Old School Blown Chevelle vs. New School Trans Am WS6

July 28th, 2015

Now this is what street racing is supposed to sound like! Check out this video as it depicts two high-performance rear-wheel drive GM products locked in a head to head battle on a lonely stretch of two lane blacktop. While these two cars share many similarities, at their core they are vastly different. The Pontiac gets the hole shot, and the victory, gradually pulling away from the effervescence of the heavier Chevrolet’s headlamps. The ’70 Chevelle is equipped with a supercharged vintage 7.0-liter big block V8 and the Trans Am utilizes a late model 6.2-liter turbocharged V8. Despite the two Read More

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

Tesla P85D Insane Mode vs McLaren 650S Spider

July 25th, 2015

Check out two heads up races between a Tesla Model S P85D with Insane mode taking on a McLaren 650S Spider.  While were used to seeing the Tesla P85D with it’s instant power (691HP), monster torque and all wheel drive take down just about any car off the line, the McLaren 650S is quite a monster off the line as well.  Our last test with the McLaren 650S demonstrated it’s advanced launch control system with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.8 seconds with OEM tires on the street. With the Tesla’s robotic ability to hit 0-60 MPH in 3.1 Read More

Twin Turbo Camaro vs. Turbo LS9 RX-7

July 24th, 2015

On a secluded airstrip in the desert, there stood a pretty girl. Her arms were raised and her long, dark hair was blowing in the warm breeze – that was just before all hell broke loose. She was a gorgeous starter and the hades that was unleashed came from a twin turbocharged 2012 Chevrolet Camaro and a highly modified 1994 Mazda RX-7. This is 1/2-mile roll racing and the Camaro gets the initial jump on the Mazda but the advantage is short lived (Hmmph!). The RX-7 posts a top speed of 191mph narrowly snatching victory from the Chevy that posted Read More

Street Fighter: 1000+WHP Toyota Supra

July 23rd, 2015

As one of the most capable sports cars ever produced by Toyota, the Supra has seen more than its fair share of the limelight. Thanks to the introduction of the FSR Motorsports Streetfighter Turbo Kit, this Toyota Supra – as it appears in our video – is certain to make an unforgettable impression all its own. In this 1/2-mile roll racing airstrip venue, the Supra posts a top speed of 181.74 mph. He goes up against everyone from an Audi TT to a Chevrolet Camaro and comes out on top. The FSR Motorsports (bolt-on) Streetfighter Turbo Package includes an in-house built Read More

700HP AWD Civic Taking It to the Streets

July 22nd, 2015

Check out this clip! If you really want to get the jump on the competition, try switching to all-wheel drive. This innovative cat salvaged the traction-happy components from an earlier model Honda vehicle, and then did whatever was necessary to deliver 700hp and 583-lb.-ft. of torque to the four corners. He certainly gets out of the “roll” quicker than the 1,000hp Mustang Fox but can’t hold the Ford off at the midway point. Here is a bit of the Civic setup: Begin with a stock block 1.6-liter Honda V-TEC engine with forged rods and internals, add a Precision 6262 Turbocharger 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

Tesla Model S P85D Insane Mode vs BMW i8

July 19th, 2015

Check out these races between a Tesla Model S P85D with Insane mode going heads up against a BMW i8.   The first video has the two running heads up from a dead stop, with the Tesla pulling 0-60 MPH in just 3.2 seconds, the BMW falls quite a ways behind. In the 2nd video the two battle it out from a 15 MPH roll, 60 MPH roll and 40 MPH roll.  Each time the Tesla’s huge instant torque advantage allow it get ahead with the BMW hanging on afterwards. On one of the last races the Tesla starts to get too hot, throws an error Read More

3-Deep AWD Street Battle

July 17th, 2015

What do you get when you mix up three high-performance all-wheel drive imports and throw them out in the street? What you get is some launch happy three-way dig racing. Check out this video as these three turbocharged monsters square off in a street battle for the ages. Starting with the black sedan, which is the infamous Darth Vader Subaru STi; all-wheel drive is the order of the day. Hoosier 8.5-inch wide tires on all four corners help this ominous machine hook up and it needs all the help it  can get. It is equipped with a 2.5-liter boxer engine Read More

2015 McLaren 650S Spider Launch Control Demonstration

July 16th, 2015

We have some initial test results from a 2015 McLaren 650S Spider using it’s launch control system along with a VBOX and GoPro to record the action.  Equipped with the factory provided Pirelli Corsa tires the McLaren 650S did amazingly well on the street with a 0-60 MPH time of just 2.8 seconds while continuing on to 100 MPH in 5.9 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 10.55 @ 135.7 MPH.  This is with some slight tire spin at the top of 1st gear and the start of 2nd gear. These results are very impressive considering the hot and humid Read More

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