Taking it to the Streets – TX2K17

March 22nd, 2017

So, this is what happens when a few thousand of the baddest street cars on the planet show up for the premier street racing event in the U.S. and – you guessed it – take it to the streets! There is something in this video for everyone. There are small cars, big cars, coupes and sedans, imports (from every corner of the globe) and domestics, naturally aspirated cars, turbocharged cars, blown cars, nitrous injected cars – there are even electric cars, SUVs, and pickups. If you are into roll racing on the street, this clip is for you. This production Read More

Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous Plus Testing on a Mustang Dyno

February 20th, 2017

It’s been about 2 years since we dyno tested our Tesla Model S P85D so we figured it was time to head back to see Jack at HPLogic to see how much power our new Model S P100D with Ludicrous Plus is making. The first few tests were coming in pretty low due to the car pulling back power while throwing up some error codes.  The Tesla’s sensors were detecting that the car was not actually moving while the wheels were spinning, causing the car to stop accelerating on the dyno.  The first result was around 450 ft lbs of torque. Read More

Cash Money Street Racing – Camaro ZL1 vs. Tesla P100DL+

January 30th, 2017

This video uses multiple GoPro angles to showcase the astonishing Tesla P100DL+ (signifying a P100D in Ludicrous Plus mode). The action begins with unloading the P100D from a roll back wrecker for a contest of speed called a dig race. Believe it or not, one of the baddest Chevrolets in production is asking for a head start. Even more surprising – he gets it. The Tesla is spotting him the break plus one car length because, despite packing a 650hp supercharged 6.2-liter engine with an upper pulley upgrade, the Camaro is the dramatic underdog. That means that the Chevy will Read More

Tesla P90D Street Racing – Roll and Dig Domination

November 30th, 2016

A few years ago, I would never have dreamed that the terms “electric car” and “street racing” would be used in the same sentence. These days, the Porsche 918 is the king of the hill when it comes to hybrid cars (and cars in general, I guess) but when you talk about full on EV power, the name Tesla seems to remain at the forefront. We’ve all grown accustomed to seeing Tesla P90D sedans, dragging the four-wheeled competition in Ludicrous mode, particularly in dig races. Now, with improved top-end capability, this driver is ready to take on modified street bikes Read More

Porsche vs Ferrari vs McLaren – Drag Race to 200 MPH

September 7th, 2016

This clip brings us a drag race (to 200 mph) between a Porsche 918 Spyder, a Ferrari LaFerrari, and a McLaren P1. It is skillfully produced with pre-race car setup included. The sound of these three automotive masterpieces posturing at the starting line is enough to make your ears want to dance. The 918 manages to produce 874hp and 944 lb-ft. of torque and it’s riding on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. All that power comes from a 4.6-liter internal combustion V8 engine and a trio of lithium ion battery powered electric motors. The LaFerrari is equipped with a Read More

Porsche 918 Spyder vs Dodge Viper ACR vs McLaren P1

September 1st, 2016

This video saga involves three vastly different exotic cars, on the same tires, on the same track, and with the same driver. No, it’s certainly not drag racing, but it is an extremely even test of some of today’s most outstanding automobiles. The cars are the Porsche 918 Spyder. It is a hybrid high-performance vehicle that features a mid-mounted, 90-degree V, 4.6-liter engine, with a flat plane crankshaft, and two-electric motors making 887hp and 944 lb-ft. of torque. That’s pretty impressive but the sticker price is downright shocking at a cool starting point of $847,975. The Dodge Viper ACR represents Read More

0-60 MPH in 2.65 with the Refreshed Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous

August 18th, 2016

We test the refreshed Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous mode running 0-60 MPH in just 2.65 seconds.  With a refreshed look that includes a new front bumper, rear diffuser along with full LED headlights, the refreshed Model S with Ludicrous might be packing some extra power as well. Even with the regular 19″ wheels and skinny 245/45/19 all season tires, the Tesla has no problem ripping consecutive 2.6x 0-60 MPH times using it’s monstrous amounts of fine tuned torque delivery to all 4 wheels.   What current production car can keep up with the Tesla to 60MPH for under $1 million? Read More

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/

Teenage Bugatti Driver Tops 200MPH

August 9th, 2016

Here is a young man with a bright future ahead of him. Despite his tender young age (only 13-years), this lad astonished experts, at the ShiftS3ctor – Revolution.com Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack 2016, with his knowledge of extremely expensive automobiles and his ability to drive them very fast while maintaining his cool. Although Steven is not yet old enough to get a driver’s license, this is his second year competing in this event. This year the family brought out a bevy of exotic beauties, including a Porsche 918, a McLaren 650S, and a Bugatti Veyron. That’s nearly $2.5-million worth of 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

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