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

9-Second Evo – Track Rolls

February 11th, 2019

Goal oriented people tend to stand out in society. Racers are no different. This Puerto Rican Lancer Evolution was built with a goal of running 8s in the quarter and hitting 190 mph in the rolls. Crew and car are making huge strides. Today, they will get a chance to hone their skills in the All-Wheel Drive Class of the PR500. Any other fast AWD cars come to mind? Hmm… Even at first glimpse, the carbon fiber doors, roof, and deck lid hint that this isn’t your ordinary four-banger sedan. Nevertheless, an inline four-cylinder, 2.0-liter (4G63) engine with a Precision Read More

266 MPH BIG RED Camaro – Inside the Build

February 10th, 2019

As a muscle car that began as a production model Camaro Z28, this Chevy has evolved a long way into the complete racing machine you see today. BIG RED was initially modified as a Pro Touring car. After shocking the field at the legendary La Carrera Classic, in Mexico, this classic cruiser was kicked to the curb for being too much for the other Pro Touring cars (Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, etc.) to handle. After all, it was “only” a 1969 Camaro. Since then, BIG RED has gone on a tear. It is currently setup for top speed airstrip (mile and Read More

New GT-R World Record and Dyno

January 31st, 2018

This video documents the next evolution in the quest to get a Nissan GT-R through the quarter-mile in under 5-seconds. Extreme Turbo Systems (ETS) and Alpha Logic have been slugging it out in this  fight for years and this is just the latest blow. Earlier this year Robert English and the ETS team struck a blow with a run of 6.88-seconds @ 222 mph. Despite the fact that they were ecstatic about the new record and it drew the attention of the drag racing world, everyone knew that it was only temporary. It’s kinda like a mouse grabbing a hunk Read More

2JZ Toyota Corolla Drops Into the Fives

December 21st, 2017

I have to admit that when I think of a 5-second quarter-mile pass or trapping 240 mph, I ain’t really associating it with a Toyota Corolla. The geniuses at Mech-Tech don’t suffer from my limited vision. These guys have taken an econo-box Toyota and transformed it into a three-quarter chassis drag car that is simply mind blowing. An inline (3.2-liter) six-cylinder Toyota engine (2JZ) is the heart of this beast. It is built by Lazcano Racing Engines. A massive turbocharger is cramming copious amounts of air into the 2JZ and Jorge Juarbe acts as driver and (Microtech Tuners) tuner of Read More

Twin Turbo Ford GT Crushes World Record

March 28th, 2017

Look out Bugatti; there’s a new top speed world record holder in the mile and it blasts off behind a familiar blue oval. No, it’s not a strictly stock production car but the level of speed displayed by this Ford GT during the Texas Mile event has many speed enthusiasts wondering what this car is capable of when given a more spacious course. The 2005 Ford GT, prepared by M2K Motorsports, lined up unceremoniously and ran a 293.6 mph pass from a standing start and it did it in just one-mile. This is good enough to annihilate the standing one-mile Read More

NA Vette Crushes Half-Mile World Record

December 28th, 2016

Hello race fans and welcome to the WannaGoFast Texas 1/2-Mile Runway Shootout. Making this contest of top speed even more enjoyable for spectators this weekend is the presence of Eddie Blackwell’s 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Eddie has come all the way from Huntsville, Alabama with the sole purpose of popping out a new world record top speed for an all-motor car in the 1/2-mile. Eddie makes consistent passes in the 180 mph range all weekend before destroying the 1/2-Mile (Naturally Aspirated) World Record on Sunday afternoon with a best top speed of 186.8771 mph. The Blackwell C5 Z06 is powered Read More

Top 10 Street Sleepers of 2016

December 23rd, 2016

There is something particularly satisfying about building a car that can perform on the street without looking like it. This is called a “street sleeper” and it has been called a motorized version of the pool hustler. This video gives us a look at 10 of the baddest and most surprising street sleepers of 2016. Check out this turbocharged Honda Civic. With a built K20 and a massive turbocharger, this sub compact is knocking off Lamborghinis on the street. The turbo Silverado looks factory but don’t press your luck with this single cab pickup. With a big turbo and a Read More

71-Year Old Takes Title at Texas Invitational

October 26th, 2016

They say that racing is a young man’s game and I must say that it has proven true over time. Nevertheless, “they” have never met King of the Streets veteran, 71-year old Bob Helms. You see, the thing is that nobody ever told Bob that he needed to move over for a younger butt to occupy the seat of his Underground Racing (UR) built Lamborghini and (I gotta’ believe) that if “they” did, Bob would tell them where to go. Bob has been racing King of the Streets events since 2011, without a win, so I absolutely love the fact Read More

Underground Lamborghini Street Clash

August 8th, 2016

Now this is my idea of a perfect Sunday drive (until the end). The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and I’m behind the wheel of a beautiful, skillfully modified, elite level street racer. To make this relaxing ride even more enjoyable, two like-minded individuals roll up in their tricked out supercars. Since we’re already in Mexico (where street racing is perfectly legal), my acquaintances and I decide to “blow the soot” out of our machines and engage in a little friendly competition – you bet there’s gonna to be a race! Roll racing is the order of the day and Read More

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