We put together a video of some races we’ve had with the McLaren MP4-12C along with some other clips and pictures, enjoy!
The team at SRT sent us a 2013 SRT Viper in Bright White to test out at the StreetCarDrags event at Palm Beach International Raceway on April 7th, 2013. The all new SRT Viper is powered by an 8.4L V10 with 640 horsepower and 600 ft-lbs of torque with a 6 speed manual transmission. Our test car came in with 2,500 miles on the clock and was equipped with a set of Mickey Thompson drag radials to help out with traction at the drag strip. However, the tires were taller than the stock SRT Viper sizes making the SRT Read More
We had some time this weekend at the StreetCarDrags event at Palm Beach International Raceway to line up a couple of the most competitive super cars out today, the McLaren MP4-12C and the Ferrari 458 Italia from ADV.1. The McLaren MP4-12C comes into the ring weighing in at 3,118 pounds with a 3.8L Twin Turbo V8 pushing out 616 horsepower through a 7 speed dual clutch seamless shift gearbox while the Ferrari is a little heavier at 3,200 pounds and a naturally aspirated 4.5L V8 pushing out 562 horsepower through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. Both the McLaren MP4-12C and Read More
We passed by The Collection in Coral Gables to take a look their stripped down McLaren MP4-12C they had on display. Seeing the bare car really makes you appreciate the amazing engineering that went into this super car. The Carbon MonoCell shown weights only 175 pounds and the rest appears to be lightweight aluminum. We took some close up pictures of the powertrain including the turbochargers, wastegates, catalytic converters, half shafts and transmission. Take a look and enjoy. If your looking for some videos of the MP4-12C racing and demonstration some other features, take a look at our McLaren Videos. As Read More
The all new SRT Vipers started leaving the factory last week after a slight delay and are now arriving at dealers nationwide. We found some pictures of this brand new SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition being offloaded at Woodhouse Dodge. The SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition is painted in the iconic Viper GTS Blue with White stripes, packs a v10 with 640HP and has a MSRP in the $143k range. Word has it this car is available for immediate purchase as the original buyer backed out! We’ll be testing a new SRT Viper this weekend at Palm Beach International Read More
We GoPro’d up a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C and a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Palm Beach International Raceway and let em rip down the 1/4 mile. While the stats are close on the cars the race wasn’t. The McLaren MP4-12C weighed in at 3,118 pounds with 616 HP putting the power to weight ratio at 5.06 lbs/hp. The Corvette ZR1 weighed in at 3,200 pounds with 638 HP putting it’s power to weight ratio at 5.01 lbs/hp. However, the mid-engine configuration, launch control and 7 speed dual clutch SSG (seamless shift gearbox) in the McLaren was a huge advantage over the Read More
We were at Palm Beach International Raceway and came across this 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S built by Champion Motorsport in Pompano Beach, FL. With a host of bolt on modifications, a set of Mickey Thompson Drag Radials and AWD PDK launch control, this Turbo S set new record for a stock turbo Porsche running 9.8 @ 135 MPH. VBOX data shows this Porsche running 0-60 MPH in just 2.4 seconds, 0-100 MPH in 5.4 seconds and a 60-130 MPH time of 6.4 seconds. Modifications include a GIAC Tune, Champion Motorsport intercoolers, Werks air box, Werks Y-Pipe with Read More