TUNED visits BBi Autosport in Huntington Beach, CA to drive their new Porsche 997 turbo S. This unbelievable machine balances big power with low weight and suspension and brake upgrades to match. TUNED runs a quarter mile on a runway before heading into the canyons to see if BBi has really built a no-compromises ultimate street car for the track.
The 900 HP Heffner Twin Turbo Lamborghini LP-560 -- /TUNED
/Tuned goes to Sarasota to visit Heffner Performance, the first company to
ever build a twin-turbo kit for the
Lamborghini Gallardo. In a barely marked, unassuming suburban shop, Jason
Heffner turns out some of the tuning world's craziest creations. His
twin-turbo Lamborghini LP-560 seems so
right, however, that we feel it should be standard equipment from the
The Ultra-Light, 505 WHP AVI Racing Corvette GT1 - /TUNED
Tuned heads to Inde Motorsports Park in the Arizona to meet with the guys
from AVI racing who have solved a problem that has plagued track warriors
for decades: If you want to go to the track, why start with a street car?
For less than the price of a new C6 Corvette, AVI's Corvette GT1 has the
racing technology and performance needed to spank some of the world's
quickest GT race cars.
"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 World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
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.
What does a 1500HP Porsche Turbo feel like?
Matt is handed the keys to the Evolution Motorsport "Mayhem" 997 turbo and offered a single pull down the runway.
This is what it's like to make that pull with zero practice.
Filmed at Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack www.shift-s3ctor.com
The Hidden Workshops of Porsche Classic - /DRIVEN
Located in Stuttgart Germany, Porsche Classic is a workshop dedicated to
keeping rare and exotic Porsches working and on the road in their original
form. Part of Porsche AG, Porsche Classic uses the knowledge and same
production processes as when the cars were originally produced.
TUNED Season 1 Finale - /TUNED
As the first season of tuned comes to an end, we re-visit all the cars
we've tested so far, provide some behind the scenes information, and answer
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.
Air Suspension - Can You Really Have it All?
In the past I've thought of air suspension as a modification reserved for
trucks, low riders, and show cars. But what about sports cars? Is it
possible to have the look you want at a show, the handling you want at the
limit, and the practicality of clearing speed bumps and driveways? The guys
from Accuair Suspensions say there is, so we put their Audi S4 to the test.
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
Porsche 997 TechArt GT Street R - Lovely sounds!! - 1080p HD
This video shows a Porsche 911 997 TechArt GT Street R during the Porsche
days at Spa Francorchamps. It is based on a Porsche 997 turbo Mk II. The TechArt GT Street R is powered by
the standard engine that has been upgraded to output 660hp and 860Nm of
torque. This means the top speed rises to 345km/h and the 0 to 100 km/h
acceleration time drops to 3.5 seconds. I hope your enjoy this video.
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The 750 hp D3 Cadillac CTS-V -- /TUNED
The CTS-V is one of the most tunable sedans money can buy, thanks to its
Corvette-derived drivetrain and robust running gear. Its also quite
practical as a daily driver. We visit well known tuner D3 to see how the
CTS-V takes to their modifications.
The 500 AWHP, AWD, Hillclimbing, Psycho Syclone - /TUNED
We end our fourth season with probably our favorite subject car of all
time, Adam Auerbach's GMC Syclone Hillclimber. This truck is what "Tuned"
is all about; customized in every way possible, 100% function with form
following suit. It's nasty, dirty, evil, and perfect.