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

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

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

World’s Baddest GT-R – 3000HP

May 21st, 2018

Well, Alpha Performance seems to have reset the bar once again with their latest entry into the realm of the extremely modified Nissan GT-R. After posting a weekend best top speed of 228 mph in the roll racing event, the OB Prestige owned car ripped off a trio of near 6-second passes in the quarter-mile drag races. Personal best elapsed times of 7.11, 7.06, and 7.05-seconds were all recorded before this mirror finish sports coupe was put back on the trailer. All this is accomplished with stock diameter tires on front and rear. There is also a dyno test. The Read More

3500HP UR Lamborghini – 229 MPH

May 15th, 2018

Greetings drag racing fans and speed aficionados of every variety. Welcome to TX2K18 and an absolute spectacular showcase of Lamborghini automobiles modified by Underground Racing (UR). These colorful Italian beauties routinely run through the standing half mile in under 9-seconds at speeds that exceed 200 mph. Underground Racing is recognized as a leader in turbocharged technology. They specialize in exotic and high-end sports cars like the Lamborghini Huracan and their treatments can render incredible gains in horsepower and durability. Their top-tier kits include controller reprogramming/tuning, an engine rebuild, transmission rebuild/replacement, suspension overhaul, driveshaft strengthening, as well as all the turbochargers, Read More

Nissan 370Z Nismo vs. Subaru WRX STI – Track Test

May 12th, 2018

One is all-wheel drive. One has a few more horsepower. One is turbocharged and the other is naturally aspirated. Both are a beautiful hue of red but only one can be the winner in this comprehensive contest that includes a drag race, some practical driving, and even some pretty tight turns. The STI is of course, a sedan, It uses a smaller (2.5-liter I4) engine and a turbocharger to make its 305hp. It is both intercooled and port fuel injected. The Subaru is the all-wheel drive vehicle and it features a variety of drive modes with three on-board differentials. It Read More

Beware of Snakes – 200 MPH Viper ACR

May 12th, 2018

Running in the rear-wheel drive class, this Gen V Dodge Viper ACR is a fresh build with factory aerodynamics, air conditioning, power steering, and 19-inch wheels. This is literally a street car that can manage 200 mph in less than a half-mile – from a standing stop. Like the body, the engine is stock except for cylinder sleeves. Sleeved cylinders allow this huge 8.4-liter V10 engine to withstand the added rigor of a pair of turbochargers (Calvo Motorsports kit). Horsepower to the rear wheels is dyno-documented at 1,750. Today this nasty serpent will be taking on the closed course at Read More

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