Plaid Tesla Model S Delivery Event at Fremont Test Track

I head out to the Tesla test track in Fremont, CA to take a look at the all new Tesla Model S Plaid Mode.

V8Bait 7-Second Subaru Makes 1300HP

As a racer, one must realize that it isn’t a matter of if you will break parts, but when and how many. The real question is: Can you fix what’s broke in time to get back in the show? That’s precisely the situation the V8Bait crew found themselves in during last weekend’s event. It finally came down to a situation in which the engine had to be swapped in about one hour. Can these guys get it done? Watch. Fresh off the trailer, the STi posted an 8.44 @ 172.85 mph. The car was loose out of the hole and Read More

Hood Muscle – 800HP Twin Turbo 1970 Chevelle SS

This 1970 Chevelle SS is a build that takes me back to running errands with my Grandpa. Difference is that Gramps old Chevy wasn’t putting down 800hp to a set of 22-inch tires. This thing is a beast of a premium build that the crew at Hood Muscle nailed right on the money. Check it out. Under the hood is a built 5.3-liter LS engine with a pair of Nelson Racing 72-millimeter turbochargers. The camshaft is a BTR Stage 2, and this beast is sucking air through a 92-millimeter throttle body. The built TH350 automatic transmission is aided with a Read More

BFE Kansas Small Tire Cash Days – Limpy on the Flashlight

We are off to BFE Kansas (Mexico) for some top-tier Small Tire Cash Days street digs. Let’s get to it! After a brief driver’s meeting, chips are drawn, and matchups are set. It’s ten cars (and trucks) in single elimination competition for all the cash. Typical No Prep and street racing rules apply. Limpy the Legend is on the flashlight start. First up is a race between a 1983 Toyota Corolla station wagon (turbocharged LS V8 engine) and a turbo Camaro. Both cars cut a clean light and come out of the hole neck-and-neck. The Corolla takes the advantage near Read More

Crazy 9-Second Turbo Silverado vs. McLaren and Roush Mustang – Street Hits

So, we have an odd ball race between some crazy competitors on the streets (of Mexico) today. This cherry 1,200whp Silverado showed up looking for action. Who are we to deprive a street racer of his due? We offered up out modified McLaren and brought along a couple of fast Ford friends. Check it out. The Silverado is sporting a 408 cubic-inch LS motor with a 91-millimeter turbo. With a factory interior and no roll cage, it has posted a best quarter-mile of 9.0-seconds @ 149 mph (headed for eights, soon). McLaren modifications include performance catless downpipes, aftermarket exhaust and Read More

Six-Second Supra – 2200HP Nitrous Monster

This old school Toyota Supra is planning to blow the doors off everybody at the Hail Mary Derby from Maryland International Raceway. Between Jason Miller’s patented track prep to the prime Maryland climate, the Cody Phillips Racing crew plan to enter uncharted territory with their beast of a Supra. The Supra is running an inline 6-cylinder 2JZ setup with a 98-millimeter Precision turbo and a healthy shot of nitrous. Maximum output is estimated to be 2,200 to 2,400hp. Let’s see what the track will take. The weekend begins uneventfully with the Phillips crew posting a 7.09-second pass @ 194.86 mph. Read More

Kimbo Nissan GT-R – Six-Second Quarter-Mile

She-maneti! This is one boisterous GT-R! The Kimbo Slice (R.I.P. Brother) Nissan GT-R out of Houston, Texas is on a quest to run a six-second quarter-mile. Problem is that the car seems to be fighting the crew every step of the way. Rest assured, this crew is utilizing every weapon in their arsenal to tame this renegade Nissan and post a six-second quarter-mile. It was Day 1 and Kimbo started out impressively enough with a 7.19-second run at 207.24 mph. Not too shabby, but these guys are looking to go sixes. Day 2 offers more of the same with an Read More

Dodge Challenger SRT Ghoul – 1000HP Hellephant Dyno Certification

Lacking the prettiest name in automotive marketing, the Dodge Challenger SRT Ghoul makes it bones on the dragstrip. This American masterpiece is everything that a muscle car should be – low, wide and menacing. Let’s have a closer look at what makes this monster tick. At the heart of this beast is an all-aluminum (block and heads) 426 cubic-inch HEMI engine. The block is cast aluminum with 4-bolt powder metal main caps. The crankshaft and connecting rods are forged, as are the (aluminum) pistons. The aluminum cylinder heads are of hemispherical design with 54mm intake valves and 42mm exhaust valves. Read More

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