Desert Street Duel – Acura NSX vs. Nissan GT-R

What better place to stage a 1/4-mile dig race between two powerful exotic sports cars than in the deserts of Mexico? This video gives us a look at a 2017 Acura NSX and, a car that is affectionately known as Goliath, the 2016 Nissan GT-R. This ought to be a good one. The $110K Nissan is sporting a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 capable of producing 565hp and 467 lb.-ft. of torque. With a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive it can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9-seconds. The $160K Acura is also well equipped with a Read More

Cash Money Street Digs

Welcome drag racing fans to the Colorado Cash Days. This is a 14-car, single elimination, dig racing tournament – coming at you loud and proud from the streets of Colorado, Mexico. Dig racing on the streets requires a unique balance between traction and power that is not demonstrated anywhere else in the racing world. After 3-decades of racing on the streets (of Mexico), I am yet to find a 1/4-mile strip of highway that is as flat as the average drag strip. Sure, concrete streets can provide substantial traction but those seams feel like speed humps with some 10.5-inch tires Read More

James May Amazed at GT-R Launch Control

It requires something pretty outstanding to get the attention of an experienced performance guru like The Grand Tour host James May. Fact is that when an individual has been testing exotic and high performance cars for more than 30-years, the little things that might excite a normal person are apt to go completely unnoticed. This was certainly not the case when this long-time British television host and performance car enthusiast climbed into the cockpit of a new Nissan GT-R to check out the launch control feature. If there was previously any doubt in your mind that the Nissan GT-R is Read More

Interstate Assault – 3-Wide Roll Racing

Here we have a heavy dose of fast-paced roll racing action between some spirited competitors. To those of us who know what it feels like to bust our hump in a 50-hour-a-week gig and then pour our blood, sweat, and tears – not to mention our hard earned cash – into a car that we just want to go faster; there’s something magical about rolling down the highway under the cover of darkness knowing that our ride is running at peak efficiency. As the cool night air pours over my finely tuned V8, I know that miraculous things are about Read More

Half-Mile Dig Racing – Audi R8 vs. Porsche 991

Hello racing fans and automobile enthusiasts of every ilk and welcome to the Shift-S3ctor California Airstrip Attack 2016. This race is between two very capable, virtually stock sports cars from Germany. It takes place on a closed airstrip during a typically sunny (if a bit smoggy) day in Southern California. As you may know by now, the 2017 Audi R8 Plus is akin to the feared Lamborghini Huracan. Since both Audi and Lamborghini are owned by the Volkswagen Group, this should come as no surprise. The 2017 R8 Plus features the most powerful engine that the automaker has ever put Read More

KC Cash Days – Street Digs

Big tire versus small tire – cars versus pickups – Fords, Chevys, Mopars, and imports all lining up in head-to-head no prep street racing action. It’s a wild time on the Kansas City street racing scene. A private landowner has opened up his own personal drag strip to all comers and a tremendous contingent of top-tier competitors has turned out to win a fat stack of cash in single elimination, run-whatcha-brung, dig racing. Small tire guys are always whining about big tire guys whipping them. Big tire guys cry because setting their cars up costs more than the small tire Read More

Tesla P90D Street Racing – Roll and Dig Domination

A few years ago, I would never have dreamed that the terms “electric car” and “street racing” would be used in the same sentence. These days, the Porsche 918 is the king of the hill when it comes to hybrid cars (and cars in general, I guess) but when you talk about full on EV power, the name Tesla seems to remain at the forefront. We’ve all grown accustomed to seeing Tesla P90D sedans, dragging the four-wheeled competition in Ludicrous mode, particularly in dig races. Now, with improved top-end capability, this driver is ready to take on modified street bikes Read More

Mad About Street Racing – Import vs. Domestic

The time tested rivalry between imports and domestics rages violently on the streets of Mexico. This video brings us a bevy of radically modified street cars (and a couple of high-performance street bikes) gathering to compete in a contest of intellect, guts, and speed. You guessed it – it’s roll racing with multiple Go Pro setups providing tons of camera angles to make it feel like you are in the passenger seat. There’s a (1,100hp) Mustang Shelby GT500, with a 4.6-liter Whipple supercharger, that I have been anxiously waiting to see in competition rolling out against Lil’ Red; a DSM Read More

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