Taking it to the Streets Camaro LS1

October 20th, 2015

With only exhaust headers, a cold air intake, and a slight camshaft upgrade, this 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 LS1 is spanking some serious arse on the streets of a well known South American country. Rapid acceleration and smooth shifts help to propel this bad bowtie to victories against some pretty impressive competition. As night falls south of the border, the street racing heats up. The first challenger is an LS3 powered C6 Grand Sport. The Z28 makes quick work of this guy and moves on to the evening’s next victim. The next contest is with a Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Read More

Multiple gears coming in the Model S? Hint in the manual or typo?

October 19th, 2015

When browsing through the in car manual in the Tesla Model S related to canceling Autosteer, we noticed an interesting bullet point that says Autosteer cancels when: “You change gears”.  Is this simply an error or a hint that a gear box could be coming in future Tesla’s?  Or maybe they are referring to moving from forward to reverse, which wouldn’t be a “gear” change since the Tesla does not have different gears for forward and reverse.

Twin Turbo Viper Runs 8.39-Second Quarter-Mile

October 16th, 2015

This video begins with a no B.S. dyno run that offers proof of this Viper’s horsepower availability. This thing turned out 1,724-horsepower at the rear-wheels with the boost dialed down to 30 psi (maximum boost capacity is estimated at 35 to 36 psi). After pushing the dyno to its utter limits, the guys at D3 take the Snake out to the track for some electronically timed 1/4-mile passes. D3 has a reputation for producing 8-second cars and this clip certainly doesn’t tarnish it. This Mopar is equipped with a Greg Good racing engine, upgraded cylinder head fasteners, Pro EFI fuel Read More

Airstrip Attack Corvette Z06 vs Mustang Shelby GT500

October 15th, 2015

In this epic battle that is nearly as old as high-performance cars themselves, a Chevrolet and a Ford line up and go head-to-head. This modern day affair features a high-flying Chevrolet C6 Corvette Z06 and a top-of-the-line 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The scene is set on a closed airstrip at the New Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California during the ShiftS3ctor Airstrip Attack 8 event. It’s half-mile dig racing at its best between two prime time nearly stock hot rods. The Mustang is bone stock but the Shelby GT500 package, with a 662hp 5.8-liter supercharged DOHC V8 and manual Read More

Street Racing 2014 Challenger SRT vs 2015 Mustang 5.0

October 13th, 2015

This street racing battle consists of a series of roll races between a 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 and a 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0. These two cars are among the cream of the crop of awesome new retro muscle models that have been introduced over the last five-years. I believe it is safe to say that the Mustang is a little overmatched. The Mustang has only been modified with a Rousch rear axle. It is equipped with a 420hp 5.0-liter V8 and has a manual transmission. The Challenger has been straight piped for minimum exhaust restriction and it sounds great! Read More

2000HP Texas Mile Corvette Z06

October 7th, 2015

This video is brought to us courtesy of KP Racing in Houston, Texas. It features Kelly Bise’s Chevrolet Corvette Z06 during dyno testing. In factory trim the Z06 is legendary by any standard but this little cream-puff is extraordinary in its own right. With a 427-cubic-inch Chevrolet LS engine, twin Pro-Mod 88-millimeter turbochargers, a 300-shot of nitrous, and a highly modified T56 transmission (with a custom-built 4-disc carbon-fiber clutch), Kelly has ambitions of claiming the Corvette record later this year during the Texas Mile event. If everything goes as planned, this car that is built specifically for the standing mile, could Read More

10-Wide Drag Racing World’s Best Supercars

October 6th, 2015

Concluding the 2015 Best Driver’s Car Week, on a closed airstrip at the El Toro Marine Base in Irvine, California, the Motor Trend Channel brings us a star studded lineup that includes all 10-contenders for the title of Best Driver’s Car. That’s right – 10 of the world’s best supercars and sports cars squaring off in an epic 1/4-mile battle for all the marbles. In alphabetical order, the lineup includes a Bentley Continental GT3-R, a Cadillac ATS-V, a Cadillac CTS-V, a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a Lexus RC F, a Mazda MX-5 Miata (?), a Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S, a Mercedes-Benz Read More

Turbocharged Camaro Tears Up No Prep Event

October 5th, 2015

Timers? We don’t need no stinking timers! We don’t need no stinking trees and we ain’t worried about no trap speed. That seems to be the attitude of racers in the style of drag racing known as “no prep.” No prep racers line up and come out of the hole using a human starter and there are no elapsed times; it’s is as simple as win or lose in classic heads-up style dig racing. However, there are classes and the turbocharged Camaro in this video is campaigning in the “drag radial” class. This red Bowtie is amply equipped with a Read More

10 Fastest Rides of Drag Week 2015

October 3rd, 2015

Hot Rod Drag Week is a unique event in which competitors line up in heads up dig racing action on 5 different tracks during a 5-day period. At the end of the event the racer with the lowest drag week average (DWA) from the 5 days of racing wins the title of HOT ROD’S fastest street car in America. Oh yeah, to earn the street car title, one must drive their dragster to each event (1,000-miles total). The competition is grueling with many competitors choosing to pull small cargo trailers to accommodate their personal effects, tools, and spare parts. Check Read More

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous 1/4 Mile Results

October 2nd, 2015

The first 1/4 mile results for the new Tesla P90D with Ludicrous are in with a new owner taking their P90D to Rock Falls Raceway in Wisconsin.  The owner did a 90% charge with the P90D at a nearby supercharger before heading to the track and ended up with a best time of 11.38 @ 115.89 MPH which is quite a bit away from the 10.9 second 1/4 mile time that Tesla states on their P90D specification page. When comparing the P90D timeslips to the P85D slips we have, the P90D clearly has some more low end grunt with a slightly better Read More