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

Lamborghini Huracan Twin Turbo Bolt-on Kit runs 9 Flat in the 1/4 Mile

April 15th, 2016

Lamborghini Huracans have been moving very “quick” lately as the competition heats up between aftermarket tuners adding twin turbo systems to the Huracan’s 5.2L V10 with times dropping into the 8’s and then in to the 7’s in the 1/4 mile.   So far the Huracans we’ve seen have had pretty big money invested into built motors and upgraded DCT transmissions to the tune of well over $100,000. The Huracan submission we just got in was built by @F_Performance and takes a different approach with just the addition of a twin turbo setup and tuning running on a stock motor and transmission 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.

Import Street Shootout – Mitsubishi Evo vs. Honda Civic

April 7th, 2016

Import aficionados will really appreciate this video. Roll racing is the order of the day and there’s a well put together Mitsubishi that’s beating the brakes off everything. There is also several bonus runs with various imports making a Mustang Cobra look pretty weak. The main event is between a 500hp Civic and the aforementioned Evolution. The Honda is trying to get dialed-in (and the Mitsubishi is giving him ample opportunity) but the Evo is quite a hand-full. The Mitsubishi is running a built 2.0-liter engine block (stock cylinder head) with upgraded camshafts and a twin-scroll Precision 6070 dual ball-bearing Read More

Head-to-Head 2015 BMW M4 vs. 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

April 6th, 2016

The M4 is equipped with a 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve twin turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine that makes 425hp @ 5500rpm and 406 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1850rpm. The Camaro has a 6.2-liter 16-valve naturally aspirated V8 that produces 455hp @ 6000rpm and 440 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400rpm. Both cars are 110.7-wheelbase coupes with 6-speed manual transmissions and the Chevy weighs 184-pounds more than the Beemer. According to factory specs, both cars turn the 1/4-mile in the 12.4-second range (bone stock). As tested, the Camaro SS cost approximately $35k less than the M4. Despite the two cars being very similar in Read More

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