If you happen to pull up alongside this grocery-getter, you had better be on your best behavior. Why? Because if you are spoiling for a race, then you just might get spanked. This inconspicuous looking sedan has been clocked at 10.34-seconds and 135.5 mph in the 1/4-mile. The Audi RS7 is pretty impressive in factory trim with its 4.0-liter V8. The stock engine produces 553hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,700 RPM. It is a 32-valve, dual overhead camshaft, all aluminum (block and cylinder heads), engine with direct fuel injection. This particular car has had a turbocharger upgrade (from Read More
The Lamborghini brand has a rich reputation for sleek and powerful premium sports cars. This version may be the baddest of the heap. The name ‘Aventador’ is taken from a particularly vicious Spanish fighting bull and the ‘SV’ represents Super Veloce or ‘Super Fast’. The ‘LP750’ symbolizes the 741hp made by the 6.5-liter V12 engine and the ‘4’ indicates that this beast is all-wheel driven. This Italian masterpiece is capable of rocketing from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.8-seconds; making it a killer street racing machine. It has a top speed that exceeds 217 mph and costs around $500K.
How would you like to sit down with the designer of one of the hottest production models on the street racing scene right now? This video takes you along on an interview with Hiroshi Tamura, Chief Product Specialist, Nissan (R35 GT-R). He delves into his inspiration and design philosophy and gives us a first-hand look into the mind of the man who started it all. There is also a ton of test-drive footage so hold on to your hats! The 2017 GT-R has undergone a mild redesign but it remains one of the most powerful production models available. It features a Read More
You seldom see a vintage Toyota Celica making waves on the drag strip. This little car has everything it takes to pull off that classic import look and all the high-performance goodies to make it run like a modern roll racing superstar. It has the shape that drag racers love; narrow and sleek with a low center of gravity but what about horsepower? How about a 2JZ 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder with a piston upgrade – then add an 8285 turbocharger and presto – you are ready to go racing. The setup is good for 1,000hp. The Speed Warehouse team did Read More
While we’ve seen a bunch of races between the Tesla Model S and various supercars, this is the first we’ve seen of the all new 7 passenger 5,600 pound Model X Tesla SUV racing. The Model X in the video is a P90D with the optional $10,000 Ludicrous mode going up against a bright red and loud Ferrari F430 with the F1 6 speed transmission. While the power to weight ratio is heavily in the Ferrari’s favor, the monstrous amount of instant torque and all wheel drive in the Tesla play a big role in this race.
This is straight-up, 3-wide street racing action between a couple of power house sports cars and a Honda. First, the big dogs line-up for some 60mph roll racing. After the GT500 gets through skinning the ‘Vette, the Chevy takes out his pent-up aggression on the Honda in progress. This black beauty Mustang GT500 has a built engine with the camshaft and cylinder heads upgraded; plus there’s a giant 4.2-liter (that’s almost as big as the 5.0-liter engine) Kenne Belle supercharger bolted on top. Horsepower is estimated at 1,000. The Corvette C6Z is equipped with a 100-shot of laughing gas and Read More
Striving for traction and track position are some of the hurdles that No-Prep racers must clear. With no track prep, no electronic timers, and no excuses – No Prep Racing is an ‘old school’ racing concept that is garnering a humongous following among enthusiasts of all ages. If you enjoy highly-competitive, head-to-head drag racing with limited classifications, then No Prep is right for you. This S10 (called Cornfed 2.0 and equipped with a twin-turbocharged LSX engine) runs in one of the two classifications of most No Prep events – Small Tire. Today the Small Tire class is burgeoning with competition Read More
What do you get when you cram a big V8 (with a pair of turbochargers) into a tiny import coupe? Well, the most notable thing is likely to be a tremendous boost in your power-to-weight ratio. This video takes us to TX2K16 and brings us into contact with a 2002 Lexus IS300 that is purpose-built for crushing the 1/4-mile. Dedicated Motorsports (out of Pflugerville, Texas) has put together this concoction that is being billed as the ‘Fastest GM 6-Speed’. This thing is stuffed full of an all-aluminum 5.3-liter Chevrolet LSX engine with a set of Xona Rotor 95-67 turbochargers, a Read More
You may be familiar with the bright red ’55 1.0 Chevrolet No Prep machine. Now, check out the new and improved version ’55 2.0. The 2.0 has undergone a weight reduction of around a half-ton – that puts it at about 2,600-pounds – with the same basic color scheme and same hard-charging attitude. As usual, traction is at a premium for this No Prep event. If you love bare-bones, heads-up dig racing, this is right up your alley. The 2.0 is taking on the likes of Swamp Thing, Goliath 2.0, Megladon, and the Cutty, on his way to the finals Read More
Three wide street racing on the streets of ‘Old Mexico’ has got to be pretty rare but throw in a supercharged BMW and you are approaching unicorn status. The Beamer locks horns with a Ford Mustang GT500 in the first heat and fares surprisingly well. Next, you have the M3, the GT500, and a blown Mustang Boss in 3-wide action. Take a look for yourself! The BMW is sporting a VF Engineering 650 Kit that gets him up around 650hp. The GT500 comes from the factory with a supercharger and a performance exhaust, a cold-air intake, and other various aftermarket Read More