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.
Hennessey Venom GT 0-300km World Record Run - /TUNED
Tuned joins the Hennessey team in Houston, TX as they attempt to set a new
world record for the fastest accelerating production car from 0-300km/hr.
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - TUNED
Hennessey Venom GT: The World's Fastest Tuned Car - /TUNED
DRIVE EXCLUSIVE: With only six examples built to date, the Hennessey Venom
GT could be considered the fastest street car in the world. Built off the
Lotus Exige, this tuner car packs a 1200+ horsepower punch with a
theoretical top speed of 272mph. Host Matt Farah takes a quick ride in the
million dollar Texas built supercar for the Season 3 premiere of TUNED on
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.
"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....
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
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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Fast Driving Girls - Bonnie Lotus Exige S2 (V024)
Bonnie drives a Lotus Exige S2. She love to have fun driving this sport car
on mountain roads.
The video is splitted in 3 parts. Widescreen video (16:9).
Camera angle on: Bonnie, steering wheel, dashboard, pedals, legs,
Top Speed: 140 Km/h - 88 MPH
This Electric E36 Makes 850 lb/ft of Torque at the Wheels! - /TUNED
EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save
the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars
using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The
Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under
20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their
Pike's Peak M3 to the Dyno to find out what 400
Kilowatts means in horsepower, then to see how
The World's Fastest DeLorean - /TUNED
What happens when you throw a very large and power Grand National motor
into a 30 year old legend like the DeLorean? Thats what Matt Farah finds
out on this week's episode of TUNED
Subaru R-STi - JDM vs USDM: A Friendly Rivalry -- /TUNED
In the US, we never got the best Subaru of them all, the first generation
WRX coupe, getting stuck with the fun-but-not-fast 2.5RS version. One of
the more popular upgrades for those cars is the "R-STi" drivetrain swap. In
the season premiere of Tuned, we look at two approaches: the USDM
drivetrain swap, and the JDM drivetrain swap. Which is better? You decide.
Mitch Allread: Don't Call it a Rat Rod... - /BIG MUSCLE
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a
look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is
Mitch Allread's custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one
of the coolest things on the road today. This is a machine that transcends
the traditional hot rod formula by breaking down borders and setting its
Whereas most hot-rods are built by custom shops utilizing parts from mail
order catalogs, Mitch took a different approach and fabricated just about
everything on his ride by hand. Calling this a rat-rod would be an insult -
a work of art however... that'd be just fine.
The 800 HP Formula Drift K.Sport 350Z - /TUNED
Tuned goes to Bondurant School of High Performance Driving to meet up with
Formula Drift driver Corey Hosford and his 800 HP Blown LS3 Nissan 350Z
Drift car. We learn what separates a drift car from a race car, and Matt
gets to work on his drifting technique behind the wheel of a monster race