Tesla P90D Ludicrous vs P85D Insane Heads up 1/4 Mile Results at the Dragstrip

October 29th, 2015

We have some results from the first heads up all out drag race at Sacramento Raceway between an all new Tesla P90D Ludicrous vs a Tesla P85D Insane.  The Tesla P90D a best time of 11.4 @ 116.8 MPH with the P85D running a best of 11.7 @ 114.2 MPH. This is the 2nd real world 1/4 mile result we’ve seen from the P90D Ludicrous with another car running 11.3 @ 115.9 MPH last month.    Tesla states the car should run a 10.9 in the 1/4 mile and a recent motor trend article is confirming those numbers along with a Read More

Cadillac CTS-V Battles Dodge Viper on the Street

October 29th, 2015

In the real world of street racing Caddys don’t rub fenders with Vipers – or do they? In this clip at least one Cadillac not only takes on an SRT Viper but leaves it in its tracks. This video consists of two passes. In the first pass, the Viper has the go-go juice turned up to 1,100 psi and he gives the CTS-V a decent run.  In the second run, the Viper turns the laughing gas down to 900 psi and only puts forth a paltry effort, at best. Both cars are equipped with a healthy dose of NOS from Read More

Turbo Cutlass Tears Up the Oklahoma City Street Car Takeover

October 27th, 2015

If you haven’t seen this sliver, Hurst edition, 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass (affectionately dubbed “The Cutty”) blistering the 1/4-mile over the past six-months, then you must have your head under a rock. After a mishap last season that took him out of the running in the Street Outlaws championship and a revamp that saw the car go from nitrous to a turbocharger, Cutty owner/operator Andrade revealed (at the beginning of the 2015 season) that his Olds is making around 1,400hp and 1,190 lb.-ft. of torque. Under the hood, a Texas Speed built (LS based) 408-cubic inch engine with Wiseco internals and Read More

2500HP AMC Puts Down 6.78-Second Quarter-Mile Pass @ 210 MPH

October 27th, 2015

In a virtual sea of awe inspiring automobiles, this nasty AMC Javelin (owned and operated by Bryant Goldstone) really stands out. The five-days of Drag Week 2015 is a brutal proving ground for any drag racer but this 2,500hp behemoth averaged 6-second passes over the entire five-days of racing on four separate tracks – that’s pretty amazing. Campaigning in the Ultimate Iron Class, this American classic is well equipped with a 572-cubic-inch Ultra-Tech Racing engine and a pair of Precision 88-millimeter turbochargers. This clip depicts the mighty Mopar in some stunning heads-up dig racing. The first pass nets a 6.98-second Read More

Street Racing – New Mexico Style

October 23rd, 2015

This video is over 6-minutes of heads-up dig (and roll) racing on the streets of New Mexico. All the likely suspects are present and the action is “muy caliente”. Here are some of the highlights from racing into the New Mexico night. A 740hp 2004 Subaru WRX STi with a Precision 6466 turbocharger destroys a 600hp WRX STi. The Terminator Mustang Cobra takes apart a 700hp all-wheel drive Honda Civic, a 400hp Dodge Neon, and gives a 750hp Mitsubishi Evo a good run for his money. A 600hp twin turbocharged Infiniti G35 goes against a 630hp Cadillac CTS-V and a Read More

180 MPH Street Race – GT-R vs CBR1000

October 22nd, 2015

In a contest of speed between a motorcycle and a car, my first instinct is to say that the bike will win. This logic typically proves sound, particularly when the bike is a stretched Honda CBR1000RR. The Honda is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5-seconds and can reach 100 mph in only 6.5-seconds, so what kind of car could touch it in a street race? Let’s take a look. A car that is nick-named after a creature known to terrorize and destroy large cities must certainly be able to hold its own on the streets. Read More

Dig Racing from Atlanta – Corvette Z06 vs Lambo, GT-R & Hellcat

October 21st, 2015

If what this ‘Vette does to the competition is an example of Southern hospitality – then I don’t believe I’ll have any – thanks anyhow. The Chevrolet C6 Corvette Z06 rolls off the assembly line with a 505hp 7.0-liter LS7 with titanium alloy connecting rods and a dry sump oiling system. This particular car has been treated to a camshaft upgrade, a high-flow intake manifold, and a nitrous kit. No estimated horsepower rating has been made available at this time. You certainly don’t expect a $65k Chevy to spank a $240k Lamborghini Gallardo but that is exactly what happens at Read More

Taking it to the Streets Camaro LS1

October 20th, 2015

With only exhaust headers, a cold air intake, and a slight camshaft upgrade, this 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 LS1 is spanking some serious arse on the streets of a well known South American country. Rapid acceleration and smooth shifts help to propel this bad bowtie to victories against some pretty impressive competition. As night falls south of the border, the street racing heats up. The first challenger is an LS3 powered C6 Grand Sport. The Z28 makes quick work of this guy and moves on to the evening’s next victim. The next contest is with a Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Read More

1000HP EVO X Runs 198 MPH

October 19th, 2015

In the game of 9-ball, if you want a cue ball to spin fast, reach the brink of chaos, and yield lots of return, then you put a little “English” on it. In half-mile racing, on a closed airstrip, if you want a Mitsubishi Evolution to run like a bat out of Hades, then you better put a little English on it, as well. English Racing that is, where real boost doesn’t start until 30 psi. This video comes to you from the ShiftS3ctor Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack 2015. This thing is managing 1,034hp from a built 4B11T 2.0-liter inline Read More

Multiple gears coming in the Model S? Hint in the manual or typo?

October 19th, 2015

When browsing through the in car manual in the Tesla Model S related to canceling Autosteer, we noticed an interesting bullet point that says Autosteer cancels when: “You change gears”.  Is this simply an error or a hint that a gear box could be coming in future Tesla’s?  Or maybe they are referring to moving from forward to reverse, which wouldn’t be a “gear” change since the Tesla does not have different gears for forward and reverse.