Tesla Model S 60 kWh vs Tesla Model S 85 kWh Performance

June 30th, 2013

While we’ve done quite a few tests with the 2012 and 2013 Tesla Model S 85 Performance, we recently had some seat time in Tesla’s base model, the Model S 60 kWh.  The base Model S with the 60 kWh battery is rated at 302 HP (225 kW) and 317 ft-lbs of torque.   Tesla claims a 0-60 MPH time of 5.9 seconds and a 1/4 mile of 14.2 but as we’ve seen in the past with the high end Model S 85 performance, Tesla seems under rate their cars, so we decided to bring out the VBOX and test Read More

Nissan GT-R Give Away from eBay

June 20th, 2013

Ebay Motors is giving away a brand new 2013 Nissan GT-R to a lucky person who adds their car to their eBay garage.  With 545 horsepower and 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds, the Nissan GT-R is the ultimate stoplight killer!  Entering just takes a few seconds.  Enter now and let’s see who wins on July 4th, 2013!

Lamborghini Cabrera Spy Photos

June 18th, 2013

Here are some spy shots of the Lamborghini Cabrera which is rumored to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show. Details are scarce, but the car will most likely carry a V10 with 600HP along with a dual clutch transmission and launch control.  We’re hoping for a light weight version of the Aventador with similar performance!     Source:  Marchettino

Tesla Model S Drag Racing Energy Usage and Cost

June 13th, 2013

We’ve had a few questions and interesting comments on our posts and videos about just how much all out racing could be done with a Tesla Model S along with how much that racing might cost.   We did some testing with a 2013 Tesla Model S Performance and took some video of the runs to address these questions in the real world. The Tesla Model S we tested was equipped with the 85 kWh battery and the Performance Package which makes it the most powerful and highest capacity car that Tesla currently offers.  Power output for this Model S Read More

McLaren MP4-12C hits 0-60 MPH in just 2.8 seconds matching the Nissan GT-R

June 6th, 2013

We did some more testing with the McLaren MP4-12C in an attempt to get the best 0-60 MPH time we could on the street with street tires.   The McLaren’s launch control system along with it’s 7 speed SSG transmission does a great job putting down the 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo’s 616HP to the ground. With just a slight hint of wheel spin from the stop, the McLaren rockets ahead hitting 60 MPH in 2.8 seconds and 100 MPH in just 6 seconds flat as per the in car VBOX.   Tires on the McLaren were street legal Toyo R888’s Read More

Lamborghini Aventador vs McLaren MP4-12C 1/8 Mile Drag Race

June 1st, 2013

Here is some video of a Lamborghini Aventador running heads up against McLaren MP4-12C.  The Aventador owner claims to have found a secret launch code to increase the Aventador’s launch RPM from 5,000 to 8,000.   While this sounds like a recipe for a destroying a very expensive Lamborghini 7 speed ISR transmission, everything seems to hold up well with the Aventador coming off the line very hard.   The McLaren MP4-12C was modified with cat delete exhaust system and ECU upgrade quoting 724 HP. Looks like a very close race with the description in the video stating 6.9 for both in the Read More