get some performance numbers before anything happens! Take a look Read More
Here is a close race between a Lamborghini Balboni LP550-2 against a Porsche 911 Turbo EVOMS with the Lambo pulling slightly ahead and holding on to it’s lead throughout the race. The Lamborghini Balboni is a special rear wheel drive version of the Gallardo LP560 which is clearly demonstrated at the beginning of the video with it’s nice burnouts.
The crew over at Underground Racing known for turbocharging all kinds of exotic cars just finished up working on a brand new Ferrari 458, outfitting it with a twin turbo system. While horsepower or performance numbers haven’t been released, we would expect around 1,000 HP from this Ferrari at a cost of around $100k. Enjoy the pictures below and check for dyno sheets and performance numbers.