Infiniti vs. GT-R – Street Hits

October 5th, 2019

by: Julianna Baron So, here’s the sit rep: We have an Infiniti G35 that looks (inside and out) like it just came from the junk yard. The interior (and wiring) is torn up and the exterior looks like it has been in a demolition derby. It is rough. Thing is, it has undergone an engine upgrade and it has a big turbo strapped to it. Sure, it ain’t the neatest job but it’s getting 1,000hp to the wheels. That’s according to the owner. In an effort to quiet the naysayers, he has called out a modified Nissan R35 GT-R. Unlike the Read More

900HP Stick Shift Mustang GT – Street Hits Ride Along

October 3rd, 2019

Brace yourselves racing fans and get ready to meet Brian and his 900hp Mustang GT. Brian loves to race and he doesn’t much care whether it is bracket, No Prep or rolls. He bought this car (stock) in 2016 and he has gradually built it into the beast you’ll take a ride in today. On the business end of this 2014 pony car is a (5.0-liter) Gen II short block with a set of Gen I cylinder heads. It has a BOSS 302 intake manifold and a 66-millimeter turbocharger. ID 1000 fuel injectors and twin Walbro 465 pumps ensure that Read More

McLaren vs. Lamborghini vs. Fox Body

October 2nd, 2019

Greetings racing fans and speed aficionados of every creed. Welcome to a contest that seems stranger than fiction. You turn up for a TRC Invitational day and you half expect to see a McLaren roll out against a Lamborghini. What you don’t expect to see is a Mustang Fox Body gaptize the Lamborghini – after the Lambo spanks the McLaren. Let’s get a closer look. Seems that this Fox Body has been modified to get the better of supercars on street or strip. A giant (572 cubic-inch) Coyote engine (built by Levin Motorsports) has been crammed under the hood. It Read More

1500HP Classic Camaro – 8-Second Street Car

October 1st, 2019

It ain’t about being flashy. It’s all about how fast you can get from point A to point B. Certainly, Mark Urban (Urban Racecars) has built himself a Camaro that can get from A to B in one quick hurry. What it lacks in shine, it more than makes up for in performance. Let’s catch up with Mark, fresh from Drag Week. Under the hood of this Chevy is an LSx V8 (7.0-liter) engine running a hydraulic camshaft/lifter setup. It has a stock LS3 intake manifold, 2002 Corvette exhaust manifolds and a 5-inch air-to-air intercooler. The turbochargers are a pair Read More

Porsche 911 Turbo vs. Godzilla R33

September 30th, 2019

by: Julianna Baron To be fully transparent, there are a pair of terribly capable Porsche entries in this video. They are tasked with taking on some boisterous JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) cars that have also been modified for the purpose of roll racing. It’s gonna get messy, but it’s gonna be good. First up is Richard. He is in his 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S. It has a Speed by Design Stage 4 Turbo Kit that includes extensive upgrades throughout the turbocharger system. Maximum output is estimated to be in the 750hp to 800hp range and the car has turned a Read More

New GMC Syclone – 10-Second Full-Size Pickup

September 27th, 2019

You gotta love a pickup truck that will absolutely smoke all four tires on a whim. Strictly Performance Motorsports (Kalamazoo, Michigan) has created a one-off GMC Syclone that does exactly that. Let’s have a look. It all started with a ruddy old mud truck from the hills of Kentucky. When Strictly Performance got hold of this Cowboy Cadillac, it was riding on a set of 33-inch stump jumpers and the undercarriage was caked in a thick sheet of mud. After chiseling the mud off, a big turbocharger was added. Despite having a stock 5.3-liter engine and stock cylinder heads, the Read More

2200HP Classic Chevy – Stock I6 With Turbo

September 26th, 2019

Produced from 1970 until 1992, the Chevrolet Opala was derivative of a Chevy chassis and an Opel body. The drivetrain was all GM, as well. Never heard of it? That’s because the Opala was built and sold in Brazil. That’s where the drag racing action on this video is documented. The Opala with no paint is particularly impressive. Competing in the TTA Class, it must use the stock (numbers matching) engine block and cylinder heads. That translates into an inline 6-cylinder from 1971. In stock trim, the 4.1-liter power plant was only capable of churning out about 170hp. Today, this Read More

Street Hits – Mustang GT vs. Challenger SRT

September 25th, 2019

Whoa! This guy has got some kind of attitude. Sure, he has a nice car and it has been reasonably modified, but take on an SRT Dodge Challenger in a Mustang GT? The Mustang sounds good but claims only an assortment of bolt-ons. Let’s see what’s up. First, the 2017 Mustang GT (5.0-liter V8). It has been treated to a Roush exhaust system which yields a throaty rumble, indeed. The Kooks exhaust headers add to the sound effects. The intake manifold is a ported unit from a 2018 version of the same car. Cool exterior air is drawn in via Read More

All-Out-Call-Out – New Mexico Style

September 23rd, 2019

Dueling in the desert is as old as the West itself. In days of yore (yes, yore) cowboys used to get to get it on with six guns and long rifles. Today’s cowboys are doing battle with their race cars. These vehicles are radically (sometimes) modified for the purpose of racing in a straight line for a short distance. All-Out-Call-Out Albuquerque 2019 will force these modified monsters to navigate a 15.4-mile street course (without unscheduled stops) before being allowed to participate in the dig racing action. Should be interesting. As the name of the event implies, this weekend is centered Read More

Chevy C10 Sleeper Terrorizes Texas Streets

September 20th, 2019

Okay, so this truck looks like it was just pulled out of the salvage yard – until you open the hood. It is a shortbed (all-steel) 1985 Chevrolet C10 pickup with a mismatched front clip. The paint is rough, and the interior is raggedy, but it will roll up some wins on the street (Mexico). You don’t think it will? Hide and watch. Nestled in the wide-open expanses of the underhood area is an aluminum LSA Chevrolet crate motor, with a set of high(er)-performance cylinder heads. You might recognize the supercharged 6.2-liter LSA engine from the Camaro ZL1. Right out Read More