Porsche 918 Launch Control and Drag Racing

July 27th, 2015

This is high profile, 1/2-mile roll racing on a closed airstrip. In attendance are such supercars as the Koenigsegg Agera and the usual Ferraris and Lamborghinis but the standout proves to be an 887hp Porsche 918. The German powerhouse proves to be too much for most competitors as he blasts out of the hole and rockets down the course. The Porsche 918 is part of the new generation of hybrid powered supercars. From the factory it boasts a 4.6-liter V8 gasoline engine with direct fuel injection. It not only makes 887hp @ 8600 RPM but also produces 944-lb.-ft. of torque Read More

1500HP Porsche 911 – 200 MPH Half-Mile

July 21st, 2015

BBi Autosport, out of Huntington Beach, California, has erected a roll racing monster with a familiar name: KING KONG. This video presents the popular Porsche 996 911 as it screams down the airstrip during this recent ShiftS3ctor event. The KING KONG 911 is the 1/4-mile trap speed world record holder among Porsche 911s. KING Kong is set up with a strengthened 3.8-liter engine, big valve cylinder heads, and a BBi B15E Package that boasts such integral goodies as Tial turbochargers and wastegates, and CSF aluminum radiators. The BBi Streetcup Package provides traction and performance handling and Brembo GT-R brakes bring the Read More

200+ MPH at 2015 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack

June 30th, 2015

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

2000HP GT-R vs. 2000HP Lamborghini

June 24th, 2015

Maybe you have heard of a little performance outfitter from Oberlin, Ohio, called Switzer Performance. Here is a video that depicts their flagship Goliath GT-R in head to head drag racing (and roll racing) against some pretty stout competition. Porsche, Nissan, Chevrolet, and Lamborghini all roll out to challenge Goliath. The GoPro mounted on the right front fender of the GT-R catches all the up-close action (does that hood make anyone else as nervous as it does me?) The Switzer Goliath package includes an engine and transmission rebuild, driveline and suspension upgrades, twin turbochargers, specially made manifolds and intercoolers, and Read More

Street Racing: 1951 Chevy Business Coupe

June 22nd, 2015

You have to deal with all kinds of business in this life. There is good business, bad business, dirty business, serious business – there is even monkey business – but this New Mexico based street racer is all about a different kind of business. This portly looking old car is inspired by the BEATER BOMB, but it looks one heckuva’ lot better. With the appearance of a classic cruiser and the launch of a pro-stock dragster, this ’51 Chevrolet Business Coupe is a genuine street sleeper. This ride is from an era when bumpers were made of chromed steel and Read More

Drag Race: Bugatti Veyron SS vs. Porsche 918 Spyder

June 15th, 2015

From the moment that you hear the 918 driver gleefully exclaim, “Let’s get this #*@!%#@$”, you know that you are in for a hard fought drag race. Face it there are not too many cars that are going to take the hole shot away from a Porsche 918 Spyder. If there is one car that is capable, then it just might be the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (world record top-speed production car). As expected, the Porsche grabs the initial advantage (at least in the first pass) and holds on until the 1320-foot mark in a desperate grab for victory. The Porsche Read More

1,325HP GT-R vs. Porsche 918 Spyder

June 8th, 2015

Two of the most prominent supercars on the planet square-off in this epic battle of speed and driving technique. This clip provides video evidence than a $100k supercar can tangle with a $1-million supercar and come out on top. Although the Nissan has been drastically modified (probably at least an additional $50k), many would consider it the underdog in any race that includes the legendary high-performance-hybrid Porsche 918 – not so fast! The Porsche 918 Spyder utilizes a mid-mounted 4.6-liter V8 internal combustion engine and a series of lithium-ion battery powered electric motors to generate 887-horsepower and accomplish a stunning Read More

Koenigsegg Agera Takes on All-Comers at VMAX200

May 11th, 2015

Take a gander at this Swedish supercar as it tows the line against a Ferrari LaFerrari, a Porsche 918 Spyder, and finally against a Ferrari 458 Speciale. The VMAX200 Hypermax, held on a private runway near London, England, is a top speed driving event geared towards the world’s most exotic automobiles. Over a billion dollars worth of rolling-stock regularly participates in this contest that tries the limitations of sports cars such as the McLaren P1 and the Koenigsegg CCX, as well as various Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini models. The Koenigsegg Agera N, shown in this video, has been modified from stock. It features Read More

Ride Along in a Porsche 918 @ 218 MPH on the Autobahn

May 7th, 2015

Put your safety belts on and place your seat backs in the upright position. These familiar words signify time for take-off and this Porsche hypercar is certainly about to take-off. The driver is chasing a 1140-horsepower Koenigsegg Agera R, to no avail I might add, and the videographer is strapped into the passenger seat giving us an incredible view. The Porsche 918 Spyder utilizes a 4.6-liter internal combustion engine and a series of electric motors to generate 887-horsepower. It can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.2-seconds with an estimated top speed of 214 mph. As you can Read More

High Performance Hybrid vs. Twin-Turbo Thriller

April 25th, 2015

This video shows two supercars involved in a high-speed contest that takes place on a desert highway outside of Las Vegas. The cars are both made by Porsche. The first is the hybrid-powered Porsche 918 Spyder and the other is an ultra-luxurious Porsche Turbo S. The 918 Spyder is not your ordinary hybrid. It packs an outstanding 887-horsepower utilizing a powerful 4.6-liter gasoline engine and four electric motors (situated at each axle). The mid-mounted engine reaches its climax at 8700 RPMs and spins an all-wheel driveline. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.2-seconds with a top Read More

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