Check out two heads up races between a Tesla Model S P85D with Insane mode taking on a McLaren 650S Spider. While were used to seeing the Tesla P85D with it’s instant power (691HP), monster torque and all wheel drive take down just about any car off the line, the McLaren 650S is quite a monster off the line as well. Our last test with the McLaren 650S demonstrated it’s advanced launch control system with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.8 seconds with OEM tires on the street. With the Tesla’s robotic ability to hit 0-60 MPH in 3.1 Read More
As one of the most capable sports cars ever produced by Toyota, the Supra has seen more than its fair share of the limelight. Thanks to the introduction of the FSR Motorsports Streetfighter Turbo Kit, this Toyota Supra – as it appears in our video – is certain to make an unforgettable impression all its own. In this 1/2-mile roll racing airstrip venue, the Supra posts a top speed of 181.74 mph. He goes up against everyone from an Audi TT to a Chevrolet Camaro and comes out on top. The FSR Motorsports (bolt-on) Streetfighter Turbo Package includes an in-house built Read More
Press the PLAY button and say hello to what is being billed as the world’s first twin turbocharged Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4. This lime green beauty showed up at the Texas Invitational Automotive Airfield Exhibition presented by the Texas Speed Syndicate, all the way down in Houston, Texas. Then the gang at Underground Racing proceeded to show out – wrenching the X Package equipped Italian screamer to speeds of over 200mph. Right “out of the box” the Huracan is no trifling street car. It is outfitted with a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 602hp. It is an all-wheel drive, 2-passenger, mid-engine Read More
What do you get when you pit four elite level forced air induction street racing machines against one another on the thoroughfares of New Mexico? You get cops, controversy, and tons of speed. You also get street racing – wild, wild, West style. Check out this feature video. First things first; the Corvette is running a supercharged 416-cubic-inch stroker motor with a 200 shot of nitrous. The owner/operator claims a dyno-certified 1,101hp and he is riding on Mickey Thompson E/T Streets. Next is an Alpha prepared Nissan GT-R. These cars are always ready for just about anything. He is also Read More
Maybe you have heard of a little performance outfitter from Oberlin, Ohio, called Switzer Performance. Here is a video that depicts their flagship Goliath GT-R in head to head drag racing (and roll racing) against some pretty stout competition. Porsche, Nissan, Chevrolet, and Lamborghini all roll out to challenge Goliath. The GoPro mounted on the right front fender of the GT-R catches all the up-close action (does that hood make anyone else as nervous as it does me?) The Switzer Goliath package includes an engine and transmission rebuild, driveline and suspension upgrades, twin turbochargers, specially made manifolds and intercoolers, and Read More
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
We’ve got some great drag and roll racing action from a private track rental setup by ADV.1 at Palm Beach International Raceway with an ultimate super car matchup between a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and a McLaren MP4-12C. The Ferrari F12 is powered by a screaming 6.3L V12 with 730HP through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. The Ferrari was equipped with a Capristo exhaust system and a set of custom ADV.1 wheels with 22×13 in the rear with 335/25/22 Pirelli P-Zero Tires. The McLaren MP4-12C is powered by 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo tuned by AMS Alpha Performance bumping up the power from 616 HP Read More
We attended a private track rental put on by ADV1 at Palm Beach International Raceway where we setup a race between the Tesla Model S P85D and their Ferrari F12. Could the 691HP Tesla Model S P85D use it’s all wheel drive advantage to hold off the 730HP V12 powered, rear wheel drive Ferrari F12 down the 1/4 mile? While the Tesla pulled a great reaction time of .06, continued on with a 0-60 MPH time of 3.1 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 11.6 @ 115 MPH, it wasn’t enough to fend off the Ferrari. The Ferrari F12 came on very strong and won by .52 seconds Read More
Insane mode in the Tesla Model S P85 is all fun and games until loose items you might have in the car go flying around and break due to the instant torque and g-forces measuring 1.3 g. We’ve heard multiple reports of cracked phone screens that flew out of the center console and crashed into the center armrest. Check out the video below in regular and slow motion to see what happens when a few miscellaneous items along with some fruit go flying around in the car. If you try this at home, make sure you kids are properly protected with quick reaction skills or a face mask.
We have some video of an all stock McLaren MP4-12C racing another MP4-12C that has an Alpha Performance tune from AMS. There are 3 races starting from a 2nd gear at around 40 MPH. The AMS tune adds 100HP to the MP4-12C brining the power from it’s 3.8L V8 Twin Turbocharged engine form 616HP to 716HP. Check out the video below to see just how much faster a tuned McLaren MP4-12C is when running side by side from a roll.