Ball of Smoke – 850WHP 13B RX7

November 4th, 2017

The Mazda RX7 featured in this video brings to mind an old saying. It says that it ain’t the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog. The displacement of the engine (76-millimeter) that propels this car down the 1320 (in under eight-seconds), is actually smaller than its turbocharger (88-millimeter). Nevertheless, the combination of the 1.3-liter semi peripheral rotary engine and a single Precision turbocharger produced 850whp during dyno testing. That is good enough to post consistent 7-second elapsed times in the 175 mph range (quarter-mile). Most Mazdas at the drag Read More

McLaren 720S Dyno Results and Graphs

October 31st, 2017

Many have been wondering how the McLaren 720S can be so fast running 9.9 in the 1/4 mile with just 710 horsepower as per McLaren’s specifications for it’s latest supercar. We take a trip with the McLaren 720S over to a dyno to see just how much horsepower and torque the amazingly fast supercar makes from it’s 4.0L twin turbocharged V8. Since different dynos can report different numbers, we also dyno a McLaren MP4-12C to compare power numbers between the two cars.

Turbo Tahoe Tire Toaster

October 17th, 2017

This is one bad grocery-getter. Shane Cook decided to take his full-bodied Chevrolet Tahoe and transform it into a 9-second (@ 135 – 140 mph) tire smoking monster. This clip takes us from the dyno room (857whp and 832 lb.-ft. of torque) to the street and finally to the drag strip. Once Shane gets the Tahoe to the strip, he whips up on as many Camaros and Mustangs as he can find. The Chuck Wagon (Cook’s) is equipped with a 5.3-liter engine that has been upgraded with a pair of ported 862 cylinder heads, a Tick Performance camshaft, and a Read More

Crazy Fast Aussie Sedan

August 25th, 2017

Produced in Australia, the 2000 Holden Commodore is basically the equivalent of a Chevrolet Lumina. While it is sold as a performance sedan, it is still considered a family car and an ultimate grocery-getter of sorts. Well, with a dyno test, some street hits and multiple track passes (on this video), even I can see that this is no ordinary Commodore. I guess the first clue was the two massive turbochargers that are nestled in under the front bumper. Let’s take a look under the hood: It all begins with an all-aluminum, 440 cubic-inch, Dart LSx based engine built by Read More

1500HP TT Silverado Terrorizes the Streets

August 3rd, 2017

Despite the fact that they often have problems getting hooked-up, I dearly love fast pickup trucks. Another thing that I hold near and dear is street racing down the (Mexico) interstate on a warm summer night. As much as I love dig racing – there are times when I just need to cut loose and feel the wind in what’s left of my hair. This video combines these two things; pickup trucks and roll racing down the interstate on a warm summer night. Add some sophisticated GoPro camera equipment and multiple camera angles and you end up with a top-quality Read More

2.000HP 1965 Chevrolet C10 Pickup

July 21st, 2017

This fantastic looking 1965 Chevy C10 is being purpose-built to rule the street racing scene in the hometown of a guy named Chris Red – something or other. At the heart of this beast is a 400 cubic-inch, LS based, Dart Racing block. In order to make the LS durable enough to withstand this massive amount (2,187hp @ 6,900 RPM)) of horsepower, Steve Morris Engines has recently gone through the engine and they are currently in the process of tuning it (with owner, Chris R.) in their state-of-the-art dyno facility. It has a specially ground hydraulic roller camshaft with a Read More

Going Pink – New Women’s Half-Mile Record

July 5th, 2017

What trumps a beautiful blonde in a pink Lambo? That’s an easy one – a beautiful blonde, in a hot pink Lamborghini, breaking a world record for top speed in the half-mile! The backdrop is the Pike’s Peak Airstrip Attack sponsored by ShiftS3ctor and Revolution. This is an event that attracts the best-of-the-best in half-mile and mile cars, including entries like this one from OB Prestige. The shimmering pink car is a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan. In stock trim, the Huracan makes “only” 600hp. It blasts from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5-seconds. Add a Heffner Performance twin turbocharger setup Read More

NRE Street Sleeper – 1000HP Camaro

June 27th, 2017

Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) has made it their business to be on the cutting edge in the production of turbocharged performance. As it turns out – they make a pretty good video, too. Being sort of a sneaky, bottom-feeding, street racer myself, there is nothing that I appreciate more than a seriously modified street sleeper. I am speaking of a vehicle that is capable of gapping almost anything on the street but you can’t differentiate it from stock without some inside information. A top-shelf street sleeper will appear stock even when the hood is open. This 1,000hp 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Read More

426 C.I.D. HEMI Build and Dyno

June 21st, 2017

The 426 HEMI engine is a true icon of the muscle car era. It was an option in such memorable automobiles as the 1955 Chrysler 300M, the 1969 Plymouth Barracuda, the 1970 Dodge Super Bee, and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird. Nick Paranitis, of Nick’s Garage in Quebec, Canada has made a name for himself by building and selling HEMI engines. Nicks Mopar engines can be found in some of the most critically recognized Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth restorations in the world. This video introduces us to Nick and documents his breaking point. You see, Nick is plum fed up with Read More

700WHP Gen2 Camaro – Dyno

June 2nd, 2017

Too big, too bulky, too long, and too heavy are all adjectives that were used to describe the Gen2 Camaro. It is about what you would expect for a version of a muscle car that replaced a very popular original. It seems that this car owner has found a cunning way to get around the added girth of the (Z28 version?) split-bumper coupe. It all begins with a run-of-the-mill 4.8-liter Chevy engine with a camshaft upgrade. Add an 80-millimeter turbocharger to the lighter engine and you have a 700hp behemoth that is geared to tame the track. A Powerglide transmission Read More

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