1200HP Scion Dyno and Street

October 26th, 2016

This video takes us on a walk through, a dyno test, and a spirited street run in a Scion FRS. With its real-wheel drive platform and relatively light gross vehicle weight (3,500 to 3,700-pounds), the FRS is the perfect starting point for any street or strip project. This car has also got a great set of lines and an aggressive stance that caught my attention from its inception. Theoretically, one could jerk out the 200hp factory mill and fill this engine bay up with an LS V8 and the transmission that goes with it, with very little fabrication. You’d still Read More

1100WHP C7 Corvette Z06

October 5th, 2016

This 9-minute video brings us a step-by-step guide on how to build a run-of-the-mill Corvette Z06 (if such a thing exists) into an 1100whp pavement pounding monster. Vengeance Racing out of Cumming, Georgia is the outfit responsible for producing this outstanding specimen. As you will discover, this Chevy undergoes a major transformation. The engine is removed from the chassis and upgraded with a Vengeance recirculating catch can and a Vengeance Stage III racing camshaft. It also got a set of Vengeance CNC ported LT4 cylinder heads and a set of custom Vengeance valve covers. Once the power plant was reinstalled, Read More

Honda Civic Traps 189 MPH at Pikes Peak

August 11th, 2016

The competitors are breaking the 200 mph barrier (on a regular basis) during this week’s 2016 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack but who expects to see a Honda Civic that can turn 189 mph trap speeds?  The truth is that this is no ordinary Civic – but it is ninety-nine-percent Honda. Start with a run-of-the-mill, 2,300-pound hatchback Honda Civic. Now, snatch that four-cylinder mill out of there and replace it with a ultra smooth 3.5-liter V6 engine from a front wheel drive Honda Odyssey van. Before cramming it back under the hood, install a set of high-performance cylinder heads and camshafts Read More

260 MPH COPO Camaro Texas Mile Car

March 30th, 2016

Take a gander at this awesome Texas Mile Car built as a collaborative effort by the crew at Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) and Brink Racecraft. When a race car project begins with a brand-new COPO Camaro, it is usually going to morph into something amazing. This project certainly makes the grade. Add a massive 632-cubic-inch NRE big block, a pair of NRE Mirror Image 88-millimeter turbochargers, an NRE Alien intake manifold, and you have an elite level Texas Mile monster. This Chevy also has an intricate dry-sump oiling system with the reservoir in the trunk, dual fuel supply systems, and Read More

Dyno Testing a Blown Methanol Monster

August 26th, 2015

Everyone knows that the guys at Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) are pushing the envelope to the very edge with regards to maximum performance. This video shows you just how far these professionals are willing to go to extrapolate every ounce of horsepower from the last cubic inch of their popular handcrafted, custom built crate motors. Running a dynamometer is a risky proposition, even when the engine is bolted into a chassis, but when you are talking about testing loose supercharged engines anything can happen. Now add in copious amounts of a volatile and highly combustible fuel known as methanol-alcohol and Read More

1000+WHP Supra Dyno & Street Testing

August 19th, 2015

Real Street Performance has done it again with this high-powered Toyota Supra. This was one fast street racer before the latest string of modifications. Check out actual before and after dyno testing as various performance upgrades are added to this fantastic looking and awesome performing Supra. This car features a stock 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder with Manley internals, a Porting Solutions built ported and polished cylinder head, a Hypertune Racing intake manifold with 2,000cc Siemens fuel injectors, a Precision 7675 dual ball-bearing turbocharger, a PHR triple Walbro fuel system and PHR billet triple collector exhaust manifold, and an AEM V2 controller. A Read More

Tesla S P85D Drag Racing Dos and Don’ts

April 28th, 2015

This video guide to coming out on top at the track is intended specifically for owners of the American-made Tesla S P85D. It is made by a Tesla owner who has seen some level of success at the drag strip, as you will see when this instructional becomes a “show-and-tell” project. Turbocharged Mustangs and supercharged Camaros beware; this full-electric all-wheel drive sedan has been known to embarrass opponents on race day. Allow me to set the stage: A sunny afternoon at Piedmont Dragway in Julian, North Carolina. A ground pounding turbocharged late-model Mustang rolls out amid smoke and lights. He Read More

How to Record Great Exhaust Sound Videos and Clips using a GoPro and External Microphone

March 12th, 2014

In this article we’re going to detail the parts and methods we used to get some great exhaust sound clips from the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale we’ve been testing.  We used a GoPro HERO3 action camera with an external stereo microphone placed strategically between the two exhaust exits of the Lamborghini. What you’ll need: GoPro HERO3 Action Camera GoPro Skeleton Case GoPro 3.5mm External Microphone Adapter GoPro Suction Cup Mounts (2) Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone Microphone extension cable Microphone Windscreen Since we need to connect an external microphone to the GoPro, you’ll need the Skeleton case since Read More

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