Import Street Shootout – Mitsubishi Evo vs. Honda Civic

April 7th, 2016

Import aficionados will really appreciate this video. Roll racing is the order of the day and there’s a well put together Mitsubishi that’s beating the brakes off everything. There is also several bonus runs with various imports making a Mustang Cobra look pretty weak. The main event is between a 500hp Civic and the aforementioned Evolution. The Honda is trying to get dialed-in (and the Mitsubishi is giving him ample opportunity) but the Evo is quite a hand-full. The Mitsubishi is running a built 2.0-liter engine block (stock cylinder head) with upgraded camshafts and a twin-scroll Precision 6070 dual ball-bearing Read More

Head-to-Head 2015 BMW M4 vs. 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

April 6th, 2016

The M4 is equipped with a 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve twin turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine that makes 425hp @ 5500rpm and 406 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1850rpm. The Camaro has a 6.2-liter 16-valve naturally aspirated V8 that produces 455hp @ 6000rpm and 440 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400rpm. Both cars are 110.7-wheelbase coupes with 6-speed manual transmissions and the Chevy weighs 184-pounds more than the Beemer. According to factory specs, both cars turn the 1/4-mile in the 12.4-second range (bone stock). As tested, the Camaro SS cost approximately $35k less than the M4. Despite the two cars being very similar in Read More

Mustang Cobra Attempts Takeoff

April 5th, 2016

This great looking Mustang Cobra nearly does airborne from the right lane during TX2K16 in Houston, Texas. The Medusa Cobra is campaigned by Voodoo Racing Innovations out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Voodoo specializes in turbocharged Ford projects but they are capable of wrenching anything. Despite several near catastrophic passes, Medusa manages to put down an 8.6-second pass at 162.8 mph. The Medusa’s engine block is a Ford DOHC 4.6-liter punched out to 5-liters with a set of Ford GT Supercar cylinder heads and an 88-millimeter turbocharger (running 27-pounds of boost). The combination is good for approximately 1,100hp and that is being Read More

2000HP NRE Pontiac Tempest – Dyno and Street Test

April 5th, 2016

Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) is on the cutting edge in the area of extreme turbocharged performance. Tom Nelson and his crew are consistently turning out mind-blowing combinations of old-fashioned cubic inches and multiple forced air induction devices. These guys are doing it as well as anyone in the industry right now. This 1963 Pontiac Tempest is the prototypical street sleeper. Tom sums it up by stating, “This thing can go 7s in the 1/4 and is capable of making 2,000hp but we can still cruise it around on the streets.” This vintage Poncho has been modified by replacing the stock engine Read More

Nitrous Porsche 911 Turbo S Makes 9-Second Pass @ 143 MPH

April 1st, 2016

The 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S has been described as an earthbound jet. With 540hp on tap and the capacity to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3-seconds, the Turbo S is quite impressive in factory trim. Add a 150hp nitrous kit with a water/methanol injection system and you have a beast of a street sleeper capable of consistent 9-second (1/4-mile) passes. The mid-mounted, 3.8-liter twin turbocharged engine is controlled using a Cobb ECU with a custom fabricated air intake system and a high pressure fuel pump. This video shows the first stock Porsche 911 Turbo (with Read More

Texas Grim Reaper Wins $50K No Prep Event

April 1st, 2016

What’s more entertaining than a monster Corvette that literally shakes the stands on every burnout (and pass)? What’s better than a drag car that makes the most timid spectators cover their ears and cringe in horror? That’s easy – when the car is aptly named the ‘Texas Grim Reaper’ it’s just like icing on the cake (for gearheads). As you can see, this car poses a mighty imposing silhouette and looks ain’t deceiving. It features a 522-cubic-inch big block engine topped with a mammoth screw-type blower. Winning a $50k prize for your inaugural no prep event is pretty amazing and Read More

260 MPH COPO Camaro Texas Mile Car

March 30th, 2016

Take a gander at this awesome Texas Mile Car built as a collaborative effort by the crew at Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) and Brink Racecraft. When a race car project begins with a brand-new COPO Camaro, it is usually going to morph into something amazing. This project certainly makes the grade. Add a massive 632-cubic-inch NRE big block, a pair of NRE Mirror Image 88-millimeter turbochargers, an NRE Alien intake manifold, and you have an elite level Texas Mile monster. This Chevy also has an intricate dry-sump oiling system with the reservoir in the trunk, dual fuel supply systems, and Read More

The Janitor ’68 No Prep Camaro

March 25th, 2016

The ‘Janitor’ is an awesome looking 1968 Camaro that has undergone some upgrades for the upcoming season. The nitrous oxide injection system is out and a massive 106-millimeter turbocharger has been added instead. The worn out old small block is on the scrap heap and a fresh (Torrez Performance built) 406-cubic-inch mill with 23-degree cylinder heads has taken its place. This is a No Prep event and the Janitor is running in the small tire class. With only 15-pounds of boost applied this muscle car pulled the front up nicely and got through the 1320 in fine fashion. I am Read More

New Quarter-Mile World Record Viper

March 24th, 2016

What’s that? You think snakes are slow because they have no legs? Well this snake doesn’t have a leg to stand on and gets down the track in good time. D3 Performance Engineering campaigns this Gen V Dodge Viper in the 1/4-mile and the car is posting some pretty impressive elapsed times, including a (Gen V World Record) 9.36-second pass @ 144 mph. D3 is squeezing over 900hp out of this Snake using a ProCharger F1X centrifugal supercharger on 15-pounds of boost. The Viper is also equipped with a generous supply of laughing gas, courtesy of Nitrous Express, but it Read More

Texas Street Racing – BoostedGT vs Black Jesus

March 22nd, 2016

It has been said that everything is bigger in Texas. Well if this video is any indication, the saying certainly applies to street racing. You may recognize one of these competitors from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaw series. Yes, this Canary Yellow Mustang is none other than Chris Hamilton in BoostedGT. Chris has made this new edge Mustang famous but he and Team Z are currently working on a S197 body style Mustang that will be even badder. The new car will feature a small block Ford mill (like the present car) but will be upgraded to a twin turbo setup Read More

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