2013 SRT Viper tested drag racing 1/4 mile

December 17th, 2012

The new SRT Viper was tested by Motor Trend against the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in a heads up performance comparison down the 1/4 mile and at Laguna Seca Raceway. Powered by a 640 horsepower 8.4L V10 the SRT Viper ran a 11.4 @ 128.7 MPH, which tied the ZR1. The ZR1 edged out the Viper at Laguna Seca Raceway running 1:33.99 vs the Viper at 1:35.77. For $141,990 as well as all of the hype we expected quite a bit better from the reincarnated Viper. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with 662 horsepower is just a few clicks slower for Read More

Ford GT vs Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 GoPro Video

December 11th, 2012

Here is a heads up race between a 2005 Ford GT and a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at the recent StreetCarDrags Event at Palm Beach International Raceway.   The Ford GT has a pulley and tune upgrade by Heffner Performance and the ZR1 is stock.  Both were running on street tires and struggling a bit off the line with the best run of the day for the Ford GT at 11.09 @ 131 MPH and 11.3 @ 128 MPH for the ZR1.  We also weighed both cars with the Ford GT coming in at 3,430 pounds and the ZR1 3,299 Read More

Win a GoPro HERO3 Action Camera

December 11th, 2012

We’re giving away a GoPro HERO3 with suction mount to a lucky DragTimes.com user who adds their timeslip link in their signature in any automotive discussion forum.   If you run your own website or blog you can use the link as well to enter*.  We’ve made adding the link super simple: Step 1: Add your car to our database if you haven’t already and find your timeslip page on DragTimes.com. Scroll to the bottom where you will see the box containing the signature link code. Step 2: Select the code and copy it to your clipboard. Step 3: Paste the code into Read More

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG BiTurbo All Wheel Drive 4Matic

December 4th, 2012

As performance cars continue to become more and more powerful the point of diminishing returns comes up pretty quick when they are sending all that power to just 2 wheels. What’s the point of having 500-700 or even more horsepower if all you do is spin the tires when you try and use it. In the sports car world, the Nissan GT-R (545 HP), Porsche 911 Turbo S (530HP) and Lamborghini Aventador (700HP) are the kings, running 0-60 MPH in under 3 seconds with ease due to their AWD systems. Competitors like the Corvette ZR1 (638HP), Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Read More