Turbo Four-Bangers Ravage the Streets

February 12th, 2019

Greetings street racing fans. Tonight, we are hitting the streets (of Mexico) with a pair of turbocharged Hondas for a bit of nighttime fun. These guys are out there – racing anyone who will tow the line – and winning more than their fair share. We are in for some roll racing and some dig racing in this one. Let’s take a look! Right outta the gate, these two Honda Civic competitors must have a go. The car with the smaller four-banger (B16 vs. K24) seems superior, after multiple hits. The B16 Civic tangles with a stock GTO in the Read More

Litchfield Nissan GT-R vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S – Drag Race

January 3rd, 2019

In case you were wondering about the Litchfield moniker; they are a one-stop performance house for European and Japanese vehicles. They manufacture and sell everything from turbo kits to suspension components. They are keen in the world of high-performance vehicle modification, tuning, development, and testing, as well. The Nissan featured in this clip is a Litchfield Track Edition package car. While it is not one of their most extreme packages, it is well suited for our racing today. In this video, all three cars are powerful street versions, but none are race cars. This keeps things more competitive and interesting, Read More

975HP BMW – 175 MPH Half-Mile

September 6th, 2018

Building a European sports car with nearly 1,000hp is no easy task. Building one that will remain rear-wheel drive and hook up on the unprepped streets and strips (few and far between) of Germany could prove pointless – but not this weekend. This weekend in the land of beer and bratwurst, the RACE1000 standing half-mile is scheduled and the fastest cars in Europe are cruising in to claim their share of the trophy that says you went faster than anyone else in this class on this day. The car is a BMW E46 Coupe. Under the hood is a beefed-up Read More

1100HP TTLSX 350Z – Street Rolls

December 11th, 2017

Looking like something from a science fiction film, this Nissan 350Z dominates on the highways (of Mexico) in a fashion that is seldom captured on video. With its wide stance and beefy rubber, this Z-Car has power to burn. It is equipped with a twin turbocharged (pair of Precision 6266s) 5.3-liter LSX (Chevrolet V8 small block) engine. Boost is currently set at 30 psi and the car is running a stock GM manual transmission. Climb into the passenger seat and see what it is like to take make a few roll racing passes in this rocket. You won’t be disappointed. Read More

Scary Street Battle – BMW vs. Cadillac

October 31st, 2017

Happy Halloween! I hope you enjoy this back and forth street (roll) racing battle between two, evenly matched, high-end street machines. Both of these cars have been modified dramatically to improve engine performance. I wouldn’t consider it a slanderous statement to say that BMW is not known for street racing prowess. That is precisely what makes this BMW 135i Coupe a great choice for a street sleeper. The slick looking Beemer has been upgraded with a Precision 6466 turbocharger and a DOCRace turbo kit, tuned by EMP Performance. Depending upon the boost setting, it is capable of producing a bit Read More

Street Racing Spectacular – Import vs. Domestic

September 4th, 2017

There is literally something for every street racing enthusiast in this video! Of course, there are tons of fast cars in every size and shape – imports and domestics, turbo and nitrous, standard and automatic. There are dig and roll races (sometimes 3-wide). There’s even a wreck and a fight (sort of). The backdrop is beautiful (New) Mexico and its flat landscape. It’s perfect for street racing. There is a bodacious DSM (1990s Mitsubishi Eclipse or Eagle Talon) that is capable of 1,000hp – from a stock 2.0-liter engine with over 100K miles. You know that there were tons of Read More

650HP BMW M5 – Street Rolls

July 12th, 2017

I just love a luxury car that can pull its weight in a street race. At the risk of revealing my advanced age, I’ll tell you that the luxury street racer bug first bit me when I built a huge 1978 Cadillac Coupe de Ville and implanted a nitrous injected big block Chevy running gear. It was fun but also heavy. This 2014 BMW M5 is fun but it certainly ain’t that heavy. The Bavarian Motor Works are globally recognized as leaders in the niche of elegant sports cars. The “M” in M5 refers to the BMW Motorsports division which Read More

Head-to-Head 2015 BMW M4 vs. 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

April 6th, 2016

The M4 is equipped with a 3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve twin turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine that makes 425hp @ 5500rpm and 406 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1850rpm. The Camaro has a 6.2-liter 16-valve naturally aspirated V8 that produces 455hp @ 6000rpm and 440 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400rpm. Both cars are 110.7-wheelbase coupes with 6-speed manual transmissions and the Chevy weighs 184-pounds more than the Beemer. According to factory specs, both cars turn the 1/4-mile in the 12.4-second range (bone stock). As tested, the Camaro SS cost approximately $35k less than the M4. Despite the two cars being very similar in Read More

SEMA 2015 Highlights

December 3rd, 2015

If you (like I) missed the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas, here are a few video highlights that may help to soothe the wound. For starters there’s a full-custom JDM Nissan Sunny pickup with a tricked out SR-20 four-cylinder engine. This contraption weighs only about 1,800-pounds and makes 450hp. Next, we have an E28 BMW. You will seldom see a wilder suspension setup than the one on this car. It’s inboard mounted and push rod activated with aluminum mounts. The engine is an inline 6-cylinder (dry-sump oiling system) that has been seriously beefed up by VAC Motorsports in Philadelphia. Read More

Blown Bowtie Beamer Drag Racing

August 20th, 2015

So, you like things a little abnormal? You having pains for something strange? This Chevrolet powered BMW should be good for what ails you. You will be hard pressed to find another European sports coupe that is “hitting a lick” like this. Check out all the fun, as this well heeled Beamer gets better and better as the day wears on and turns the best times of the day in the cool temps that darkness brings to the New Mexico night. There is a 355-cubic-inch Chevrolet V8 crammed under that hood, with a huge roots-style supercharger mounted on top. Power Read More

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