Shiny Lamborghinis, Nissan GT-Rs, Porsche 918s, Corvettes, Camaros, and other exotic street cars provided a fresh new wrinkle at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). This video portrays bits from this past weekends second running of the PPIHC Airstrip Attack, sponsored by the Revvolution Modified Lifestyle and Shift-S3ctor, as these awesome street machines blast down dual half-mile airstrips in a unmitigated contest of speed and driving prowess. Twin turbo was the obvious theme of the event so, of course, the Lamborghini “fleet” from Underground Racing was in attendance. The GT-R contingent was also “stretching their legs” in the Read More
MotorTrend does a heads up drag race between a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport vs a Lamborghini Aventador on an airstrip. While the Aventador put up a good fight running 10.6 @ 133 MPH, it was no match for the Veyron, the current king of all super cars. The Veyron ended up about 5 cars ahead at the end of the 1/4 mile and it would have kept pulling away up to it’s top speed of 253 MPH. They also ran the Lexus LFA and McLaren MP4-12C, but those both got beaten pretty badly by the Aventador.
We came across this Lexus IS-F running a super healthy shot of nitrous done by Titan Motorsports. The Lexus made 630 horsepower and 566 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels. Using a 16% drivetrain loss from the IS-F’s 7 speed automatic transmission, we come up with just over 750 horsepower for this 4 door sleeper. Other supporting modifications include a custom exhaust system, ported intakes and tuning. Considering that stock IS-F’s put down about 350 HP to the wheels, we can’t imagine this engine lasting too long, hopefully we’ll get some performance numbers before anything happens! Take a look Read More
Motor Trend got some time to benchmark a pre-production 2012 Lexus LFA by putting it on the dyno and running it heads-up against it’s only Japanese competitor, the Nissan GT-R. On K&N’s DynoJet, the Lexus LFA’s Dyno results were 430.3 horsepower and 283.07 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels. These numbers seem quite low since Lexus claims the LFA is putting out 552 HP, which means the LFA would have a 21% drivetrain loss. On the same dyno, the Nissan GT-R put down 382 horsepower, which we know is quite low compared to many other GT-R Read More