8-Second 280Z – TT V8 Monster

June 15th, 2018

I hope that I am not dating myself by saying that I can remember a time when a fellow couldn’t bounce a pair of pliers off the floor without hitting a Nissan (Datsun) 280Z. These little cars were everywhere! Not terribly fast though. They were fun to drive because the suspension was good and most were equipped with a manual transmission. Unfortunately, the wiring started going bad about the second decade and most were scrapped for a more reliable model. Not this one. This one has been reborn! Gone is the sporty and fun to drive little import and in Read More

Heads Up No Prep – Turbo Acura TL

June 14th, 2018

One of the great things about racing cars is that each competitor has the ability to express themselves through their vehicle. What might seem the farthest from a viable racing solution to most may be a vision in horsepower to another. Such could be said of this pretty blue Acura sedan. Did it begin life as a performance or sports car? Most certainly not. However, it did roll off the assembly line with a Honda VTEC 3.2-liter V6 engine. Can it handle turbocharged horsepower over extended periods of time? Probably not; so car owner Alden built the engine and sleeved Read More

249 MPH V12 Toyota Supra

June 14th, 2018

It requires a special individual to take matters into their own hands and build a variant of a production car after which an entire generation thirsts. The magical Toyota Supra has been the crown jewel of Toyota enthusiasts every since production ceased way back in 1993 (U.S.). Well, Kazuhiko “Smokey” Nagata is such an individual. Smokey built Top Secret Performance out of the basement of his family business, Trust (parent company of GReddy). Top Secret is responsible for this radical one-off Supra and many other one-of-a-kind speedsters. He was well known for crazy engine and transmission swaps and taking his Read More

World’s Fastest – 201 MPH – Integra

June 12th, 2018

While this clip features the World’s Fastest Acura Integra, it also showcases the best-of-the-best from TX2K18. There has been a ton of coverage for this event but there were so many amazing race cars on hand that it was unbelievable. First, the Acura; it is called Gringotegra, built and prepared by Extreme Turbo System (ETS) and English Racing. If these names sound familiar; it’s because their collaborative efforts have put them on the cutting edge in quarter-mile and half-mile racing in turbocharged cars (especially Nissan GT-Rs). In the front-wheel drive Gringotegra we find an inline four-cylinder engine. This differs greatly Read More

Mystery Solved – Beater Bomb Pops Hood

June 12th, 2018

So, this video is a little different. It documents the guys from 1320 as they saddle up and take a ride (by way of Mexico) over to an Omaha (NE) cruise-in car show. More importantly, the man, the myth, the legend – Beater Bomb – open his hood to finally let the world see what’s under there. Of course, when you get a group of gearheads on the asphalt, they can’t help but stomp the accelerator with frequency. That is especially true when you have outstanding examples like the Unicorn C5 Corvette ZR1 with a Huron Speed twin turbo kit Read More

CRAZY GT-R Ride Along

June 9th, 2018

As 1320 cameraman (Kyle) discovered during this video, when your butt is eating the seat you don’t really need a safety harness! This clip is coming at you from Cootamundra, Australia and they know about building bodacious turbocharged horsepower Down Under. The first car featured, a red R34 Nissan GT-R, is prepared by Mick and the crew at Motorsports Mechanical. It is loaded with a billett 3.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine and a giant 94-millimeter Garrett turbocharger. Both our feature cars are of the GT-R variety and both (surprisingly) are rear-wheel drive only. The latter leads to some very intense moments Read More

2,000HP Supra Pair Go Head-to-Head

June 7th, 2018

This clip brings us (potentially) the baddest pair of Supras that we have ever seen in one place. The place is the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas (outside of Houston) and the competition is world class. The track (by Jason Miller) is solid and the weather is cool; perfect for No Prep drag racing at TX2K18. Cody Phillips Racing (CPR) has prepared their stoic gray Supra utilizing a 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder, 2JZ (Toyota) engine with a Stage 5 Titan cylinder head and aluminum connecting rods. A Precision Pro Mod 94-millimeter turbocharger is responsible for cramming massive amounts of dense Read More

1953 Chevy Bel Air – 10-Second Sleeper

June 7th, 2018

This is one of the most entertaining videos that I have seen in quite a while. If features a true street sleeper in the form of a beat up 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Never mind the rust and look past the patina – this thing is big and heavy but that don’t keep it from being fast! Of course, it all starts under the hood where a 6.0-liter LS (Chevy) V8 with an Isky camshaft and mild porting and polishing on the cylinder heads is working away. It’s also running a Precision turbocharger with Holley electronic fuel injection/engine management. The Read More

196 MPH Nismo GT-R Roll Racer

May 30th, 2018

This video begins with some 40 mph roll racing on the drag strip and wraps up with some dig racing. There’s something here for everybody. There’s also something terribly interesting about a car that can pull the front tires off the pavement. If it can ‘tote the front’ at 40 mph – it’s downright amazing and if it also happens to be an all-wheel drive vehicle – WOW! It’s mind numbing! Prepared by Miami Performance Incorporated (MPI), this fast moving Nissan GT-R Nismo is outfitted with an Alpha 16 turbocharger kit from Alpha Performance. This firm is on the cutting Read More

Street Hits – 700HP Stock Block EVO 8

May 25th, 2018

In these days of awesome aftermarket high-performance components, it’s not that rare to encounter a 700hp street car. In most cases, big ponies equate to a built, balanced, and blueprinted V8 engine with some type of power-adder. That is precisely what makes our feature car so unique. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is no stranger to import performance car enthusiasts. There are some extremely powerful EVO entries on the horizon and many continue to run the 4G (inline 4-cylinder) engine platform (built and sleeved to handle the extra power). What sets our feature car apart is that it is capable of Read More

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