Half-Mile Dig Racing – Audi R8 vs. Porsche 991

December 3rd, 2016

Hello racing fans and automobile enthusiasts of every ilk and welcome to the Shift-S3ctor California Airstrip Attack 2016. This race is between two very capable, virtually stock sports cars from Germany. It takes place on a closed airstrip during a typically sunny (if a bit smoggy) day in Southern California. As you may know by now, the 2017 Audi R8 Plus is akin to the feared Lamborghini Huracan. Since both Audi and Lamborghini are owned by the Volkswagen Group, this should come as no surprise. The 2017 R8 Plus features the most powerful engine that the automaker has ever put Read More

71-Year Old Takes Title at Texas Invitational

October 26th, 2016

They say that racing is a young man’s game and I must say that it has proven true over time. Nevertheless, “they” have never met King of the Streets veteran, 71-year old Bob Helms. You see, the thing is that nobody ever told Bob that he needed to move over for a younger butt to occupy the seat of his Underground Racing (UR) built Lamborghini and (I gotta’ believe) that if “they” did, Bob would tell them where to go. Bob has been racing King of the Streets events since 2011, without a win, so I absolutely love the fact Read More

Audi vs. McLaren – Drag Race

October 10th, 2016

Here is a big-money brawl between two mass-produced supercars. For those who may watch this video and think that all cars of this caliber are the same, keep in mind that this is the baddest Audi on the menu (an R8 Plus Quattro S Tronic) and the most conservative McLaren (a 570S). Take a look. This contest will be a dig race between two cars with similar horsepower specs. The Audi is an all-wheel drive coupe and the McLaren is rear-wheel drive but the R8 outweighs the 570S by more than 400-pounds. With 610hp, the R8 bolts from 0 to Read More

2017 Audi R8 – Extended Test Drive

October 6th, 2016

Here’s another one of these great video installments for Motor Trend’s 2016 Best Driver’s Award. These guys use a ton of GoPro swag and produce some of the most extraordinary camera angles you’ve ever seen. Randy Pobst is back behind the wheel and once again, the track is the iconic Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. Randy is as qualified as anyone to critique high performance automobiles and Laguna Seca is designed with a unique set of hair pins, corkscrews, and gut-wrenching elevation changes. Check out the hot lap action. It is truly breathtaking! This is an incredible car. The 2017 Audi Read More

World Record Quarter Mile Pass – Audi R8

August 26th, 2016

This is the sound of Underground! The whole world knows that Underground Racing (UR) is on the forefront of high performance multiple turbocharger enhancements for the street. This video shows us that UR is not just breaking barriers with their Lamborghini creations; they are capable of setting world records across their entire vehicle range – up to and including Audi’s top tier coupe. It also treats us to a world record breaking 1/4-mile pass for an Audi R8. This canary yellow rocket blasts through the 1320 in 9.025-seconds at 160 mph flat. This 2017 Audi R8+ DCT rolls off the Read More

Street Racing – Z06 vs. Porsche 911 and More

July 26th, 2016

BK34 has taken it to the streets (down in Mexico, of course) in his modified Corvette Z06. This bodacious bowtie is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharger engine from the factory. Add some strategically placed bolt-ons, a camshaft upgrade, and some upgraded cylinder heads and you have the advertised 580whp. He should have his hands full tonight with a Porshe 911 and a Toyota Supra. The ‘Yota has a Precision 6765 turbo and is claiming 650hp. The Porsche is running some very pricey aftermarket add-ons and claiming 540hp at the rear wheels. This is highly-competitive, 3-wide roll racing. Let’s take a Read More

Airstrip Attack – 800HP Volkswagen Golf

July 22nd, 2016

After cramming a 3.6-liter V6 (from a Passat) into this Golf, this thing is ready to spank some supercars on a closed airstrip. HRP Performance (Germany) put their brand of bullet proof engine modification to work under the hood of this very bad girl that gives the word fahrvergnügen (German for driving enjoyment) a while new meaning. An HRP kit, with a pair of turbochargers, gives this grocery-getter the extra get-up-and-go to run with the big boys. Despite not being a beast out of the hole (no smoke and no spin), this European nightmare manages to get down the track Read More

1100HP Opel Kadett Street Beast

July 8th, 2016

Wow! Despite the fact that this tricked out Opel looks like a handful to get down the 1320, it is more than capable of being a daily driver and it is ‘tanning hyde’ on the streets of Stockholm. This cute little monster is hooking up like a champ on small tires as it whips radically modified Volvos and Audis with some degree of regularity. The Kadett has an LM7 Chevy mill under the hood with LS1 cylinder heads and an 80-millimeter Borg-Warner S480 forcing copious quantities of air through the intake. This stocky street bully may look odd but it Read More

Street Racing – Cali Style

June 17th, 2016

Southern California has the perfect weather for almost any outdoor activity; that certainly includes street racing. This outstanding assortment of street beasts has gathered on this deserted country road to see who can claim bragging rights for the Golden State. There’s a 650hp second generation Camaro with a 383-cubic inch stroker and a 250hp shot of nitrous, a Canary Yellow Trans Am with a built 408-small block and an F1 supercharger making 800hp, a 400hp Vega, several impressive Gen I Camaros, a 500hp Dodge Demon, a 600hp Nissan GT-R, and lots more. Check it out for yourself; it’s a full Read More

Tesla Model X P90D vs Audi R8 V10

May 17th, 2016

Check out this race between the Tesla Model X vs an Audi R8.   The Audi in this race is powered by a 5.2L V10 with 525HP along with all wheel drive and a 6 speed manual transmission. The Model X is the P90D along with the $10,000 Ludicrous speed upgrade. Can the Audi hang with the all electric Tesla SUV?  

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