Turbo Fox Body – 7-Second Small Tire Monster

August 17th, 2018

Welcome drag racing fans to the Street Car Takeover, Denver. Some of the baddest drag racers in the U.S. have braved the high altitude and battled the mountains to come together in this contest of traction and power. Our feature car for this clip is a Fox Body Ford Mustang competing in the Street Car Class and the Small Tire Class. Under the hood is a 540 cubic-inch Big Block Chevy with ASR cylinder heads and a Precision PT118 turbocharger (118-millimeter). Power is estimated to be in the 1,600hp range and the car posted a 7.94-second elapsed time @ 182.43 Read More

Turbo Supra – A Comeback Story

July 17th, 2018

Most everyone loves a good comeback story. Whether it’s a sad, sickly, little runt of a child – down on his luck – that is transformed into a superior athlete or an injured animal that defies odds in a victorious return to former glory; a good comeback grabs almost all of us by the heart strings. The comeback of this tale is a car. A turbocharged Toyota Supra that seemed damaged beyond repair. Much like the $6-million Man or the X-Man known as Wolverine, this Supra would require time, patience, and tons of replacement parts to become the stunning monster Read More

1200HP Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4

April 18th, 2018

Here is another one of those cars that I wish I had paid a little more attention to when they were plentiful. Now these things are as hard to find as chicken’s teeth and when you happen across one; it is super nice. That’s certainly the case with this owner-built machine. It looks like a million bucks and sounds even better. This 1997 model all-wheel drive sports coupe has been rebuilt from the ground up and modified with a single Precision (7675) turbocharger. Since there aren’t a ton of companies offering aftermarket performance parts for this particular car (let alone Read More

MK3 Supra vs. Mustang and Vette – Street Hits

March 23rd, 2018

It is the holy grail of proud and loyal Toyota followers. It is the ghostly presence that slips quickly and quietly from the mist of a child’s (Toyota) dreams before they decide to become an import street racer. It’s the third generation MK3 Toyota Supra. The one in this video features a heavily modified Toyota 2JZ 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. The engine is built and topped with a Precision 6766 turbocharger. Tonight the mystical creature of Toyota lore will be taking on some worthy opponents. Let’s take a look and see how it fares. The first test for the Supra Read More

1700hp Cadillac CTS-V – World’s Fastest

February 28th, 2018

No, this ain’t another episode of the “Beverly Hillbillies”. It’s Street Car Takeover Atlanta from beautiful Commerce, Georgia (approximately 50-miles northeast of the A-T-L). It only looks like the Clampetts because it opens up with a gang of rednecks (Hot Rod Dynamics) piling out of a four-door Cadillac. We quickly discover that this is not your average Cadillac and not just a bunch of hillbillies. This car is one of the baddest sedans that we have ever seen and the current world record holder (Cadillac CTS-V) in the quarter-mile (7.65-seconds @ 179 mph). Today, this crew will attempt to supercede Read More

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

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