Ride Along – 2200HP Viper vs 1100HP Dodge Demon

July 20th, 2019

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. Don’t spit into the wind. Don’t pull on the mask of the old Lone Ranger and you don’t mess around with Jim! Who’s Jim? I don’t know but he’s driving a Viper. Allow me to welcome you to Colorado Springs for the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack 2019. Today, a modified Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (1,100hp) will get a reality check. On hand for this half-mile event is Calvo Motorsports. Calvo is the premier shop for high performance Viper modification. These guys have turned up with a bevy of hot Vipers that are raring to Read More

GT-R Battle – Mercedes AMG vs. Nismo

July 18th, 2019

This clip features a battle of the GT-Rs; specifically, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R and the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo. From a sticker shock standpoint, both cars are reasonably priced (for supercars) at $160 to $200k for the real-wheel drive Mercedes and $176.5k to $177.5k for the all-wheel drive Nissan. As one might imagine, both these cars are amply heeled in the area of performance. The Benz comes with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter DOHC (32-valve) V8 engine that is capable of producing 577hp @ 6,250 RPM and 516 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1,900 RPM. The Nismo is equipped a twin-turbo 3.8-liter Read More

Black Beauty – 900WHP Buick Regal V6

July 18th, 2019

In 1987, the fastest American made production car was not powered by a V8 engine. The car was the Buick Grand National GNX and the engine was a 3.8-liter V6 with a turbocharger. Nothing spectacular but enough push to put them on top of the heap. Meet Jerry. He loves Grand Nationals and owns three. Today, Jerry has agreed to walk us through his pride and joy. It’s a 1987 GN with only 36k miles on the chassis. The running gear has even less. It’s still a V6 but it has been fortified with all the best internal components. Jerry Read More

LT1 Gen IV Camaro – 8.01-Second Quarter-Mile

July 16th, 2019

Let’s drop in at Street Car Takeover and have a look at a beast of a Gen IV Camaro. Campaigned by the guys at Tick Performance, this thing is being billed as the fastest LT1/T56 combination on the planet. Powered by what the driver calls the “Junk LT” this Gen II LT1 engine is built with an economy crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons. Cramming air down the snout of this unlikely mill is a Precision (8891) 88-millimeter turbo. The transmission is a manual T56 built by Tick Performance. It’s loaded with their clutch components and hardware. Output at the rear Read More

Superstitious 2500HP Nova – No Prep Ride Along

July 15th, 2019

Greetings No Prep fans and drag racing enthusiasts of every variety. Welcome to the PSCA event (Rocky Mountain Summer Series) from Thunder Valley (Bandimere Speedway) in Morrison, Colorado. Meet Kelly Harvey, owner/operator of this stunning 1967 Chevy Nova. Let’s join our friend Brent as he takes us behind the scenes and inside the cockpit with Kelly during an actual run. Take it away, Brent! First, let’s take a look at what makes this sweet ride tick. Under the hood is a billet 521 cubic-inch Brad Anderson HEMI engine with a massive blower. No expense has been spared as this Nova Read More

Half-Mile Pikes Peak – 1100HP Twin Turbo Ford GT

July 12th, 2019

Just hanging out at the 2019 Shift S3CTOR Pike’s Peak Airstrip Attack, TRC ran across this low-slung Ford GT owned by the Christmas Family. Campaigned by the sibling team of Alexandria and Coy Christmas, this is one of the most stunning and powerful cars on any track. Alexandria currently holds the prestigious honor of being considered the “Fastest Half-Mile Woman in the World”. Built by Top Speed Motorsports (Alpharetta, GA), the beautiful Canary Yellow Ford GT featured in this video is powered by a virtually stock (block and heads) 5.4-liter engine built by Jon Kaase Race Engines (Winder, GA). A Read More

Toyota Supra vs. BMW Z4 M40i – Drag and Roll Races

July 11th, 2019

Check it out – so, the two cars featured in this video are basically the same. The Z4 has been around for a little while, but the Supra is brand new. The Supra is based on the Z4 platform and it is one of the most eagerly awaited automobiles of the last few decades. Factory equipped with launch control, both these Austrian beauties are equipped with turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engines and 8-speed automatic transmissions. Unfortunately, there is no manual transmission, but one could be offered in later production runs. The Supra is offered only as a hardtop. The Z4 can Read More

Junkyard Dog – Pontiac Firebird on AWD GT-R Chassis

July 10th, 2019

When Gregg (lead technician for the Hoonigan Racing Division) decided to build a retromod of his own, you just knew that it would be something unique and awesome. Well, it does not disappoint. First, Gregg spotted a rusted-out hull from a 1971 Pontiac Trans Am. It had been sitting in a desert (just outside Vegas) for more than a decade. Full of tumbleweeds and sand, the body actually had a river running through it at one time. Gregg pulled the forgotten Thunder Chicken out of the cactus den and took it home to begin its rebirth. Never wanting to blend Read More

Hillbilly Deluxe – 1960 Chevy C10 1500HP

July 10th, 2019

This is a must see No Prep monster. Not your everyday, run-of-the-mill dragster; this is one stunning 1960 C10 shortbed pickup truck. The body is all steel except for the front clip and the bed sides. Equipped with a built small block Chevy V8 and a pair of air-to-water intercooled 88-millimeter Magnum turbochargers, this heavy hauler is capable of churning out 1,500hp. Shifting duties are handled with a Powerglide transmission and the engine is burning alcohol. The eighth-mile No Prep racing action begins with Hillbilly Deluxe (HD) in the left lane and a 1978 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (yes, you Read More

McLaren vs. Porsche vs. Ducati – Standing Mile

July 5th, 2019

Like a scene from a science fiction film, today’s contest features some of the most outlandish vehicles ever produced. First is the McLaren P1. The P1 is all racing – all the time. At the heart of this savage beast is a 3.8-liter twin turbocharged gas burner with a lithium-ion battery powered electric motor. Output is estimated at 903hp and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. This rear-wheel drive hypercar uses a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Gross vehicle weight is 3,200-pounds and the price tag is about $1.1-million (U.S.). The Porsche 918 Spyder is all-wheel drive. Also a hypercar, the Spyder is powered Read More

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