Twin-Turbo 5.3-liter Nova Runs 8-Second Quarter-Mile

November 24th, 2015

Nathan Shaw of Lakeville, Minnesota has built himself a great little street/strip car. It has a dandy paint job that appears black under certain light conditions and green in others. The car is a 1971 Chevrolet Nova and it was on display during One Guy’s Garage Drag Week; more importantly, he laid down an 8.63 1/4-mile pass @ 157.91 mph. Nathan’s Nova is well equipped with an all-aluminum 2008 5.3-liter Chevy block with Wiseco pistons, Callie’s connecting rods, a stock crankshaft, ARP hardware, and TFS 220 cylinder heads. Air induction is of the forced variety and features a pair of Read More

Turbo 2JZ-GTE Equipped Mustang

November 23rd, 2015

What the …? This great looking Ford Mustang doesn’t have a built 429 Cobra Jet and there’s no turbocharged 5.3-liter LS motor. Instead, this little American beauty has a junkyard Toyota Supra 2JZ-GTE thrashing about under the hood. What’s even more interesting is that this thing made it all the way to the semi-final round of the Kansas City F-Body Event. The 2JZ-GTE is an inline 6-cylinder and the one in this pony car is bone stock. A massive 76-millimeter turbocharger does most of the work. It is accompanied by a Pro EFI controller and power is transferred to the Read More

Drag Race – Porsche 918 vs Stunt Plane

November 20th, 2015

Have you ever seen a car that could whip a plane in a race? Well, this video shows you a Porsche that has everything it takes to gut it out against a plane and win by a nose. This is a close contest that showcases this revolutionary little stunt plane (called the Christen Eagle II) performing a handful of aerobatic stunts, then getting spanked by a ground-bound craft. The Porsche 918 is an innovative supercar in its own right. It features a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 608hp and a pair of electric motors that make an additional 279hp and Read More

1200HP Rotary Powered Miata

November 17th, 2015

Check out Mad Mike’s four-rotor Mazda Miata at the 2015 SEMA Show. This unique roadster is setup for drift racing and it is on display in the Garrett Turbochargers booth. Mad Mike is a native of New Zealand but he makes frequent trips to the U.S. to compete in Formula Drift events. With its four rotor engine configuration and a pair of Garrett GTX 40 turbos, this car sounds awesome. Sure, you could build a high-powered V8 for a fraction of the cost but there is something to be said for originality. This specially designed rotary Mazda engine certainly has Read More

Mutant Unicorn ‘Vette Makes 2400HP

November 16th, 2015

Hold on to your hats fellas! This Chevrolet Corvette mutation is gobbling up the competition like a pig eats corn. Originally built for street racing, this beast is still trying to gain some traction in the roll racing game but once he gets the handling issues sorted, we look for 200 mph+ closed airstrip passes at will. The guys at D3 Performance Engineering have really outdone themselves with this monster. It features a LME (Late Model Engines) built 414-cubic-inch LS based engine with a pair of 88-millimeter turbochargers sticking out of the hood. With Pro Fuel Injection, C127 MoTech instrumentation, a Read More

Turbo Supra Takes On a Yamaha R1M in a Street Race

November 13th, 2015

It hasn’t been all that many years ago that jumping on a street bike in a four-wheeler was considered absurd. With the development of today’s turbochargers, nitrous systems, and superchargers (or the combination thereof), it is nothing for a car to walk the dog on even a highly modified motorcycle. The question is: Can this Real Street built Toyota Supra get the bulge on an enhanced Yamaha R1M? Take a look at this video and find out for yourself. The sport bike has undergone some cylinder head work. It has adjustable camshaft sprockets, an Akrapovic exhaust, and a custom tuner. Read More

Turbo-Diesel Rat Rod Running 6 Nitrous Bottles

November 11th, 2015

This video comes to you from SEMA 2015. It features a wild creation from the gang at Premier Performance Products Distribution in Rexburg, Idaho -and I do mean a Wild One! It all begins with a Generation II Dodge Ram 2WD pickup truck chassis with a 12-valve Cummins diesel engine. From there it takes a really wild turn and ends up as this beast that you have just got to wrap your eyeballs around. The cab is pre-war and the cockpit is state-of-the-art techno-redneck. The monster power plant is built by Industrial Injection and it has a couple of ATS Read More

Street Battle – Baltic Supra vs Nasty 1000whp Porsche

November 9th, 2015

The fantastic looking Baltic Toyota Supra is ripping up the streets again in this epic street battle with a souped-up Porsche 997. This video brings you multiple passes with several GoPro camera angles that put you inside of each car. Believe it or not, the Supra proves to be way too much for the Porsche to handle. Check it out. The Baltic Supra has been upgraded with a Real Street built engine and a 100hp shot of nitrous. Real Street beefed up the 3.4-liter engine with a set of Carillo H-Beam connecting rods, CP 9:1 pistons, Titan billet main bearing Read More

2016 Shelby GT350 – A Big Orange Middle Finger to Mediocrity

November 6th, 2015

If you have been brainwashed into thinking that tiny turbochargers, paddle shifters, and retractable spoilers are the epitome of today’s emotional driving experience, then allow me to introduce you to the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 (it is bright orange with black rally stripes). You can pick this thing up from your local dealership (for around $57k) on Saturday afternoon and tear up the track the same night. The GT350 comes “out of the box” with a DOHC 5.2-liter V8 engine and a six-speed manual gearbox (no paddle shifters on this one). It is good for 526hp and 429-lb.-ft. of Read More

Cadillac Style – CTS-V Posts a 10-Second Quarter-Mile

November 5th, 2015

Cadillac with drag radials or not, if you sport a personalized tag plate the reads “IWALKU” then you better have something under the hood. As you can see in this video, this guy has it in spades. If you have never seen the likes of a Cadillac dogging out Camaros and Mustangs, then you’ll definitely want to see his clip. IWALKU lays down three sub 11-second passes (10.52 @ 131, 10.54 @ 130, and 10.57 @ 130) in one night of dig racing at the local track – that ain’t too shabby by any standards. The CTS-V’s running a stock Read More