We have some video and time slip data from ToTheFloor of the first real world 1/4 mile run by the new McLaren 675LT that just happens to making it’s first pass vs a Lamborghini Huracan at Palm Beach International Raceway. The McLaren 675LT drops some weight from the standard 650S, weighing in at around 3,000 pounds and adds power as well, making 666HP from it’s 3.8L V8 Twin Turbocharged engine. These stats tower over the Huracan’s 3,400 pounds and naturally aspirated 5.2L V10 making 610HP. The only advantage the Huracan has during a 1/4 mile race it’s it’s all wheel 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.
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
We’ve an impressive showing from the McLaren 570S recently running 10.2 @ 135 MPH, but also came across this race from a roll between a McLaren 570S and the older MP4-12C. Check out the video below to see how the 570S with 570HP does against the MP4-12C with 616HP.
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
No, Blue Destiny is not the name of a new ladies fragrance. It is the name of an obviously talented race team campaigning a top-tier Celica that bears the same name. The Blue Destiny Racing Team has put together one whale of a car. It looks awesome and you simply must hear this thing. It’s powered by a JDM 3.2-liter inline 6-cylinder 2JZGTE engine with Pro Mod Gen II turbochargers. The combination is good for 1,800hp. This blue beauty hooks-up like a million stampeding bucks and makes an impressive best 1/4-mile pass of 6.28-seconds @ 223.6 MPH! Stay tuned as Read More
We just got in the first 1/4 mile times in for the a new McLaren 570S running at a private rental at Atco Raceway, NJ and the results are impressive. In completely stock form including OEM tires, the McLaren 570S ran a best time of 10.27 @ 135 MPH with a few other passes in the 10.4 – 10.5 range. While the 570S shares the same 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo engine as the more expensive 650S, it’s making 80 less HP than the 650S as per the specifications from McLaren, however, with these 1/4 mile results that is clearly 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