New GT-R Half-Mile World Record

November 30th, 2015

The place is Texas and the event is WannaGoFast2015. The Nissan GT-R is a familiar one. It is campaigned by T1 Racing Development and the contest in question is the standing half-mile. You don’t want to miss this clip because it includes a world record setting pass (half-mile GT-R) at 235.6 mph. This shatters the previous record and narrowly misses the overall record held by Underground Racing. Propulsion for the current record holding coupe comes from a 3.8-liter stock displacement V6 engine with a custom billet crankshaft, custom billet pistons, and aluminum connecting rods. Forced air induction is achieved using Read More

Atomic Fusion Vette Makes 6-Second Pass at 220MPH

November 27th, 2015

Mark Carlyle is tearing up the record books with his beautiful burnt orange twin-turbo Corvette, called Atomic Fusion. This video shows him crushing it during the Import vs. Domestic World Cup Finals at the Maryland International Raceway. He also holds the world’s record for the LSX Drag Radial 1/4-Mile Class. Powering the stylish Corvette is an all aluminum 7.0-liter Chevy small block with GRP, Ross, and Callie’s internals and All-Pro cylinder heads. Forced air induction is handled using a pair of Garrett GTX5518R turbochargers with Tial wastegates and blow-off valves. A Big Stuff 3 fuel management system keeps all the Read More

Head-to Head – 2015 Camaro Z28 vs. 2016 Shelby GT350R

November 27th, 2015

For as long as the term “Muscle Car” has been a part of the English language, Camaros and Mustangs have been squaring off on the black-top. Ford loyalists will quickly make you aware that the Mustang started it all in 1965. The original pony car smashed sales records and became an instant classic. Chevrolet quickly answered with a tremendously popular sports coupe (called the Camaro) for the 1967 model year. When asked what the name “Camaro” meant GM designers said, “It’s a beast that eats Mustangs” – and so the battle ensued and continues until this day. Check it out Read More

America’s Fastest Scion

November 25th, 2015

Get a load of Pure Automotive Performance’s lime green FR-S campaigning at the World Cup Finals in Maryland. This is one artfully crafted drag car. It ends up with a North America record setting 9.2-second quarter-mile run at 150 mph. Under the hood of this FR-S you’ll find a turbocharged 3.0-liter 2JZ (Toyota) engine being force fed copious amounts of air via a Precision 67-millimeter turbocharger. The custom crafted intercooler and piping are immaculate on this ride and so is the interior. Pure Automotive certainly knows how to put the nuts and bolts together. Power for this fantastic looking ride Read More

Twin-Turbo 5.3-liter Nova Runs 8-Second Quarter-Mile

November 24th, 2015

Nathan Shaw of Lakeville, Minnesota has built himself a great little street/strip car. It has a dandy paint job that appears black under certain light conditions and green in others. The car is a 1971 Chevrolet Nova and it was on display during One Guy’s Garage Drag Week; more importantly, he laid down an 8.63 1/4-mile pass @ 157.91 mph. Nathan’s Nova is well equipped with an all-aluminum 2008 5.3-liter Chevy block with Wiseco pistons, Callie’s connecting rods, a stock crankshaft, ARP hardware, and TFS 220 cylinder heads. Air induction is of the forced variety and features a pair of Read More

Turbo 2JZ-GTE Equipped Mustang

November 23rd, 2015

What the …? This great looking Ford Mustang doesn’t have a built 429 Cobra Jet and there’s no turbocharged 5.3-liter LS motor. Instead, this little American beauty has a junkyard Toyota Supra 2JZ-GTE thrashing about under the hood. What’s even more interesting is that this thing made it all the way to the semi-final round of the Kansas City F-Body Event. The 2JZ-GTE is an inline 6-cylinder and the one in this pony car is bone stock. A massive 76-millimeter turbocharger does most of the work. It is accompanied by a Pro EFI controller and power is transferred to the Read More

Mutant Unicorn ‘Vette Makes 2400HP

November 16th, 2015

Hold on to your hats fellas! This Chevrolet Corvette mutation is gobbling up the competition like a pig eats corn. Originally built for street racing, this beast is still trying to gain some traction in the roll racing game but once he gets the handling issues sorted, we look for 200 mph+ closed airstrip passes at will. The guys at D3 Performance Engineering have really outdone themselves with this monster. It features a LME (Late Model Engines) built 414-cubic-inch LS based engine with a pair of 88-millimeter turbochargers sticking out of the hood. With Pro Fuel Injection, C127 MoTech instrumentation, a Read More

Quarter-Mile Record Holding 617HP AWD Taurus

November 13th, 2015

So you want to rip up the track in a sedan? Try this one on for size. How about an all-wheel drive 2010 Ford Taurus SHO? This bad boy holds the world’s record for the EcoBoost platform (in the 1/4-mile drag racing segment). It laid down an 11.5-second pass at 119.49 mph in November 2015. This video shows us the professionals at Livernois Motorsports as they go about their business putting together a bulletproof 3.5-liter EcoBoost with proprietary four bolt main caps and cylinder head studs. This thing is line bored, balanced, and blue printed to be extremely smooth and Read More

Airstrip Attack Ford vs Ferrari

November 12th, 2015

One doesn’t often see the likes of the legendary 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 getting spanked in a contest of speed but that is exactly what happens in this video. Shift S3ctor brings you another event from a closed airstrip. Fast cars and high speeds abound as the participants line up for some elite level roll racing. The Ferrari in this video is a 458. It features a 562hp v8 engine with a 7-speed dual clutch and F1 inspired suspension. The 2014 Shelby GT500 is equipped with a 5.8-liter supercharged and intercooled V8 engine that produces 662hp and 631-lb.-ft. of Read More

Turbo-Diesel Rat Rod Running 6 Nitrous Bottles

November 11th, 2015

This video comes to you from SEMA 2015. It features a wild creation from the gang at Premier Performance Products Distribution in Rexburg, Idaho -and I do mean a Wild One! It all begins with a Generation II Dodge Ram 2WD pickup truck chassis with a 12-valve Cummins diesel engine. From there it takes a really wild turn and ends up as this beast that you have just got to wrap your eyeballs around. The cab is pre-war and the cockpit is state-of-the-art techno-redneck. The monster power plant is built by Industrial Injection and it has a couple of ATS Read More