1957 Chevy Wagon 8-Second Beast

January 11th, 2018

So, we caught up with Richie Crampton – NHRA Top Fuel Driver – during Hot Rod Drag Week. He allowed us to have a look at his unique 1957 Chevrolet Wagon (complete with a full tube 6.5 chrome-moly chassis and functional luggage rack) and told us a bit about the car. This car yields credence to the saying, “It ain’t how you look – it’s what you have under the hood.” In a day when you are accustomed to seeing cars that have been skillfully painted so that they resemble a barn (or pasture) find; with a rusted and faded Read More

8-Second FWD Volkswagen

January 6th, 2018

This is not a title that I would have anticipated writing. Feel the weight of those few words; a front-wheel drive Volkswagen capable of chewing through the quarter-mile in 8.5-seconds at 175 mph. It’s mind numbing. Billed as the quickest FWD VW in the world, this European import is making tons of horsepower with a 2.5-liter (5-cylinder) engine and a Precision 7275 turbocharger. This car blew the doors off the competition (and himself) on the way to making a huge mess on the track. It’s not often that you see a Volkswagen gap a Mustang while crushing its own world Read More

7-Second Supra

December 21st, 2017

This video delivers what may be the baddest Toyota Supra ever built – and it remains streetable. This car is as clean as a pin and it turns out consistent 7-second (quarter-mile) passes at approximately 195 mph. Expect to see a 6-second elapsed time from this Supra in the very near future. The car is built by Real Street Performance using the best of everything it takes to go fast. One of the things that makes it suitable for every day driving is a wet sump, 3.2-liter, inline, 6-cylinder engine. Engine internals include a Brian Crower 90-millimeter billet crankshaft. The Read More

A New Kind of Hybrid – 2JZ 240sx

July 28th, 2017

Greetings drag racing fans! Allow me to introduce a new type of hybrid propulsion system to you all. This is not your average, so-so, hum-drum gasoline over electric hybrid; it is a Nissan over Toyota, with a healthy dose of turbocharged/nitrous. The owner calls it a V8 Killer. Never mind the backyard paint job – this Nissan finds a way to consistently get down the track with very little tire slip, despite being rear-wheel drive. The inline 6-cylinder Toyota 2JZ is professionally built and is being force fed by a massive 7675 Precision turbocharger (45-pounds of boost). It has a Read More

Twin Turbo Corvette – 212 MPH in Eighth-Mile

April 4th, 2017

How about some good old drag racing action, on radial tires, and an 1/8-mile drag strip? That’s three of the things this video yields. You also get the see Mark Woodruff, in his awesome looking twin turbocharged Corvette, break the radial tire 1/8-mile top speed world record – not once but twice. Lights Out 8 brings you Radial vs. The World with some of the biggest and baddest names in radial tire drag racing. NovaJoe was on hand in his wild looking GTO; as was Stevie “FAST” Jackson, Barry Mitchell, and Keith Haynes. Mark and the crew laid down great Read More

1600HP MK3 Supra – Taking it to the Streets

January 30th, 2017

They call me Ishmael – not really – but this is a whale story. Moby Dick it ain’t but a great white whale of a 1987 Toyota Supra is the star of this story. It’s not perfectly clear but I would guess that the moniker “Smiley’s White Whale” is derived from the pale paint color and the whale tail spoiler on the rear. It is perfectly clear, however, that this is no slow moving fish. It is equipped with what is often called a 1.5JZ engine (a 1JZ cylinder head on a 2JZ bottom end). It is a 3.2-liter, in-line Read More

Five-Second Twin Turbo Fox Body

November 13th, 2016

It’s raining fives! You don’t want to miss this video depiction of the Fiscus/Klugger TT Mustang becoming the first radial tire equipped car to dip into 5-second territory (5.92-seconds @ 249 mph) in the 1/4-mile. As if that wasn’t good enough, the Fiscus/Klugger Team continued to rain down 5-second passes (in the 240+ mph range) throughout the weekend on the way to stealing the show and taking home the $20,000 in prize money at the Haltech World Cup Finals. This Fox Body Mustang weighs in at a svelte 3,100-pounds and is well heeled with a pair of Precision 94-millimeter turbochargers Read More

World’s Fastest AWD Manual 4-Cylinder

June 3rd, 2016

Ride along in the Red Demon, an Eagle Talon that is built and maintained by Boostin Performance (Hoffman Estates, Illinois), as it posts multiple 7-second 1/4-mile passes at Byron Dragway in Byron, Illinois. This is a very nice ride that has the best of everything. The Red Demon is equipped with a built 2.0-liter DOHC Mitsubishi engine with a BP Stage 3 cylinder head and custom forged Kelford camshafts. It is running a Magnus Motorsports V3 intake manifold and a Turbo Joe custom exhaust manifold. The turbocharger is a Precision 8385-millimeter. It also has a Haltech Elite 2500 controller and Read More

8-Second Jeep Grand Cherokee

May 30th, 2016

Check out this all-wheel drive 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 putting down an 8-second 1/4-mile at 167.41 mph. This is one SUV that you probably don’t want to roll off the line against. With a built (by Mark Hedrick) 6.1-liter HEMI and a top-mounted (Stage6 Motorsports) Precision ProMod 94-millimeter turbocharger, this Mopar is making 1300hp and getting down the 1320 with the best of them. This video brings us a small dose of shop tuning and setup; followed by a single pass at the drag strip. In addition to the engine modifications and the turbo, this Jeep has a custom Read More

1300HP Supra Posts 8-Second Quarter-Mile

May 5th, 2016

With some recent performance upgrades this fantastic looking Supra showed up in Orlando, Florida, at Street Car Takeover. You may remember this car from the Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws television series. It got drug by the Farm Truck – but that was several hundred-horsepower ago. This hot rod is running a 3.4-liter 2JZ motor with a Real Street RSP1600 package installed. It has a fresh Precision 8385 turbocharger, a 100+ shot direct port nitrous injection, and a heavy-duty TH400 automatic transmission. The combination is good for 1300hp and posted a best ET of 8.17-seconds @ 176 mph. Since this was the Read More

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