World Record Rear-Wheel Drive Viper

June 27th, 2018

Sal and the Viper could be the title of a best-selling children’s book but today it’s a story about a car enthusiast, his car enthusiast son, and the beast of a Dodge Viper that they have been developing for about a decade. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the commitment of this father and son will pay off at the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack. You see, Sal Patel has never thought of himself as much of a half-mile racer. Furthermore, he feels like his car is much better suited for the quarter-mile and eighth-mile. Sal and crew have had a degree of success Read More

Heads Up No Prep – Turbo Acura TL

June 14th, 2018

One of the great things about racing cars is that each competitor has the ability to express themselves through their vehicle. What might seem the farthest from a viable racing solution to most may be a vision in horsepower to another. Such could be said of this pretty blue Acura sedan. Did it begin life as a performance or sports car? Most certainly not. However, it did roll off the assembly line with a Honda VTEC 3.2-liter V6 engine. Can it handle turbocharged horsepower over extended periods of time? Probably not; so car owner Alden built the engine and sleeved 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

1800HP Viper ACR – Half-Mile Assassin

June 5th, 2018

The name Calvo Motorsports has become synonymous with record-shattering Dodge Viper coupes that can also be easily driven on the street. We are talking about cars that still have all the luxurious trappings of a luxury sports car and the capacity to turn consistent 200+mph standing half-miles. This slithering Mopar makes me first think of an assassin because of its ‘murdered-out’ paint scheme. The flat black color seems to belie a predatory stance that is not at all deceiving. You see, this Viper is purpose built to stalk, intimidate, and pick off the competition in the standing half-mile and quarter-mile 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

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

225 MPH Calvo Motorsports Viper

April 25th, 2018

Greetings racing fans and welcome to the WannaGoFast standing half-mile. Allow me to introduce to you Antonio Calvo; owner of Calvo Motorsports and the General Lee. The General is the second fastest Gen V Dodge Viper on the planet. Both of our featured cars are products of Calvo Motorsports from Austin, Texas. The General Lee has been treated to a CM3000 Package; that includes a cloak-and-dagger engine (8.4-liter V10) build and a pair of 84-millimeter turbochargers. Fuel is sprayed through Injector Dynamics dual (1,000cc primary, 1,700cc secondary) fuel injectors (2-per cylinder) being fed by a custom fuel delivery system that Read More

Exotic Street Racing – Puerto Rico

March 31st, 2018

The fine and friendly folks of Puerto Rico really know how to do street racing. Sure, they are a nice bunch of competitors but the cars are nothing short of amazing! The initial contest is between a BMW M4 and a C7 Corvette Z06. The Beemer has a turbo upgrade, high performance exhaust, and heavy-duty, dual-disc clutch kit. It’s capable of putting down approximately 720hp. The Z06 has undergone a pulley upgrade with some high performance exhaust and it has been performance tuned. It is making 640hp (roughly). Let’s climb into the passenger seat of the M4 and take a Read More

TT Dodge Viper Tames Streets

March 30th, 2018

This video treats us to a group of savage street beasts built by Nth Moto (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), as they are unleashed on the streets (of Mexico). If you thought you had seen it all; this clip will ratchet your eyes open just a little bit farther. Forget about the 6-second GT-Rs and the 2500hp Lambos, the leader of this pack of snakes is a twin turbocharged Dodge Viper ACR. From the factory, it is one of the most capable track cars on earth. In its current state of modification, it is outright scary. The engine and transmission are built Read More

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