7-Second FWD Turbo Civic

November 16th, 2017

It is hard enough to get a quarter-mile drag car into the sevens when you have an unlimited budget and all the cubic inches that will fit under the hood. Getting (consistently) into the sevens with a limited budget and using a four-cylinder, front-wheel drive platform is simply outstanding. Kudos to Ramey Racing (and friends), who transformed this seriously unimpressive sport coupe into the track taming hurricane that you see in this video. On this day, they earned the honor of preparing the first vehicle in the Sports Front-Wheel Drive Class to post a 7-second elapsed time in the quarter-mile Read More

Corvette Crazy – Insane Street Hits

November 14th, 2017

Greetings racing fans and welcome to a well organized night of roll racing action on the streets (of Mexico – obviously). This group of competitors is serious about roll racing and it shows in their machinery. The action kicks-off with a little red Corvette (baby you’re much too fast … but I digress …) Z06 that’s packing 434 cubic-inches of LS motor with a 250 shot of nitrous. It is rubbing door handles with a Blue C6 ‘Vette. The blue Chevy  has a 7.0- liter LSX engine with an F1A Procharger. These two cars make multiple passes with the blue Read More

1300HP Aussie UTE Sleeper 

November 11th, 2017

This Aussie UTE (Australian for Sport Utility Vehicle) is perfect for building a sleeper. It is compact and lightweight and it even has a place to haul your cargo. In keeping with the sleeper scenario, this pair of fun-loving Australian race fans crammed a 400-cubic inch LS engine between the fender wells of this right-hand-drive UTE before shipping it over here to compete in Hot Rod Drag Week 2017. As if the motor swap wasn’t dramatic enough, there’s also a pair of 69-millimeter turbochargers in the bed. The vehicle is a 1997 Ford Falcon XH, which weighs in at about Read More

Ball of Smoke – 850WHP 13B RX7

November 4th, 2017

The Mazda RX7 featured in this video brings to mind an old saying. It says that it ain’t the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog. The displacement of the engine (76-millimeter) that propels this car down the 1320 (in under eight-seconds), is actually smaller than its turbocharger (88-millimeter). Nevertheless, the combination of the 1.3-liter semi peripheral rotary engine and a single Precision turbocharger produced 850whp during dyno testing. That is good enough to post consistent 7-second elapsed times in the 175 mph range (quarter-mile). Most Mazdas at the drag Read More

Street Pulls – 800WHP EVO

November 3rd, 2017

What could be sweeter than an 800whp DSM? How about a warm night of roll racing on the highways of Mexico? The feature car is a 2005 Mitsubishi Evolution (8) that has been radically modified to enhance performance. It is powered by an EVO 9 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that has been built by AG Autosport (with steel connecting rods). The bottom end is rated at 1,000hp. It also uses a Precision 62-millimeter turbocharger. A pair of Walbro 450 pumps keep the E85 fuel flowing. A Haltech ECU (tuned by CriSpeed) keeps all the ponies running in the same direction. The Read More

World’s Fastest Honda S2000

November 1st, 2017

Coming to you direct from Speedworld and the World Sport Compact Challenge in Orlando, Florida; this video documents a (quarter-mile) world record pass (6.78-seconds @ 203 mph) by an outstanding Honda S2000. As you might expect, there is no shortage of extremely quick and tiny cars on hand at this event. Cars that are capable of posting six, seven, and eight-second passes are running up and down the track all day and into the night. It’s a toss up as to whether this Honda is better at doing wheel stands or blasting through the 1320 at a breakneck pace. The Read More

Import vs. Domestic – Chevy, DSM, and Ford

October 28th, 2017

The battle between imported and domestic automobiles continues to rage on the streets of old Mexico. It all began about the time that the first imported automobiles began disembarking in the ports of the U.S. and Canada and it is alive and well in 2017. Our first entrant is racing a Chevrolet 1500 Sportside pickup. It is well equipped with a 6.0-liter LS engine that has been outfitted with a supercharger and a kit of nitrous. Entrant number two is piloting a Ford Mustang Cobra Terminator Edition with a 3.4-liter Whipple supercharger, full bolt-ons, and a performance tuner. Power output Read More

Texas Invitational – GT-R vs. Huracan

October 26th, 2017

It doesn’t get any better than this! Every year the Texas Invitational draws 2,000+hp cars the way stink draws flies. As usual, this year’s event is better than the last and not quite as good as the next. The two cars featured in this video are a perfect example of the competition at this event that has become the high-water mark for radically modified supercars crushing the quarter-mile, half-mile, and the mile. The first is a little Japanese coupe known as Godzilla. This particular version of the Nissan GT-R is prepared and campaigned by T1 Racing Development. The engine has Read More

200 MPH Street Hits – Lamborghini Centenario

October 25th, 2017

This has got to be the most awesome sounding Lamborghini ever! The $2.5-million Lamborghini Centenario is lighter and more powerful than the Aventador SV. The amazing exhaust notes that you will hear in this video are created by a naturally aspirated, over-square, 60-degree, V12 engine. It makes 760hp and propels the Centenario from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.7-seconds. Power is distributed to the all-wheel drivetrain via a 7-speed, dual-clutch, automated manual transmission. This clip is shot from a souped-up (575+hp) Jaguar F-Type SVR. For obvious reasons, the identity of the Centenario’s owner/operator is not divulged but he has Read More

Porsche 991 Turbo S Quarter-Mile Record

October 21st, 2017

In proving their continued commitment to building the fastest cars on the planet, EKanoo Racing (from the beautiful Kingdom of Bahrain) has inked themselves a new entry in the world record book of quarter-mile drag racing. With a lot of help from ESMotor (also of the Kingdom of Bahrain), these skilled racing aficionados managed to accomplish what no one ever had – on 1320-feet of asphalt. They built and raced a Porsche 991 Turbo S from a standing start through the trap in 8.993-seconds at a top speed of 160.7 mph. What a way to kick-off the new racing season Read More

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