200+ MPH at 2015 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack

June 30th, 2015

Shiny Lamborghinis, Nissan GT-Rs, Porsche 918s, Corvettes, Camaros, and other exotic street cars provided a fresh new wrinkle at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). This video portrays bits from this past weekends second running of the PPIHC Airstrip Attack, sponsored by the Revvolution Modified Lifestyle and Shift-S3ctor, as these awesome street machines blast down dual half-mile airstrips in a unmitigated contest of speed and driving prowess. Twin turbo was the obvious theme of the event so, of course, the Lamborghini “fleet” from Underground Racing was in attendance. The GT-R contingent was also “stretching their legs” in the Read More

Ferrari 458 Speciale vs. Tesla S P85D + Donuts!

June 11th, 2015

This clip portrays an epic battle between the most powerful all-electric production vehicle ever and an elite internal combustion powered Italian supercar. It comes to you from the EuroSpeedWay Lausitzring in Germany. Car number one, a Tesla S P85D, gets the initial hole-shot on car number two, a Ferrari 458 Speciale. After that, the Ferrari flexes its proverbial muscles and runs away with the contest. Then the 458 does something that the all-wheel drive Tesla could never do; it cuts some radical donuts smoking the rear tires in the process. The Speciale is outfitted with a 4.5-liter V8 engine that Read More

Drag Race: Ferrari LaFerrari vs. McLaren 650S Spider

May 19th, 2015

So, how fast is the McLaren 650S Spider? This video, from the VMax 200 Hypermax event near London, England, tells the tale. In almost any scenario, the 650S is at the top of the heap – from a performance perspective, but in this field that includes billions of dollars worth of supercars it may well be outmatched. Take the driver’s point of view (U.S. market version), as the McLaren pulls to the line; now glance over and check out the left-hand drive Ferrari LaFerrari in the far lane. This thing is a hybrid-powered monster. Sure the McLaren packs quite a Read More

Koenigsegg Agera Takes on All-Comers at VMAX200

May 11th, 2015

Take a gander at this Swedish supercar as it tows the line against a Ferrari LaFerrari, a Porsche 918 Spyder, and finally against a Ferrari 458 Speciale. The VMAX200 Hypermax, held on a private runway near London, England, is a top speed driving event geared towards the world’s most exotic automobiles. Over a billion dollars worth of rolling-stock regularly participates in this contest that tries the limitations of sports cars such as the McLaren P1 and the Koenigsegg CCX, as well as various Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini models. The Koenigsegg Agera N, shown in this video, has been modified from stock. It features Read More

McLaren 650S Spanks Ferrari 458

May 4th, 2015

Watch as this blue McLaren 650S embarrasses a yellow Ferrari 458 during the Gran Turismo event in Slovakia. If you pay attention, you will notice the driver of the Ferrari trying to distract onlookers with his own version of the “gun show”. That doesn’t keep him from getting “rocked with a body-shot” as the 650S pulls farther and farther out in front. The recently introduced 650S is a more economical version of the iconic McLaren 12C. A 641-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, mated with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, is at the heart of this predatory beast. It can Read More

McLaren P1 and Ferrari 458 at Palm Beach International Raceway for Capristo Day

April 22nd, 2015

We were invited by Capristo Exhaust to attend an open track day at Palm Beach International Raceway where a great line up exotics attended and were lapping the road course all day long.   While it was great to see a great mix of South Florida exotics attending, including multiple Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens, there was one car that stood out from the rest. The surprise attendee was one of the 3 current HyperCars, a silver McLaren P1 with its 903HP hybrid drivetrain, 7 speed DCT and active aero systems . After putting the P1 into full race mode, the rear wing Read More

Ferrari 458 Spider vs. Lamborghini Super Trofeo Stradale Roll Racing

April 20th, 2015

This is the automotive equivalent of an Italian civil war. Take a look at this rolling closed track race between a 2015 Ferrari 458 Spider and a 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. The two supercars are nearly the exact same color. In short, they look alike, sound alike; they even have a similar power-to-weight-ratio. The Ferrari is equipped with a direct fuel injected and naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 that cranks out 596-horsepower at a whopping 9,000 RPMs. The Lambo uses a much larger 5.2-liter V10 to extrapolate 570-horsepower at 8,000 RPMs. Both cars are electronically relegated to a Read More

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Launch Control Demo and 1/4-Mile Drag Racing Run

April 10th, 2015

Take a gander at this Ferrari F12 Berlinetta as it puts down an 11.20-second run at 129 mph. I might mention that it also looks great doing so. It should, with a price tag of just under $325,000 U.S. dollars, it should almost come with its own drag strip. As you can tell, it would not take a lot of racing prowess to get this car down into the 10-second range; maybe even better. The motivating force for this Italian beauty is a 6.3-liter V12 engine that sends 730-horsepower through a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission and to the rear-wheels. Although Read More

Ferrari LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

March 30th, 2015

An abandoned airstrip makes the perfect backdrop for this quarter-mile challenge between two of the most advanced sports cars in the world. The Ferrari reputation for performance and style is legendary and the Bugatti has laid claim to at least a portion of the world record for top speed from a production car. Watch as these two beauties, one Italian and the other French, slug it out on the tarmac. With a sticker price of nearly $1.5-million, the LaFerrari is custom made to fit its owner precisely. Add a 949-horsepower 6.3-liter V12 hybrid-engine configuration, an autoshift manual transmission with overdrive, Read More

Ferrari 458 Spider Remote Control Exhaust Valve Demonstration

March 12th, 2015

We recently had some time with a 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider and installed a system that allows us to open and close the exhaust valves using a remote control key fob.   The stock Ferrari 458 exhaust system is very quiet at idle and under light load,  only opening up after a certain RPM which really dulls down the Ferrari driving experience. Take a look at the video below demonstrating the sound with the exhaust system open and closed with some light engine revving as well.  This is just a first round of modifications to this Ferrari, we’ll be adding some racing headers Read More

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