Electric Miata goes 9.1 @ 144 MPH

October 28th, 2013

Check out this electric Miata known as Assault & Battery running low 9’s at 144 MPH.   This crazy super silent drag car is powered by a 333 volt LiPo pack and two 2000 amp Zilla controllers feeding dual NetGain 9-inch motors.   Seems like there is a lot more to come as current was limited to less than 1,100 amps for this run.  As per NEDRA this run set a record in the XS Extreme Street class. 2002 Mazda Miata MX5 Electric Timeslip Details Take a look at the video below:

Stock 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 Automatic runs 11.6 @ 119 MPH in the 1/4 mile

October 27th, 2013

We’ve seen dozens of new 2014 Corvette Stingray’s hitting the 1/4 mile since they started hitting the streets a few weeks ago with the first few going low 12’s.   It was just a matter of time until someone brought one to ATCO Raceway which is well known for it’s great weather, excellent track prep and very quick 1/4 mile times. Take a look at this Crystal Red Tintcoat C7 with the 6 speed automatic transmission running well into the 11’s in stock form down to the factory provided tires.   The best pass was 11.67 @ 119 6 MPH.   Read More

McLaren P1 Showing at The Collection, Coral Gables, FL

October 26th, 2013

We had some time to take a close look at the all new McLaren P1 over at The Collection in Coral Gables, FL.  McLaren’s latest Hyper Car is powered by a 3.8L V8 Twin turbo and an electric motor for total power of 903 horsepower and McLaren states it will run 9.8 @ 152 MPH in the 1/4 mile. Some interesting details on the McLaren’s hybrid drivetrain.   The P1 has a few methods to charge it’s batteries,   not only does it have electric motor regenerative braking similar to the Tesla Model S, it can also charge the batteries Read More

McLaren states 9.8 @152 MPH 1/4 Mile for the P1

October 23rd, 2013

McLaren has put out some official performance numbers for their new McLaren P1 Hyper Car. With a 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo gas engine augmented with electric power for a total of 903 HP, this lightweight car (3,100 pounds) is sure to amaze in any category, including the 1/4 mile.   Power to weight for the P1 is just 3.43 pounds!  The performance stats directly from McLaren are: 0-62mph: 2.8secs 0-124mph: 6.8secs 0-186mph: 16.5secs Standing 1/4 mile: 9.8secs at 152mph That’s quicker and faster than the last regular Veyron (1,001 HP) we saw at the track running 10.1 @ 139 MPH.  We should also note Read More

Bright Green Tesla Model S spotted with Elon Musk

October 21st, 2013

Take a look at this bright green Tesla Model S spotted with Elon Musk and some other execs in the background at the Tesla factory.  All kinds of rumors are running rampant with this one from it being an all wheel drive test mule Model S with 600HP to just a new color, or the possibility of it being featured in an upcoming movie.   Related Links: Tesla Model S Drag Racing Energy Usage and Cost Tesla Model S Performance sets World Record for the Quickest Production Electric Car Tesla Model S 60 kWh vs Tesla Model S 85 kWh Read More

2013 SRT Viper Twin Turbo with 1,000 HP on the Dyno

October 14th, 2013

RacingSolutions took a brand new 2013 SRT Viper with the 8.4L V10 making 640 horsepower and bolted on their Twin Turbo system bumping up the power to 857 horsepower and 810 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels at 8 psi on a DynoJet.  Accounting for driveline losses through the 6 speed manual transmission that puts this SRT Viper at 1,000 HP on 93 octane pump gas.  They quote 1,100 horsepower when using E85 or race fuel. This  twin turbo package  using Precision 62mm Turbochargers from RacingSolutions is a bolt on system requiring no internal modifications to the engine and is priced Read More

First real world Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray at the Drag Strip

October 3rd, 2013

RoadTestTV got some video of what might be the first real world Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray running at the drag strip over at Palm Beach International Raceway.  This C7 was equipped with the 7 speed manual transmission and ended up running a 12.47 @ 116.2 MPH with a 2.12 60′ time. The car is certainly capable of a better launch and it’s pretty clear the new base C7 will be running well into the 11’s, probably with the 6 speed automatic transmission. The new Corvette is powered by a 6.2L V8 with 460HP and 465 ft lbs of torque and starts Read More

GoPro Winner for September 2013 is Bill with a Dodge Challenger SRT8

October 1st, 2013

Congrats to Bill running high 10’s in his 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a Procharger D1 making 700 horsepower.   We’re sending him a brand new GoPro HERO3 along with the suction cup mount.   Keep those links up as we’ll be giving another GoPro away on November 30th, 2013 and you can win more than once.  If you haven’t entered yet, ENTER NOW. Take a look at the specs on his car: 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Procharger D1