If you are wild about street racing (as I am), then you have to see this head-to-head battle between a stodgy European coupe and a luxurious Japanese coupe. Both have significant upgrades under the hood. The GTS is running a twin turbo setup that yields approximately 500hp. The Lexus is also well heeled with the latest bolt-ons and he claims to be running 480hp. This race is run in three segments; a dig race, a 15 mph take-of, and a 40 mph take-off. In the dig race the Lexus actually gets a slight advantage out of the hole but the Read More
Concluding the 2015 Best Driver’s Car Week, on a closed airstrip at the El Toro Marine Base in Irvine, California, the Motor Trend Channel brings us a star studded lineup that includes all 10-contenders for the title of Best Driver’s Car. That’s right – 10 of the world’s best supercars and sports cars squaring off in an epic 1/4-mile battle for all the marbles. In alphabetical order, the lineup includes a Bentley Continental GT3-R, a Cadillac ATS-V, a Cadillac CTS-V, a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, a Lexus RC F, a Mazda MX-5 Miata (?), a Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S, a Mercedes-Benz Read More
Come experience some southern hospitality in the A-T-L. Hot nights are in store and some even hotter street racing action. When the temperatures rise these southern boys (and girls) love to take to the streets in their souped up chariots and ice the competition. You have to see this collection of highly modified top-tier sports cars as they do battle for bragging rights down in Georgia. Roll racing rules apply – with 60 mph starts. First, there is a 650hp Porsche 911 going against a 650hp Nissan Gt-R. This is a closely contested race, then the Porsche tangles with a Read More
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