8-Second Honda Civic

October 21st, 2016

Help me out here – this don’t sound like any Honda Civic that I ever heard. No wonder, this thing is running some big cubic inches and a pair of turbos. Lil’ Lutz was turning heads and making tongues wag, during Drag Week 2016, as he produced consistent 8-second passes (at around 160 mph) in this seriously modified Honda Civic. How did he do that? Well, you basically pull off the hood emblem and drive a race car in under it. Seriously, this is only a shell of an ’89 Honda Civic – it ain’t even front wheel drive anymore Read More

Red GT-R is a Street Thumper

October 19th, 2016

I guarantee it! You are going to love this pretty red Nissan GT-R. Not because of its awesome paint job – and it certainly has one – but because it goes up against some heavy hitters and dominates. Maybe it was a cool night. Every racer knows what it’s like to have a night when your car seems to run better than it ever has; better than you could imagine. Possibly it was one of those nights for the red GT-R. It’s inexplicable – in one way it is great and in another ways it sucks. Your car is running Read More

Honda S2000 Street Hammer

October 17th, 2016

By: Evan Margolis Here’s a sight that’s just about as rare as hen’s teeth (of course you know, hens don’t have any teeth). It is a Honda S2000 sports coupe with a souped up Toyota engine under the bonnet. This hybrid import is equipped to handle the street machines of Texas (a little town down in Mexico), despite having a manual transmission. As stated, the S2000 is running a Toyota power train, including a 2JZ in-line 6-cylinder (built bottom end) engine with a giant turbocharger. The combo is good for about 1,100hp. Things get interesting when two similarly equipped Supra Read More

7-Second Mazda RX-7

October 14th, 2016

This little Mazda RX-7 coupe has got me green with envy! Like most of he gear heads that I know, I only dream of getting down into the 7-second realm. This green streak is no longer rotary powered. It has had a heart transplant. Now there is a 555-cubic inch big block Chevrolet engine, with a pair of Garrett 88-millimeter turbochargers, under the hood. This car looks great but it sounds even more amazing. Enduring the experiences of Drag Week 2016, this team is hit with a hydraulic lifter issue that resulted in a new valve train, lifters, and camshaft. Read More

WANNAGOFAST Georgia Half-Mile Shootout

October 14th, 2016

Howdy racing fans and welcome to Heaven’s Landing in Clayton, Georgia for the wannaGOFAST Georgia 1/2-Mile Shootout. On hand are some of the baddest street cars on the planet; ready to lock horns in head-to-head 1/2-mile dig racing action to top speed. Over 3,000 spectators and 135 competitors came out to give it all they had in what proved to be a monumental undertaking. On Saturday, the top speed of the day was 218.77 mph. On Sunday, Sal Patel posted a new track and World Rear-Wheel Drive record of 224.55 mph in his beast of a Dodge Viper. Check it Read More

Street Stampede – Chevy S10 vs Toyota Supra

October 13th, 2016

What do a mid-size Chevy SUV and a compact Toyota sports coupe have in common? Not much unless you’re talking about the massive amount of forced air induction found under the hoods of these two street brawlers. The Supra is a 1995 model with a Real Street built 3.0-liter engine (Manley parts). It has a Hypertune Racing intake manifold with a 90-millimeter throttle body, 2200cc Siemens injectors, and a PHR Triple Walbro fuel pump setup. A Precision GT 42 7675 turbocharger force feeds the engine copious amounts of air and everything is controlled using an AEM V2 controller. A PHR Read More

Corvette Z06 vs. Porsche 918 Spyder – Really?

October 10th, 2016

This is definitely a drag race because one car gets dragged (to death) the length of the track. As one might expect, a contest between an all-wheel drive 887hp spacecraft and a 650hp rear-wheel drive sports car will easily be won by the spacecraft. Of course, the spacecraft in this scenario is the Porsche 918 Spyder, with its $1-million price tag, and the lesser sports car is the Corvette Z06 at roughly one-tenth the cost of the German monster. The Spyder (it’s more fun when you say it with a German accent) is truly an automotive work of art. It Read More

Audi vs. McLaren – Drag Race

October 10th, 2016

Here is a big-money brawl between two mass-produced supercars. For those who may watch this video and think that all cars of this caliber are the same, keep in mind that this is the baddest Audi on the menu (an R8 Plus Quattro S Tronic) and the most conservative McLaren (a 570S). Take a look. This contest will be a dig race between two cars with similar horsepower specs. The Audi is an all-wheel drive coupe and the McLaren is rear-wheel drive but the R8 outweighs the 570S by more than 400-pounds. With 610hp, the R8 bolts from 0 to Read More

2017 Audi R8 – Extended Test Drive

October 6th, 2016

Here’s another one of these great video installments for Motor Trend’s 2016 Best Driver’s Award. These guys use a ton of GoPro swag and produce some of the most extraordinary camera angles you’ve ever seen. Randy Pobst is back behind the wheel and once again, the track is the iconic Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. Randy is as qualified as anyone to critique high performance automobiles and Laguna Seca is designed with a unique set of hair pins, corkscrews, and gut-wrenching elevation changes. Check out the hot lap action. It is truly breathtaking! This is an incredible car. The 2017 Audi Read More

Ultimate Exotic Car Showdown

October 3rd, 2016

This could be billed as the most complete showdown of supercars ever compiled – with a few exceptions. The Bugatti entry is noticeably absent, there’s no Nissan GT-R, the Corvette Z06 was overlooked, the Dodge Viper ACR is nowhere to be seen, and what about Tesla? One more honorable mention might be the Koenigsegg Agera but that’s probably advancing into a different realm of automobiles. Nevertheless, this list is quite impressive and the video will leave any car enthusiast feeling as if they need to climb into the cockpit. The backdrop is a sunny RAF airstrip somewhere in the United Kingdom. The Read More