Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder. Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel horsepower with a twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had to take it for a ride.
1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
"The Myth" of Panama's 900 HP Evo - /TUNED
It's the rainy season in Panama, and that means if we want to go fast,
we're gonna need some AWD performance. Fortunately, we've got the keys to
Race Lab's 900 HP Mitsubishi Evolution 7. Now if we can just find somewhere
to run it....
The 1,100 HP Switzer "Ultimate Street Edition" GTR - /TUNED
It wasn't long ago that driving a 1000+ horsepower car came with
many sacrifices. These were race or show cars, not to be used daily. Enter
the Switzer "Ultimate Street" GTR. On pump gas, it makes 1,000 horsepower with virtually no
downside. On race gas, it makes 1,100 horsepower. And the owner of
this particular GTR uses it as his daily driver to commute to work. Is
enough to get to the office? We'll find out.
**Update** 0-60: 2.5s, 1/4 Mile: 9.4 @ 150, Standing Mile 208 mph.
"Terminator" Vs Range Rover - TerraMax - Top Gear - Series 19 - BBC
James May assesses the new Range Rover at Nevada's Automotive Test Center
for the ultimate challenge against an autonomous military machine - the
Terminator of all terrain vehicles; The TerraMax.
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Toyota FT-1 Concept! The Next Supra? - The Downshift Ep. 73
On this episode of The Downshift, we talk with the designers of Toyota's
new FT-1 concept, the car that could become the next Toyota Supra. The
concept was designed by Calty Design Research who has been responsible for
some of the Toyota brands most interesting designs including the FJ Cruiser
concept, 2000 Celica and the Scion tC. Could the FT-1 concept make its way
to market and usher in a new era of Toyota sports cars? Only time will
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F1 Making Of: Red Bull RB7 Flat Out in New Jersey - /SHAKEDOWN
David Coulthard flat out in a Red Bull RB7 on the new Weehawken New Jersey
Formula One street circuit. Red Bull Media House and Red Bull Racing join
up to produce a promotional film for the upcoming 2013 Grand Prix of
America in Weehawken and West New York, New Jersey. On hand is the Special
Events Red Bull Racing team and former F1 driver David Coulthard.
Red Bull Racing F1 Car Drives in Lincoln Tunnel
The Red Bull F1 Running Showcar Plays The Star-Spangled Banner
Formula 1 Comes to America! - Red Bull Racing takes first lap in Texas
YouTube - The NJ Grand Prix - F1 to NY and America in 2013 - SHAKEDOWN
World's Fastest Lotus - Redux
Spotted on Mulholland Ronin's Exige from the "Worlds Fastest Lotus" episode
on the Drive channel . Rebuilt after a crash, the car is even lighter and
faster than before. Look for it in
upcoming episodes of Tuned and Jay Leno's Garage. Here is the car before
being rebuilt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmscSzFurwg
2012 Hennessey Venom GT - Jay Leno's Garage
2012 Hennessey Venom GT. Maybe you saw our last piece on the Venom - back
when it was a concept. Guess what? It's now street-legal, so you can climb
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SDHQ's Twin-Turbo Eco-Raptor - /TUNED
The Raptor is an amazing truck worthy of an amazing engine. While the
standard 6.2L mill is no slouch, it's far from high tech and eats gas like
no other. This is the Raptor review Ford doesn't want you to see: the Super
Duty Headquartters EcoBoost-powered
The Tire-Punishing, 400HP Turbo BMW E30! - /TUNED
The BMW E30 is quickly becoming a cult classic among the DIY, autocross,
and track crowd. And though the M3 version may be climbing so quickly in
price, soon no one will be able to afford one, the 325i, as it turns out,
has some chops as a great platform for tuning. Kameron Baker's homebuilt
E30 is just about the nicest one we've seen, and if you think it looks
great, wait till you see how it drives.
Twin-Turbo Subaru Legacy: How JDM Can You Go? -- /TUNED
Dave Brown likes to do things differently. So, rather than build an R-STi
like everyone else, he spent over two years at his shop Fast of Westchester
turning his 1998 Subaru Legacy into a perfect JDM Tuner Car, right down to
the rare Twin-turbo engine. This is how
subtlety should be done.
TX2K12 - 8 Second 2JZ S2000 Giant Wheelie!
TX2K12 DVD Released! http://www.1320video.com/store/dvd/ Raw Performance's
2ZJ powered Honda S2000 decided it would try and launch off the drag strip
Sunday at TX2K12 during an elimination pass against the Majestic
The 700 HP RennTech CLS63 AMG - /TUNED
Hartmut Feyhl left AMG after 15 years to start his own tuning company,
RennTech, which is now one of the most respected AMG tuners in the world.
His products range from simple software upgrades to full racing builds
based on AMG street cars. We take his new, 700 horsepower CLS63 for a spin
and establish a new benchmark for luxury sedans: must be able to do
burnouts while moving at highway speeds.