Dodge Charger Hellcat vs. LS1 Mustang

June 1st, 2015

There ain’t anything that makes my Monday like some street racing from the Lone Star State. Unfortunately, for the owner of this (Chevy LS1 powered) Mustang Foxbody, he is about to get introduced to Mom’s grocery-getter. Mom’s car is a bone-stock bright yellow sedan with street tires. So, I can only imagine how distraught the Ford driver must feel, after swapping the stock motor for a much improved Bowtie engine then replacing the stock rear-end for what appears to be a narrowed Ford 9-inch (with some fat rubber) and trailering his ride to an industrial park deep into the night, Read More

Street Racing: NOS/Supercharged Camaro ZL1 vs. Viper T/A

May 29th, 2015

Check out this contest of speed that begins as a 60 mph rolling race and morphs into a Snake show. With advertised horsepower ratings being a little “flexible” where street racers are concerned, it should come as no surprise when a 632HP car overcomes a 750HP car on an apparently deserted stretch of highway. That is the case in this video from That Racing Channel. The Camaro appears to gain the early edge but the Viper is having none of it; coming back to take the victory in the end. We neither condone or encourage racing on public streets. The Read More

Lamborghini Huracan vs. Dodge SRT Viper T/A

May 20th, 2015

Two things about the Bay area: it is very windy there most of the time and they know how to host a spectacular supercar event. The Bay Area Racing Channel presents this awesome video (if you are a Lamborghini fan) of a Huracan absolutely annihilating a SRT Viper T/A. In all fairness the Viper never seems to gain traction in the right lane, but that is all part of drag racing, right? Despite similar horsepower ratings between the two cars (610 for the Huracan and 640 for the Viper), the Lambo appears to dominate this contest. Potential advantages for the Read More

Corvette ZR1 LPE vs Viper SRT10 Supercharged

May 13th, 2015

This is a heads-up contest between two of the quickest American supercars of the modern era (ever). In the right lane, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is legendary in its own right but add to it a performance package from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) and you have a beast of a car, on the dragstrip or on the road course. Now, take a look in the left lane. There you will see a legendary Dodge Viper SRT10, with supercharged forced air induction for added horsepower. Despite having two fewer cylinders than the Viper, the ‘Vette out muscles the competition in this Read More

2016 Dodge Viper ACR – The Fastest Viper Ever

May 8th, 2015

The introduction of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR (for American Club Racer) brings with it the promise of unrivaled performance. Though not exactly a straight line dragster, the ACR will be a beast on the road course. A six-foot dual element adjustable rear wing, multiple dive planes, a detachable front splitter extension, removable hood louvers, and a rear underbody diffuser provide supreme aerodynamic properties and optimum downforce at the 177 mph top speed. Specially designed Kumho Ecsta V720 tires in massive 295/25R19 (front) and 355/30R19 (rear) and 10-way adjustable Bilstein shocks yield the stickiness in the corners. The familiar 8.4-liter Read More

Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

April 30th, 2015

This video clip captures the elusive Hellcat taking on a much less powerful opponent in the Corvette Stingray. With 707-horsepower “right out of the box” the Hellcat is about all that one could hope for from a production vehicle. The Stingray is underpowered by SRT8 standards but it offers a greater degree of performance handling, a lower center of gravity, and a lighter gross vehicle weight. Sure enough, the lighter and more nimble Stingray gets the hole shot on the big Hemi powered Dodge and holds its own nearly to the eighth-mile marker. Unfortunately for those of us who are Read More

Hellcat e85 Conversion Increased Horsepower Reduced Emissions

April 22nd, 2015

Everyone knows that the 2015 Dodge Hellcat is built for speed and performance with a factory horsepower rating of 707 (at the crankshaft). What you may not know is this: Serious Horsepower (SHP) out of Houston, Texas, is in the business of making high-performance machines (such as the Hellcat) produce even more horsepower while running on cleaner e85 fuel. In this video, the factory Hellcat posted 672 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque (at the rear wheels) burning 93-octane fuel. After the car was expertly modified by SHP, using HP Tuners 2.25 Software, a Kenne Bell Boost-a-Pump, and upgraded fuel Read More

BMW M5 Vs. Dodge Charger Hellcat

April 17th, 2015

What would happen if a luxury sedan like an E39 (1998-2003) BMW 5-Series went up against the almighty 707-horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat in a rolling drag race? That depends upon whether or not the BMW is an M-Sport with a lighter turbocharged 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine from a M3 Coupe. I am not sure what kind of tuning was necessary to push the M5 past the Hellcat in terms of performance horsepower output. Whatever modifications have been performed on this opulent European four-door, they prove more than adequate to dispense of this Mopar, in short order. I would like to see this Read More

Outlaw Street Car Reunion 2 Memphis Madness

April 16th, 2015

The Outlaw Street Car Reunion 2 X275 Eliminations from the Memphis International Raceway yielded this awesome clip that includes representatives of virtually every domestic auto manufacturer in head-to-head action. Instead of the Outlaw Street Car Reunion, this looks more like the Mustang Fox Body reunion. There must have been 20-high quality Fox bodies in attendance at this 1/8-mile event. Of course, there are also some fast moving Chevrolets from various eras, as well. There is even a fantastic looking Burnt Orange Mopar in the form of a late model retro-Challenger. It posts a 4.67-second pass at 155.79 mph. Most of Read More

Nissan GT-R Nismo vs Dodge Challenger Hellcat 1/4 Mile Drag Racing

April 10th, 2015

We’ve got some great heads up drag racing at ZMAX Dragway with a 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo running against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The Hellcat was running a set of wider drag radial tires while the Nismo GT-R was all stock.   The races were close with each taking wins,  the Nismo GT-R running 11.1 @ 124.8 MPH vs the Hellcat at 11.2 @ 125.3 MPH and the Hellcat at 11.1 @ 124.4 MPH and the Nismo at 11.2 @ 124.3 MPH. The 60′ time at 1.73 for the Nismo GT-R was due to bad track prep and was a bit off from Read More

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