Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack – 1500HP VW Golf

July 2nd, 2019

This 1995 Volkswagen Golf GTi gives terms like “sequentially-shifted” and “all-wheel drive” new meaning. You see, this wild-looking VW manufactures 1,500hp with a pair of VR6 turbocharged engines (mated with a pair of sequentially-shifted manual transmissions) – one on each end! First, the engines. They are matching VR6 mills built with powder-forged connecting rods and JE pistons. Up top are Techtonics (solid lift) camshafts. Intake and exhaust manifolds are full custom with a pair of Garrett 67-millimeter turbochargers (air-to-water intercoolers) furnishing the air. The gearboxes are both from KAPS Sequential. Each engine makes approximately 750hp. The car is owned, built Read More

7-Second Baltic Toyota Supra

June 28th, 2019

The legendary Baltic Supra; this car is the unicorn of the Toyota enthusiast’s world. Along with factory twin turbos, it embodies every quality they respect in this beloved model. Featured in this video is a pristine example of the Baltic Supra. It is being billed as the fastest version that has maintained its factory running gear. Take a look. Owner, Pedro has been 8-years shaving seconds, and fractions of a second, from his elapsed time and causing trap speeds to torpedo upward in this car. He began with a few bolt-ons and a 13-second quarter-mile pass. Today, the car runs Read More

Stick Shift Struggles – RMRW – Day 4

June 26th, 2019

Looking for adventure? Try day-tripping with the “stick shift class” during a drive-only day of Rocky Mountain Race Week. That’s over 400-miles, on pig trails and back-roads in Nebraska and Colorado; with an elite drag (street) racing car using a manually shifted transmission. Don’t forget – that’s after a few days of abuse on the dragstrip. Buckle up! It’s going to get interesting. The day begins with a ride along in a 1964 Ford Fairlane, complete with bench seat and manual transmission. This is one of the slickest restomods you’ll ever find, and it is pulling an enclosed travel trailer. Read More

Lamborghini Aventador S VS. Tesla Model SP100D

June 25th, 2019

Who would ever think that a total electric sedan would be held in contention with a legendary Italian sports car when it comes to running the quarter-mile? Well, Tesla changed our way of thinking. First, it was the Tesla Roadster. Now the SP100D is the all-electric bad boy. With the equivalent of 680hp and a shocking (pun intended) 900 lb.-ft. of torque, the Tesla sedan is virtually unrivaled at cutting a light and coming out of the hole. Its power is transferred immediately and its all-wheel drive capabilities make traction consistent and secure. After that, another weakness is not exhibited Read More

700-Miles In – Rocky Mountain Race Week – Day 3

June 21st, 2019

After a long day on the road yesterday, the racers are checking in at the Julesburg Drag Strip in Colorado. This is the oldest operating drag strip in the U.S. Bad news is that the weather is wet. Good news is that the rain is subsiding, and it has cooled things off a bit. Race cars like it cool. Racers are looking a little tattered 700-miles into this excursion. Nevertheless, there are some top-tier competitors gnashing on the bridle to get back on the track. There’s a stunning yellow Mustang that has undergone a terrible struggle. The alternator belt broke Read More

Over the Mountains – Rocky Mountain Race Week 2019

June 19th, 2019

Day One of Rocky Mountain Race Week is over and it’s time for these racers to pack up their cars and drag their gear over the Rocky Mountains. Bound for Jefferson County, Colorado and the Bandimere Speedway (aka Thunder Mountain), these street/strip vehicles will be tested with a 200-mile trek that is almost all uphill. This is certainly the most demanding leg of this 1,000-mile road trip that many competitors claim is the most difficult part of this event. We are not on the road long when vehicles begin to drop like flies. A broken rack-and-pinion bracket, a vapor-locked fuel Read More

Gearhead Gathering – Rocky Mountain Race Week 2019

June 18th, 2019

Welcome to one of the most grueling tests of man and machine to be found anywhere on earth. Drag cars – designed to accelerate quickly over a short distance, reach a maximum speed and suddenly come to a near halt – are charged with travelling to four venues over seven-days. The drag cars must be driven the 1,000-miles (roundtrip) over the Rocky Mountains and back! Bru-tal! It is common to see a tubbed-out muscle car or late model, pulling a travel trailer full of tools and car parts, during Rocky Mountain Race Week. Unfortunately, it’s also pretty common to see Read More

Porsche 944 LS Swap – Street Hits

June 12th, 2019

In the 1986 Porsche 944, you have a lightweight sports car that is nimble and close to the ground. The Chevrolet LS engine is cheap and easy to build. It is durable enough to withstand serious power adders and (with the correct exhaust system) has a deep and throaty exhaust note that’ll make any red-blooded car enthusiast fall in love. Combine the 944 with the LS engine and you have a small, rear-wheel drive coupe that sticks to the road and has power to spare. The engine bay of this daily driver is loaded with a 6.2-liter (LS3) V8 engine Read More

2019 McLaren 720S – One-Mile Top Speed

June 11th, 2019

From Britain, with love. Lightweight and scary fast, the 2019 McLaren 720S uses optimum horsepower and innovative aerodynamic prowess to achieve mind-numbing top end speed. With dihedral doors and a stunning aesthetic, the 720S is as beautiful as it is fast. A carbon-fiber monocoque tub make this a very stable supercar in spite of its vehicle weight of only 3,161-pounds. The heart of this gorgeous mid-engine, rear-wheel drive roadster is a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 capable of producing 710hp and 568 lb.-ft. of torque. Shifting duties are trusted to a paddle shifted 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. Zero to sixty can Read More

McLaren 570S Street Hits – ZR1, Mustang, Hellcat

June 5th, 2019

Summer’s here and the time is right for racing in the streets (of Mexico). You don’t see many McLarens on the street racing (roll or dig) scene in my neck of the woods. Nevertheless, this cat is out there trolling the highways for potential victims. Problem is, that this British bombshell might just let his alligator persona overload his jaybird capabilities. This murderer’s row of homegrown hooligans is no joke. We have an LSx powered Corvette with an F1X ProCharger claiming 850hp. There are a pair of ‘Vette entries of the ZR1 variety. Both have cylinder head and camshaft upgrades. Read More

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