Taking it to the Streets Camaro LS1

October 20th, 2015

With only exhaust headers, a cold air intake, and a slight camshaft upgrade, this 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 LS1 is spanking some serious arse on the streets of a well known South American country. Rapid acceleration and smooth shifts help to propel this bad bowtie to victories against some pretty impressive competition. As night falls south of the border, the street racing heats up. The first challenger is an LS3 powered C6 Grand Sport. The Z28 makes quick work of this guy and moves on to the evening’s next victim. The next contest is with a Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Read More

1000HP EVO X Runs 198 MPH

October 19th, 2015

In the game of 9-ball, if you want a cue ball to spin fast, reach the brink of chaos, and yield lots of return, then you put a little “English” on it. In half-mile racing, on a closed airstrip, if you want a Mitsubishi Evolution to run like a bat out of Hades, then you better put a little English on it, as well. English Racing that is, where real boost doesn’t start until 30 psi. This video comes to you from the ShiftS3ctor Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack 2015. This thing is managing 1,034hp from a built 4B11T 2.0-liter inline Read More

Twin Turbo Viper Runs 8.39-Second Quarter-Mile

October 16th, 2015

This video begins with a no B.S. dyno run that offers proof of this Viper’s horsepower availability. This thing turned out 1,724-horsepower at the rear-wheels with the boost dialed down to 30 psi (maximum boost capacity is estimated at 35 to 36 psi). After pushing the dyno to its utter limits, the guys at D3 take the Snake out to the track for some electronically timed 1/4-mile passes. D3 has a reputation for producing 8-second cars and this clip certainly doesn’t tarnish it. This Mopar is equipped with a Greg Good racing engine, upgraded cylinder head fasteners, Pro EFI fuel Read More

Airstrip Attack Corvette Z06 vs Mustang Shelby GT500

October 15th, 2015

In this epic battle that is nearly as old as high-performance cars themselves, a Chevrolet and a Ford line up and go head-to-head. This modern day affair features a high-flying Chevrolet C6 Corvette Z06 and a top-of-the-line 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The scene is set on a closed airstrip at the New Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California during the ShiftS3ctor Airstrip Attack 8 event. It’s half-mile dig racing at its best between two prime time nearly stock hot rods. The Mustang is bone stock but the Shelby GT500 package, with a 662hp 5.8-liter supercharged DOHC V8 and manual Read More

Roll Racing 930WHP GT-R vs 820WHP Supra

October 14th, 2015

When it comes to excitement it is hard to beat the sights and sounds of elite roll racing on the freeway. With a pair of competitors like these, the level of excitement builds to even higher levels. The first of three 50 mph roll races includes a 930whp Nissan GT-R and an 820whp Toyota Supra. These cars hit speeds of 170 mph in a heartbeat as they turn on more than just the charm in all-out head-to-head action. The Supra is well heeled with a stock Toyota engine block, Pro EFI fuel injection, and a Precision 7675 turbocharger. He is Read More

500HP Mercedes-Benz GTS vs 480HP Lexus RCF

October 12th, 2015

If you are wild about street racing (as I am), then you have to see this head-to-head battle between a stodgy European coupe and a luxurious Japanese coupe. Both have significant upgrades under the hood. The GTS is running a twin turbo setup that yields approximately 500hp. The Lexus is also well heeled with the latest bolt-ons and he claims to be running 480hp. This race is run in three segments; a dig race, a 15 mph take-of, and a 40 mph take-off. In the dig race the Lexus actually gets a slight advantage out of the hole but the Read More

10-Wide Drag Racing World’s Best Supercars

October 6th, 2015

Concluding the 2015 Best Driver’s Car Week, on a closed airstrip at the El Toro Marine Base in Irvine, California, the Motor Trend Channel brings us a star studded lineup that includes all 10-contenders for the title of Best Driver’s Car. That’s right – 10 of the world’s best supercars and sports cars squaring off in an epic 1/4-mile battle for all the marbles. In alphabetical order, the lineup includes a Bentley Continental GT3-R, a Cadillac ATS-V, a Cadillac CTS-V, a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a Lexus RC F, a Mazda MX-5 Miata (?), a Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S, a Mercedes-Benz Read More

Turbocharged Camaro Tears Up No Prep Event

October 5th, 2015

Timers? We don’t need no stinking timers! We don’t need no stinking trees and we ain’t worried about no trap speed. That seems to be the attitude of racers in the style of drag racing known as “no prep.” No prep racers line up and come out of the hole using a human starter and there are no elapsed times; it’s is as simple as win or lose in classic heads-up style dig racing. However, there are classes and the turbocharged Camaro in this video is campaigning in the “drag radial” class. This red Bowtie is amply equipped with a Read More

McLaren 650S vs Ferrari 458 Italia Street Race

October 3rd, 2015

Check out this video of a McLaren 650S going up against a Ferrari 458 Italia from a dead stop using launch control as well as a 1st gear roll race.  The McLaren’s 641HP 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo just hammers the Ferrari and it’s 570HP 4.5L naturally aspirated V8.  We imagine that this is why Ferrari finally gave in and decided to go with a set of turbos for the Ferrari 488 GTB. Can the new Ferrari 488 GTB with it’s 661HP 3.9L V8 Twin Turbo compete with the McLaren 650S?  We hope to find out soon!

10 Fastest Rides of Drag Week 2015

October 3rd, 2015

Hot Rod Drag Week is a unique event in which competitors line up in heads up dig racing action on 5 different tracks during a 5-day period. At the end of the event the racer with the lowest drag week average (DWA) from the 5 days of racing wins the title of HOT ROD’S fastest street car in America. Oh yeah, to earn the street car title, one must drive their dragster to each event (1,000-miles total). The competition is grueling with many competitors choosing to pull small cargo trailers to accommodate their personal effects, tools, and spare parts. Check Read More