Tesla Model S 60 kWh vs Tesla Model S 85 kWh Performance

June 30th, 2013

While we’ve done quite a few tests with the 2012 and 2013 Tesla Model S 85 Performance, we recently had some seat time in Tesla’s base model, the Model S 60 kWh.  The base Model S with the 60 kWh battery is rated at 302 HP (225 kW) and 317 ft-lbs of torque.   Tesla claims a 0-60 MPH time of 5.9 seconds and a 1/4 mile of 14.2 but as we’ve seen in the past with the high end Model S 85 performance, Tesla seems under rate their cars, so we decided to bring out the VBOX and test Read More

McLaren MP4-12C hits 0-60 MPH in just 2.8 seconds matching the Nissan GT-R

June 6th, 2013

We did some more testing with the McLaren MP4-12C in an attempt to get the best 0-60 MPH time we could on the street with street tires.   The McLaren’s launch control system along with it’s 7 speed SSG transmission does a great job putting down the 3.8L V8 Twin Turbo’s 616HP to the ground. With just a slight hint of wheel spin from the stop, the McLaren rockets ahead hitting 60 MPH in 2.8 seconds and 100 MPH in just 6 seconds flat as per the in car VBOX.   Tires on the McLaren were street legal Toyo R888’s Read More

2013 SRT Viper Drag Strip Testing

April 22nd, 2013

The team at SRT sent us a 2013 SRT Viper in Bright White to test out at the StreetCarDrags event at Palm Beach International Raceway on April 7th, 2013.   The all new SRT Viper is powered by an 8.4L V10 with 640 horsepower and 600 ft-lbs of torque  with a 6 speed manual transmission. Our test car came in with 2,500 miles on the clock and was equipped with a set of Mickey Thompson drag radials to help out with traction at the drag strip.  However, the tires were taller than the stock SRT Viper sizes making the SRT Read More

First Stock Nissan GT-R to run in the 10’s Drag Racing 1/4 Mile

April 26th, 2012

We took our new 2013 Nissan GT-R that we tested a month ago back to Palm Beach International Raceway for some more testing.  With better weather and some more miles on the car we were able to consistently run well into the 10’s with Nissan’s latest and greatest.   The quickest run of the night was a 10.87 @ 125.26 MPH with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.7 seconds and a 60-130 MPH time of 8.89 seconds (VBOX).  Peak G forces on the launch were 1.3 G’s. The little extra power and torque of the 2013 Nissan GT-R along Read More

2012 BMW 328i Testing, 0-60 MPH, 1/4 Mile, Launch

April 10th, 2012

We had some time with a brand new 2012 BMW 328i Luxury Line  powered by an all new 2.0L Inline 4 TwinPower Turbo engine producing 240 horsepower and 255 ft-lbs of torque through an 8 speed automatic transmission.   We ran some straight line acceleration tests using a Racelogic Performancebox and recorded some pretty impressive numbers from BMW’s entry level 3 series.    We had the car in sport mode with the  traction control systems off and used a slight power brake to around 2,000 RPM.   The car had a slight amount of wheel spin as shown in the Read More

2013 Nissan GT-R Dyno and Drag Racing Tests

March 22nd, 2012

We had some time with the brand new 2013 Nissan GT-R and ran it through some dyno and drag racing tests to get some real world data Nissan’s latest version of it’s flagship car.   For 2013 the Nissan GT-R was updated a host of minor enhancements.  Power from the 3.8L V6 Twin Turbo was increased 15HP and 15 ft-lbs of torque over the 2012 model with a total of 545 HP and 463 ft-lbs of torque.  Additional features for the 2013 model year include upgrades to the DCT transmission as well as suspension.  While the list of 2013 changes Read More

2012 Nissan GT-R with Cobb AP and HP Logic Tune runs 10.74 @ 127.4 MPH

June 6th, 2011

While the 2012 Nissan GT-R has been on the streets for a couple months now, Cobb Tuning has been working hard on cracking and tuning the new GT-R’s updated ECU to allow for boost and power.  Cobb has succeeded and HP Logic in West Palm Beach, FL is one of the first tuning shops to start testing the new software upgrades. We took the same 2012 Nissan GT-R we tested back on March over to Jack at HP Logic to see what the new software from Cobb can do.   We hooked up the Cobb AccessPort to the 2012 GT-R Read More

Win a Racelogic VBOX PeformanceBox

May 22nd, 2011

We’re giving away a Racelogic VBOX PeformanceBox valued at $499 to the DragTimes.com FaceBook fan that obtains the most number of “Likes” for their car. To participate in the contest simply email a picture of your car to facebook@dragtimes.com. Once your car is posted on our FaceBook contest gallery page share the photo/link to your friends and get as many “Likes” as possible. The picture with the most likes on July 4th, 2011 @ 12 PM EST will win the VBOX PeformanceBox. The PerformanceBox is suited to: Straight-line performance: 0-60, 0-100, 60-130, 60-0, 0-100-0, ¼-mile etc. Horsepower calculation: calculate both Read More

2012 Nissan GT-R on the Dyno and at the Drag Strip

March 24th, 2011

We got our hands on a 2012 Nissan GT-R in Deep Pearl Blue to do some real world testing on the dyno and the drag strip. Nissan’s modest refresh of the Nissan GT-R for 2012 includes a power bump from 485HP to 530HP along with updated suspension components, new seats, LED daytime running lights and a host of other interior and exterior improvements. Nissan states that the increase in power comes from tweaking the intake and exhaust along with an increase in boost pressure to 13.5 PSI. The GT-R we tested had two options, floor mats and a back-up camera Read More

Lamborghini Gallardo Heffner Twin Turbo Bolt On Kit on the Dyno and Drag Racing

January 8th, 2011

We did some dyno testing and drag racing passes with 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo setup with a Twin Turbo Bolt-On kit by Heffner Performance.  We first headed over to HorsePower Logic in West Palm Beach, FL and strapped down the Gallardo to an AWD Mustang Dyno where it put down 740 AWHP on MS109 fuel at around 9 pounds of boost.  From the dyno we headed out to Palm Beach International Raceway to make a few passes down the drag strip. The best ET at the drag strip was a 10.61 with the highest trap speed coming in at 138.63 MPH. Read More