Nissan held a European Press Event to debut the 2013 GT-R this past weekend. Details from the event are coming in and while it might not be 100% official the following changes were noted: Power increase up from 530HP to ~570HP Visually remains the same with no additional color options Suspension and Transmission logic have been tweaked Under body has been changed to improve aero and cooling Co2 emissions have once again been lowered Official Ring Time Attack attempt is expected mid October Premium Black Edition, Egois and a Track Edition will be also be available. With the additional power Read More
Here is some video of the first Lamborghini Aventador LP700 we’ve seen at the drag strip. The brand new Aventador is powered by a 690 horsepower V12 through a very quick shifting ISR single clutch automated transmission. While this run was only at an 1/8 mile track, the results are very promising with the Aventador running a 7.1 @ 106 MPH without even launching the car and a passenger in the car. This 1/8 mile time roughly translates to mid to high 10’s at 134+ MPH. In the video the Aventador is up against a 1000HP Nissan GT-R, not quite Read More
Road & Track did a heads up all out drag racing comparison of 3 cars in the 2 second club; cars that go from 0-60 MPH in under 3 seconds. The contenders include the 1200HP Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, 530HP Nissan GT-R and the 530HP 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Summary of results: 2012 Nissan GT-R ($93k) 0-60 MPH: 2.94 0-100 MPH: 7.3 1/4 mile: 11.2 @ 123.4 MPH 0-160 MPH: 22.0 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S ($170k) 0-60 MPH: 2.84 0-100 MPH: 6.7 1/4 mile: 10.9 @ 128 MPH 0-160 MPH: 18.7 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ($2.8M) 0-60 Read More
This video shows a brand new Lamborghini Aventador LP700 racing against a Gallardo LP560 Twin Turbo running at 9psi. The LP560TT at 9psi should be making around 940 horsepower and as the video shows it has a hard time passing the LP700 which is rated at 700HP. Towards the end of the video you can see some nice flames from the Aventador as it lets off the gas.
Take a look at this hacked up Lamborghini Countach setup as full out drag car that has reportedly run in the 6’s when now bouncing off the walls. Doesn’t look like too much damage was done, we’re on the hunt to find a video of it making a pull pass.
Motor Trend setup an amazing line up of cars for an all out king of the 1/4 mile drag race at an airstrip. The Nissan GT-R with it’s 530HP V6 Twin Turbo and superb all wheel drive launch control beat them all to the finish. Nissan GT-R: 11.2 @ 121.8 MPH Ferrari 458 Italia: 11.3 @ 125.6 MPH Audi R8 GT: 11.5 @ 125.1 MPH Mercedes SLS AMG: 11.7 @ 124.1 MPH Lexus LFA: 11.9 @ 123.7 MPH Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07: 11.9 @ 122.5 MPH Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 11.9 @ 120.7 MPH Ford Mustang BOSS 302 Laguna Seca: 12.4 Read More
Take a look at this 3/4 custom built Supra chassis car with over 2000 HP running at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, GA. This Supra comes off the line hard with a 1.05 60′ time and finishes up the 1/4 mile at 7.03 @ 186.7 MPH. The notes in the video state that they let off at the 1000′ mark, so look for this Supra to dip into the 6’s really soon. Take a look at the video and timeslip below. Toyota Supra E.Kanoo Drag Supra Titan