World’s Fastest Diesel Pickup 172MPH Duramax

July 31st, 2015

This video lets you ride along (and watch) with Owen Powell (driver and chief technician) and the crew at Duramaxtuner as they set a new record for diesel trucks in the Texas Mile. After experiencing some issues with torque converter lockup, the crew gets this stock looking pickup back on track and sets the record on the first day of testing. Day two Owen and the guys continue to fight the rigors associated with running a vehicle at full-throttle for a solid mile, but they manage to pull out a new record pass of 172.2 mph. Great job guys! Here Read More

260MPH COPO Camaro

July 30th, 2015

Nelson Racing Engines (NRE), in conjunction with Brink Racecraft, are building a fifth-generation COPO Camaro designed to tackle the Texas Mile. It boasts 2,500hp and is capable of hitting speeds in the neighborhood of 260 mph. This bad bowtie is powered by a NRE 632-cubic-inch big block Chevy with twin 88-millimeter Mirror-Image turbochargers, 4-into-1 custom fabricated stainless steel turbo exhaust headers, an Alien intake manifold with Anteater snout, Tial wastegates and Tial Q blow-off valves, v-banded inlet and outlet pipes, a specially formed water to air intercooler, and a billet air breather system with integrated step downs. Built-in roof rails Read More

8-Second 1/4-Mile by an 18-Year Old Girl

July 29th, 2015

In my gym there is a small sign that reads, “Remember that somewhere in China a school girl just did multiple sets of 15 – with your max.” That reminds me of Alex Taylor. As the youngest competitor at Rocky Mountain Race Week, this 18-year old is competing on a level that is much more advanced than her years. In one clip she responds to a question regarding the effects of the Colorado elevation level with, “Ooooh, el-e-vation” and in another she is spewing analytical tuner data like an experienced crew chief. This racer is already good, but one day Read More

Old School Blown Chevelle vs. New School Trans Am WS6

July 28th, 2015

Now this is what street racing is supposed to sound like! Check out this video as it depicts two high-performance rear-wheel drive GM products locked in a head to head battle on a lonely stretch of two lane blacktop. While these two cars share many similarities, at their core they are vastly different. The Pontiac gets the hole shot, and the victory, gradually pulling away from the effervescence of the heavier Chevrolet’s headlamps. The ’70 Chevelle is equipped with a supercharged vintage 7.0-liter big block V8 and the Trans Am utilizes a late model 6.2-liter turbocharged V8. Despite the two Read More

Tesla P85D Insane Mode vs McLaren 650S Spider

July 25th, 2015

Check out two heads up races between a Tesla Model S P85D with Insane mode taking on a McLaren 650S Spider.  While were used to seeing the Tesla P85D with it’s instant power (691HP), monster torque and all wheel drive take down just about any car off the line, the McLaren 650S is quite a monster off the line as well.  Our last test with the McLaren 650S demonstrated it’s advanced launch control system with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.8 seconds with OEM tires on the street. With the Tesla’s robotic ability to hit 0-60 MPH in 3.1 Read More

Twin Turbo Camaro vs. Turbo LS9 RX-7

July 24th, 2015

On a secluded airstrip in the desert, there stood a pretty girl. Her arms were raised and her long, dark hair was blowing in the warm breeze – that was just before all hell broke loose. She was a gorgeous starter and the hades that was unleashed came from a twin turbocharged 2012 Chevrolet Camaro and a highly modified 1994 Mazda RX-7. This is 1/2-mile roll racing and the Camaro gets the initial jump on the Mazda but the advantage is short lived (Hmmph!). The RX-7 posts a top speed of 191mph narrowly snatching victory from the Chevy that posted Read More

2,000HP Furious 7 Maximus Charger Exposed

July 16th, 2015

If you are a fan of the Fast and Furious Saga, then you don’t want to miss this video. It gives us an inside look at the Maximus 2000 Charger (featured in the final scene of Furious 7) as described by Tom Nelson, of Nelson Racing Engines (NRE). It is a handcrafted replica of a 1968 Dodge Charger – with a few new twists. For one, the body is 6-inches wider than a stock ’68 Charger so the 18-inch wide tires on the rear look like average street tires. The first thing you will notice is the paint job (or Read More

1,200-Mile Road Trip in a 6-Second Street Beast

July 15th, 2015

In what must be the equivalent of the ultimate Iron-Man competition for an elite class street racer, three drivers recently set out to conquer Rocky Mountain Race Week. This 1,200-mile test of speed and endurance rolls through the Rockies and in to Pueblo, Colorado, then they trek to Great Bend, Kansas, before heading to Kearney, Nebraska, after that they make a u-turn and the journey culminates back in Denver, Colorado. For each step of the journey, there is a full day of heads up dig racing. For at least three individual drivers, this entire trip is taken in a bad-axe, Read More

Drag Racing: 800HP AWD Jeep SRT8

July 14th, 2015

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em – and by that I mean all four tires (at the same time). This late model Grand Cherokee lays the smack down on a twin turbocharged Cutlass, some bodacious sports cars, and several high-powered turbo diesel pickups, on his way to the finals and an overall victory. This “grocery-getter” is powered by a 6.4-liter (that’s 392-cubic-inches) HEMI with a Procharger bolted on. Total output is estimated at 800hp, but some of this guy’s opponents may argue that it is much higher. Despite the fact that it is equipped with street radials, this all-wheel-drive SUV Read More

Loose on the Streets: 1350HP Twin Turbo Viper

July 9th, 2015

What do a pair of twin turbocharged Dodge Vipers, a turbocharged Supra, a supercharged C7, and a 900hp ZR1 have in common? Well, for one thing, they are all in this video clip and for another – they are all running amuck on the streets in an all out roll racing extravaganza. While these cars are all easy on the eyes, it ain’t how you look – its what ‘cha got under the hood. The first entry is a C7 Chevy Corvette. She is supercharged, with a methanol injection system to cool things down, and making 820hp (at the rear Read More

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