Down South Jukin’ – Texas Cash Days

April 17th, 2024

Speaking with an accent akin to my own, the iconic band known as Lynyrd Skynyrd said they were headed “Down South Jukin’ and looking for some peace of mind”. These crazy South Texas gearheads are after anything but peace. It’s pandemonium they seek in the form of a Mini Texas Cash Days (about a dozen cars) on the streets (of Mexico). Shall we investigate further? Walking past a turbo LS swapped BMW, our initial encounter is with a man in a Silverado pickup. He’s running a 408 cubic-inch V8 motor with aftermarket cylinder heads and a 98-millimeter turbocharger. The automatic Read More

Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Tesla Model S Plaid – Street Hits

April 13th, 2024

Some serious power is making it to the pavement when these two all-wheel drive supercars take to the interstate (in Mexico) for some high-speed low-drag shenanigans. Grab your gear and buckle-up ‘cause it’s about to get real. The 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S is a German juggernaut. Featuring a rear-mounted twin turbocharged all-aluminum 3.7-liter flat six engine, the 911 Turbo S can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.2-seconds and blast through the quarter-mile in 10.7 seconds @ 137 mph. At a curb weight of 3,646-pounds, the Porsche 911 Turbo S has a top speed (electronically controlled) of 205 Read More

Dodge Demon 170 vs. Modified BMW M5 Competition – 60 to 150 Street Hits

April 10th, 2024

Tonight, we get a look at the new Mopar hot rod. The Dodge Demon 170 is the latest and greatest thing to come out of Motown since Gladys Knight and the Pips. The big reveal will be unfolding on the streets (of Mexico). At a curb weight of 4,096-pounds, the all-wheel drive 2022 BMW M5 Competition is equipped with an all-aluminum twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine capable of producing 627hp and 553 lb.-ft. of torque in stock trim. Using the 8-speed automatic transmission, the M5 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6-seconds and turn the standing quarter-mile in Read More

2000+HP Twin Turbo Audi R8 V10 Plus

April 9th, 2024

Izzy’s Back and he brought a maximum performance twin turbo Audi for our amusement. Last time that Shawn (from Autotopia LA) got in the car with this guy (it was a 1,900hp Nissan GT-R), his backside tried to eat the bottom half of the seat cushion. He was so scared! This time the car is even faster. Shawn better take a half a baby aspirin and grab his crying towel. It’s gonna be a wild ride. The base platform is a 2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus. When Izzy got the car, it was bone stock. Modified by Sheepy Race, this Read More

SUV Shootout – Lotus Eletre R vs. Lamborghini Urus

April 5th, 2024

Today we hit the drag strip to test a pair of powerful sport utility vehicles for pure performance. This contest between European automakers also involves an added element of intrigue pitting all-electric against internal combustion. Let’s have a glance at the machinery. Matt (from Car Wow) is in the Lotus Eletre R. This thing uses an electric motor on each axle to generate the equivalent of 903hp and 726 lb.-ft. of torque. At a curb weight of 5,850-pounds, this heavyweight can blow through the standing quarter mile in 10.3-seconds and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7-seconds. At a Read More

Track-Only Bugatti Bolide – 1578HP Quad Turbo Beast

April 3rd, 2024

Adjectives used to describe the new Bugatti Bolide include deranged, demonic and excessive. All of these apply – and more. At a sticker price of $3.5 million, the Bolide has done away with frivolity and embraced one of the most tremendous powertrains ever produced in a pure race car. Shall we have a look? At the heart of this predatory beast is an 8.0-liter quad turbo W16 engine capable of producing 1,578hp. At a dry vehicle weight of 2,733-pounds, the all-wheel drive Bolide can rocket from 0 to 62 mph in 2.17-seconds and continue to 100 mph in just 4.36-seconds. Read More

1200HP Supercharged Volvo Wagon

April 1st, 2024

Well, Shawn from Autotopia LA has found another hot rod over which we gearheads can drool. Owned by Griffin Steinfeld, this 1200hp supercharged monster is delivered in an unlikely package. Minus the wheel tubs and massive rear tires, one might assume that this Volvo 240DL Wagon is just your ordinary grocery getter. The front suspension and brakes are factory. Period. The rear suspension setup is custom four-link with fully adjustable shocks. The front wheels are also stock Volvo. The rears are Weld Racing. Griffin is running a 370 cubic-inch GM overhead cam LS V8 engine. It’s professionally built by Hustler Read More

C8 Chevrolet Corvette vs. BMW M5 Competition – Street Hits

March 29th, 2024

Running on the streets (of Mexico) tonight, we have a shootout between import and domestic. The Chevy is bone stock and the BMW is only slightly modified for performance. Shall we examine the chariots? In white is the 2021 BMW M5 Competition. Equipped with a twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine, the all-wheel drive M5 is capable of producing 617hp and 553 lb.-ft. of torque in stock trim. Tipping the scales at 4,237-pounds, this BMW can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8-seconds and turn the standing quarter-mile in 10.9-seconds @ 128 mph. Top speed is 190 mph and this Read More

Heavyweight Single Elimination Battle at Street Car Takeover

March 28th, 2024

These are some of the heaviest – and fastest – cars in the west and they’re getting prepared to face off in single elimination drag racing action. Vehicles must weigh more than 4,200-pounds to compete in the Heavyweight Class at Street Car Takeover (SCT) Denver. As you can imagine, this class will draw many trucks, SUVs and all-wheel drive vehicles that tend to be a bit viscous. Let’s take a look at the roster as the First Round begins. Up first is the fastest Cadillac CTS-V in the World. He’s claiming a 7-second standing quarter-mile and looking good doing so. Read More

Audi SQ5 vs Mustang GT – 50 to 150 Street Hits

March 26th, 2024

There is no way that a compact SUV can run with a modified muscle car, right? No way that a grocery getter can hang in there with a hard-charging V8 sports car that has a stripped-out cockpit. It ain’t happening, correct? A decade ago, the answer would have been a resounding “yes”. Fortunately, today’s SUV will not be denied the chance to shine. The SUV in question is the 2020 Audi SQ5 with Quattro all-wheel drive. In factory condition, the SQ5 is not terribly impressive from a performance standpoint. However, the all-wheel drivetrain and turbocharged V6 offer a firm foundation Read More