Lamborghini vs. Turbo Ford GT vs. Audi R8 Supercharged
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in a 370Z Roadster to find out which car can attain the highest speed on Spring Mountain's 2.7 mile road course. Can Matt Farah, driving a Lamborghini LP550-2, outgun a Twin turbo Ford GT and a Supercharged Audi R8? We will see.
Art Morrison 1955 Chevy Bel Air - Faster Than a Ferrari?
The Smoking Tire hits Supercar Sunday and the canyons with the Art Morrison
1955 Bel Air, one of the best handling hot rods around. We toss this 55
year-old car through some of the tightest curves in California to find out
if there really is such a thing as a Hot Rod for drivers.
The Legend: Turbo Buicks
The Smoking Tire heads out to Fontana, CA for a drag strip meetup with the
guys from turboBuick.com and learns
about the one-time "fastest car in America," the Buick Grand National.
C7 Corvette - Yes, it Really is That Good
Matt heads to Monterey, CA during Pebble Beach week for a 300-mile test
drive of the new C7 Corvette Stingray with Z51 package. It's so good it's
practically unbelievable, and for the first time ever, Corvette owners
won't have to make excuses.
The Jaguar XF-RS HATES tires
The Smoking Tire finds a remote corner of the Mojave desert to test the
fastest four-door Jaguar money can buy, the XF-RS. It has a 550 HP
Supercharged V8, a sticky set of tires, and a giant wing, but is that
enough to unseat the M5, Audi's RS7, or the E63 from the top of the sedan
Ford GT Inspection: Should we buy or not?
Today I'm traveling to Pittsburgh, PA for the day to inspect a Ford GT
before a potential purchase for a client. Lots of research was done prior
to my trip, but I need to verify the fact in person before giving my
recommendation or encouraging the buyer to walk away. Let me know your
thoughts...should it be a buy or a walk? (based solely on condition. Price
is obviously still remains to be determined)
The Man Who Defines Lamborghini: Valentino Balboni - /DRIVEN
It's rare to find one person who can define an entire automotive brand.
With Lamborghini, one can only look at Valentino Balboni. Starting as an
intern with the car company, he moved his way up to test driver, driving
more Lamborghinis than anyone else on the planet. Now, he's a living
legend who defines and represents one of the greatest super car companies
in the world, Lamborghini.
What happened when this Evo chased a Porsche?
The Smoking Tire heads out to Willow Springs International Raceway to test
a friend's Mitsubishi Evo X, tuned by Road Race Engineering. Is the Evo
quick enough to keep up with a Porsche 996 Cup Car? We'll see.....
Can a big Lexus be fun?
Matt takes the Lexus LS460 F-Sport in the one place you'll probably never
see one: the canyons. Time to find out if Lexus's newest full size luxury
car is deserving of its F-Sport badge.
Pantera: Restore or Pro-Tour
The Smoking Tire takes to the canyons with TWO beautiful Detomaso
Pantera's. One is a highly original car with a big-dollar concours
restoration, the other is a completely customized SEMA build by the
legendary Ringbrothers. Which way would you have it?
Heffner Performance 1100 WHP Twin Turbo Lamborghini Murcielago Dyno
http://heffnersperformance.com/ After several long months of development
we have completed our twin turbo
Murcielago. As of August 2009 we have tuned the car up to 1 bar of Boost which resulted in just over 1100 RWHP.
For now we are playing around with the car at various Boost levels and documenting the differences
in performance with our trusty V Box.
In 90 degree heat the car pulled off a 5.10 second 60-130 at around 950
RWHP. For reference a stock 580 horsepower Murcielago takes
around 9.5 seconds to make the leap from 60 to 130.
With a little more Boost it will dip
into the 4 second range for sure.
The Heffner Twin turbo Murcielago is an
absolute blast to drive and sounds like nothing we have ever heard.
Please contact us at 941-359-0900 for further information and pricing.
Cops, Crashes, Donuts, Supras, and Cutting off Doors.
The Smoking Tire collaborates with the legendary DVD series Super Speeders
for the new DVD Super Speeders 5: Out of Control. To order the DVD, visit
SuperSpeeders.com and use promo code TST09 to get free shipping!
Corvette ZR1 Review at the Mojave Mile
The Smoking Tire returns to the Mojave Mile's brand new runway to see how
fast America's quickest production car can run the standing mile. On the
way, we learn some truths about the ZR1 and the Mojave Mile itself. Also