Rimac Concept One Takes down the LaFerrari and Tesla in a Drag Race

August 16th, 2016

If you’r still on the fence about the future of electric cars in the sports and exotic car arena take a look at the video below.  The 1,000 HP, $1M Rimac Concept one all electric supercar takes down the Tesla Model S P90D as well as the Ferrari LaFerrai hybrid hyper car. The Rimac Concept One is powered by a 82 Kw/h battery along with four electric motors, one at each wheel.  The front motors are using a single-ratio gearbox while the rear motors each have their own two-speed dual carbon clutch gearbox.   Full Article: http://www.rimac-automobili.com/en/press/releases/concept_one-vs-tesla-p90d-vs-laferrari/

Honda Civic Traps 189 MPH at Pikes Peak

August 11th, 2016

The competitors are breaking the 200 mph barrier (on a regular basis) during this week’s 2016 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack but who expects to see a Honda Civic that can turn 189 mph trap speeds?  The truth is that this is no ordinary Civic – but it is ninety-nine-percent Honda. Start with a run-of-the-mill, 2,300-pound hatchback Honda Civic. Now, snatch that four-cylinder mill out of there and replace it with a ultra smooth 3.5-liter V6 engine from a front wheel drive Honda Odyssey van. Before cramming it back under the hood, install a set of high-performance cylinder heads and camshafts Read More

Full Electric Dragster Posts 7.24-Second Quarter-Mile

August 5th, 2016

If you think that is a world record for electric vehicles in the 1/4-mile – you are right! Who said that electric vehicles were slow, anyway? The Lonestar EV Racing Team towed the line at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas and quietly (get it – it makes very little sound) posted the best 1/4-mile ET ever for an electric vehicle. As if that isn’t enough, Lonestar also put up the highest trap speed ever (186 mph). This unit resembles a top fuel dragster and is powered by four electric motors that make 8,000 amps combined. It can go Read More

Giant Killer – 670HP Turbo K20 Honda Civic

August 4th, 2016

This little import doesn’t make a lot of noise but it does carry a big stick. Never mind that this Honda looks like it’s missing a few panels, it is wreaking havoc on the streets (of Mexico I’m certain), and taking no prisoners. Here is a dyno test and some street (roll) racing action that will have you wondering just how high this four-banger can rev. The tiny Civic first tangles with a Ferrari 458 and make him look foolish. Next, he jumps on a turbocharged S2000 and a modified GT-R and puts both their lights out, respectfully. Then he Read More

Canadian No Prep Mustang

August 3rd, 2016

This is how it’s done up North, eh? Johnny Quick says that this sweet red Mustang is running a 5.0-liter engine with lots of nitrous but I get the sneaking suspicion that it might be a little bigger than that. Holbrook Racing Engines is known for their work with Ford power-plants and their reputation speaks for itself. Despite the fact that JQ was more than a little apprehensive about giving us the 4-1-1 on his setup, he did indicate that he was hooking up with a four-link rear suspension. Well, attempting to hook up, that is. I don’t think that Read More

1400HP Rusty Camaro Takes Roll Racing Top Speed

August 2nd, 2016

They say that it ain’t how you look but what you have under the hood. Never have those words held more truth than with Eric Yost’s ‘rusted out’ classic Camaro. This thing certainly has that ‘distressed’ look that decorators find so appealing these days. Eric not only rolls out in the Outlaw class but also dips his toe in the roll racing event; posting a top speed for the event (174.89 mph) . The old Camaro is running a professionally built 352 cubic-inch engine being force fed air by a 91-millimeter turbocharger. When all the chickens are in the hen Read More

Tesla Dominates Quarter-Mile Street Class

July 29th, 2016

So, what do you think? Are we ready to concede the 1/4-mile to the electrics? Speaking just for me – I say heck no – but it is fun to watch these ultra reliable cars run unbelievably consistent times, over and over again. Personally, you can give me a gas burner with a supercharger or a couple of turbos every time but when it comes to index racing, it’s difficult to compete with a car that performs exactly the same on every pass. Helping the Tesla to achieve these consistent 1/4-mile passes is an all-wheel drivetrain and a network of Read More

Quarter-Mile Pass – Lamborghini vs. Z06

July 28th, 2016

Advanced Modern Performance (Dallas, Texas) has built one heckuva Z06 Corvette. It’s so capable that it can claim the title of world’s fastest Z06 in the 1/4-mile with a 9.3-second pass. The question is; can it withstand this Underground Racing prepared Lamborghini? Let’s have a look. The Lambo seems to take the early advantage as the ‘Vette lags back coming out of the hole. Somehow, the Z06 comes back and lays down a 9.5-second pass and wins by 1/3-of a second. The Lambo had the fastest trap speed, posting a 173.58 to the Corvette’s 148.22. AMP is doing a tremendous Read More

Street Race – Corvette vs. Shelby GT500

July 27th, 2016

It just doesn’t get much better than this; here is a classic street battle between Ford and Chevy. The action is coming at you from an industrial park – on a dead-end thoroughfare. The ‘Vette makes a great first impression as it comes on strong, looking like a beast during warm-ups. The Mustang comes out of the hole with cold tires and walks the track to win the first pass. In the second pass, it seems that the Chevy has made some tuning changes and defeats the Shelby handily. The only thing missing is a third and final pass for Read More

Street Racing – Z06 vs. Porsche 911 and More

July 26th, 2016

BK34 has taken it to the streets (down in Mexico, of course) in his modified Corvette Z06. This bodacious bowtie is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharger engine from the factory. Add some strategically placed bolt-ons, a camshaft upgrade, and some upgraded cylinder heads and you have the advertised 580whp. He should have his hands full tonight with a Porshe 911 and a Toyota Supra. The ‘Yota has a Precision 6765 turbo and is claiming 650hp. The Porsche is running some very pricey aftermarket add-ons and claiming 540hp at the rear wheels. This is highly-competitive, 3-wide roll racing. Let’s take a Read More

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