900HP MR2 Tames the Arizona Streets

April 22nd, 2016

Now, get this! This Toyota MR2 (mid-engine setup) is equipped with a Honda drivetrain. That includes a K20 2.0-liter engine that has been fitted with dart racing sleeves, JE Pistons, Manley valve train components, a stock cylinder head (camshaft upgrade), and a 66-millimeter turbo making between 25 and 36-pounds of boost. The combination is capable of churning out over 900hp and it is shifted using a sequential transmission. Right out of the gate, this Toyota dusts a 700hp Evo, then rubs up against a GXR1000 sportbike. The Suzuki ain’t having none of it and whips the MR2 handily. Then he Read More

3-Wide Street Racing – GT500 vs Corvette vs Honda

April 21st, 2016

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

Twin Turbo Chevy S10 – No Prep Mayhem

April 19th, 2016

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

TT 5.3 LS Powered Lexus Goes 8.76

April 18th, 2016

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

’55 Chevrolet No Prep Car Goes Lightweight

April 15th, 2016

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

Street Racing – Blown BMW M3 vs. Mustangs

April 14th, 2016

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

Exotic Street Racing – McLaren 675LT vs. Ferrari 488GTB

April 13th, 2016

This is roll racing action that borders on the fringe of the supernatural! Should I have the good fortune to cross paths with even one of these supercars during my meager commute, I must stop and thank my lucky stars. To witness both these luxurious racers at the same time is enough to take one’s breath away. Take a gander at this high-tone action. Is there no substitute for cubic-inches? Hmm, let’s see. The McLaren is a British by-product that utilizes a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 to irk out 666hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. It can blast from 0 to 60 Read More

Street and Strip – SRT Viper vs. Foxbody Mustang

April 12th, 2016

After a full day of roasting rubber at the drag strip, where it posted a best ET of 8.64-seconds @ 159.19 mph, this little Mustang is about to tangle with a radically modified Dodge SRT Viper on the streets. One would not expect a Ford to hang-in with a perfectly balanced performance machine in roll racing action. Check out the video. The outcome may surprise you. The Ford is making 1,100+hp using a 363-cubic-inch Dart Racing engine block, a set of precision built racing cylinder heads, an 83-millimeter turbocharger, and a heavy-duty automatic racing transmission. The Mopar manages to produce Read More

U.S. GT-R Quarter-Mile Record Falls

April 11th, 2016

Well, it seems that the Nissan GT-R 1/4-mile U.S. record battle has jumped off as expected. Extreme Turbo Systems (ETS), one of the world’s leading experts in turbocharged high-performance research and development, has posted a new U.S. record 1/4-mile pass of 7.32-seconds @ 196 mph. That’s pretty impressive but when you consider that the car lifted a cylinder head during the final run (at 60-pounds of boost), it seems ever more outstanding. Key improvements to the ETS Nissan GT-R include the twin-turbos, which have been upgraded from 72-millimeter units to 76-millimeter, a new Syvecs ECU/4WD Controller for improved tuning capabilities Read More

Eight-Mile Monster Foxbody Mustang

April 8th, 2016

Fletcher Cox (of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles) makes his living getting after quarterbacks. Shaun Harris makes his living driving Fletcher’s beast of a Foxbody Mustang and getting after the competition in the 1/8-mile. With a 481X Proline engine and a pair of Precision 102-millimeter turbochargers (mated to a Turbo400 transmission), this is being billed as the fastest stock suspension car on the planet. This thing really gets down the track recording a 3.97 @ 205.76 mph, a 3.96 @ 212.94 mph, a 3.95 @ 206.95, and finally a 3.86 @ 206.83 mph on the way to the finals.

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