You can find me in St. Louie, where the street racing action reigns all-day…and night. The “strip” is in an abandoned industrial park and the racing is crazy! Some of the baddest and best street racers in the Midwest show up and show out in some elite level heads-up dig racing. Big name racers like the Beater Bomb, the LSX Willys Jeep, and FR8TRAIN line up for bragging rights and possibly a little cash but there are plenty of other racers making their debut appearance on DragTimes. There’s a nitrous injected Malibu, a supercharged Camaro SS, and a LSx powered Read More
This clip details a cowboy’s night out on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona. Instead of horses and six-guns, these cowboys are packing forced air induction and nitrous oxide. It’s night-time dig racing on the highways and byways of one of the west’s largest cities. This action is insane – don’t miss it. There’s a hood scoop with a nitrous V8 Chevy Monza attached to it. This thing is more show than go and gets dusted by one Fox Body nitrous Mustang before beating another. At any rate, it’s refreshing to see a Monza again; you hardly ever see them anymore. There’s Read More
If you (like I) missed the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas, here are a few video highlights that may help to soothe the wound. For starters there’s a full-custom JDM Nissan Sunny pickup with a tricked out SR-20 four-cylinder engine. This contraption weighs only about 1,800-pounds and makes 450hp. Next, we have an E28 BMW. You will seldom see a wilder suspension setup than the one on this car. It’s inboard mounted and push rod activated with aluminum mounts. The engine is an inline 6-cylinder (dry-sump oiling system) that has been seriously beefed up by VAC Motorsports in Philadelphia. Read More
Put yourself in the passenger seat of the XTX late model Volvo V40 Wagon for a violent launch and a wild street pass. XTX (of Sweden) allows the video cameraman (Fred) to straddle the giant nitrous bottle in the passenger floorboard. What happens next is priceless; the Volvo leaves the line with the front wheels lifted skyward and the expression on Fred’s face seems to say “Oh, crap.” This thing has a 588-cubic-inch Chevrolet big block engine with a dual shot of laughing gas from Nitrous Outlet. Without the nitrous, the big block is producing approximately 700hp. It seems that Read More
We’ve launched a new gear ratio calculator. Enter in your tire size, final drive ratio, redline and the ratios for each of your gears and we’ll do the rest, outputting a table showing how fast you can go at a given RPM in each gear. You can then change the tire size and ratios to see how your car would perform with the changes. This calculator makes it easy to see when your shifting and what changes you can make to eliminate a shift in the 1/4 mile, increase your top speed or change your power band. Read More
McLaren Automotive today announced the US manufacturer suggested retail pricing (MSRP) for the McLaren MP4-12C starting at $229,000 with an anticipated on-sale date of late summer 2011. The MP4-12C will arrive on the North American sports car scene as the only carbon-fiber based vehicle in its market-price segment. Powered by a highly efficient yet powerful 3.8 liter 592 hp powerplant with a dry weight of less than 2,900 lbs., the MP4-12C could prove to be a benchmark setting super car making waves between the more expensive Lamborghinis and Ferraris. The 12C will be the first in a range of high-performance Read More
As modern day vehicles from both the factory and from the tuner world become more powerful, quicker and faster, a new benchmark for performance has been catching on to quantify just how fast these cars are, 60-130 times. A device made by Racelogic, called the Performance Box (VBOX) uses GPS and accelerometer data to record just about any performance metric you want to setup. The PerformanceBox logs your speed, position, G-forces, and distance to its memory card ten times every second for detailed analysis in the included software. The Performance Box (VBOX) can be purchased online from around $450-$500 for the Read More
Take a look at this freak Lamborghini Gallardo accident in Hollywood Hills, CA. The front of the Gallardo was so low that it went right underneath a Saab SUV lifting it up into the air. The Gallardo seems to hold up well, the roof didn’t seem to buckle at all.
Here are some interesting pictures taken with a thermal camera of a Nissan GT-R. Thermal cameras can measure temperature from a distance showing the brightest (warmest) parts of the image are customarily colored white, intermediate temperatures reds and yellows, and the dimmest (coolest) parts blue/black. Shown in the image is a front view of the car where you can clearly see heat escaping from the vents in the GT-R’s hood and bumper. The intake manifold is also shown while the engine is running, the black areas are much cooler as the intercooled air is brought into the engine. Also pictured Read More
Designer Gerry Judah created a 44 tonne, 32 metre-high sculpture for Audi at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. The sculpture celebrates Audi’s achievements in motor sport with the legendary 1937 Auto Union Streamliner and the recently launched R8 V10 sports car at either end of a dramatic “swoosh” of tyre tracks, as if they are drag racing off into the sky.