Modified C8 Corvette vs. Tesla Model S Plaid – 1000ft. Drag Race

January 8th, 2024

Who would win in a 1,000-foot drag race between a C8 Chevrolet Corvette and a Tesla Model S Plaid? How about of the Corvette was modified to enhance performance? Tonight, we will see as these two cars slug it out on the blacktop. Buckle-up because this one is about to get rowdy. Let’s have a look at the machines: The all-wheel drive Tesla is making it happen in the right lane. Powered by a trio of electric motors, the stock Tesla Model S can produce the equivalent of 1,020hp. As one of the most capable production vehicles on the planet, Read More

Inside Look – 1000HP LMR C7 Corvette ZR1

February 21st, 2023

Finally being recognized as an international supercar, the Chevrolet Corvette is better than ever. Down in Houston, Texas, a firm called Late Model Racecraft (LMR) is kicking it up a notch above that. This clip takes us inside a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 build that delivers some big results. The video opens with a baseline dyno pull to establish how much power the ‘Vette is making before any modifications are made. With it’s factory supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, this ZR1 posts maximum output readings of 650rwhp and 663 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s in line with factory numbers. A second dyno Read More

Bright Red Beach Cruiser – LT1 Powered 1962 Corvette

January 6th, 2023

Shawn from Autotopia LA delivers again with a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible restomod. Come along as Jason from Timeless Builds tells us about the project. It’s rolling on an Art Morrison chassis with C6 Corvette front suspension and a Watts 3-link rear. The LT-1 small block V8 engine is mated to a 6-speed Tremec transmission with a DYAD clutch. In the back is a Ford 9-inch rear end with an Eaton TrueTrac chunk. The combination is good to drop 470hp at the rear wheels. Speaking of wheels, they are Forgeline in chrome (19×9 front and 19×12 rear). The brakes are Read More

1970 Chevelle SS – 700WHP Restomod

December 14th, 2022

Tonight, Shawn from Autotopia LA welcomes us back to the City of Angels for a look at a stunning 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. Marcus stole the show during the Quarantine Cruise and gave Shawn the chance to test drive his remarkable restomod. Here’s Marcus to give us a full rundown on his Chevelle before the rubber hits the road. On the business end of this heavy-Chevy is a 6.0-liter LS with a beautifully polished ProCharger. Engine internals include Eagle connecting rods and Wiseco pistons. The engine has been fully balanced and blueprinted. The exhaust system is 3-inch mandrel bent pipe Read More

1972 Chevrolet C10 Pro Touring Build

November 23rd, 2022

Thanks to Shawn (Autotopia LA) for another stunning build from the left coast. This time we have a Chevy C10 smoke machine built to tackle the curves or run all out in a straight line. Whatever kind of racing you have in mind; this truck is up to the task. Check it out. It all starts under the hood. A naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LS3 V8 is pushed back in the engine bay nearly 10-inches. This helps with weight distribution and handling. Nothing radical with the engine, just a performance camshaft, some light porting and exhaust headers (2-inch stainless exhaust front Read More

World Record C8 Corvette – Quarter-Mile Drag Racing

August 31st, 2022

Late Model Racecraft (LMR) showed up at Houston Raceway Park on Saturday night with a fire in their belly. These guys fully intended to smash the standing quarter-mile world record for a mid-engine powered C8 Chevrolet Corvette. They planned to accomplish this feat with their newly built twin turbo C8. Hang on tight, this thing is a beast. This is the C8 Corvette Stingray with the 6.2-liter LT2 engine and a manual transmission. The engine is running a stock crankshaft with forged (upgraded) pistons and connecting rods. The turbochargers are from Precision and the custom auxiliary fuel cell with dual Read More

Bone Stock Street Beef – Corvette ZR1 vs. Ferrari 488 GTB

August 25th, 2022

Here’s a humdinger of a production model street battle. These guys are taking it to the interstate (down in Mexico) for some serious roll racing action. The first two competitors out of the gate will be representing the United States and Italy. It’s a Corvette against a Ferrari. The supercharged Chevrolet C6 Corvette ZR1 can generate 650hp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. On the other hand, the turbocharged Ferrari 488 GTB is capable of producing 661ho and 561 lb.-ft. of torque. Both cars are rear-wheel drive. The Corvette weighs a nimble 3,131-pounds and the 488 tips the scale at a Read More

600WHP Pro Touring Gen II Camaro by Chevy Girl

August 17th, 2022

If this clip has you wondering whether to look at the car or the girl, don’t feel bad. Laura (aka Chevy Girl) and Olive (the Camaro) are both outstanding specimens in their own right. Although, you might want to consider that the Camaro doesn’t talk and it sure sings a pretty song. This is a 1973 Chevrolet Camaro with a split-bumper (1970.5) front clip. The exterior and interior are basically stock. Even the color is from a 1969 Camaro. It’s called Fathom Green (she thinks). Detroit Digital gauges and Vintage Air climate control round out the interior. Inside and out, Read More

Camaro ZL1 Hits the Street and Gets Schooled by a GT-R Sleeper

June 3rd, 2022

It’s happened to nearly every street racer out there. You find yourself with a wad of disposable cash so, you roll onto the streets with the best intentions. Your car is running well, and you know that you can make that stack of cash grow taller with a few wins. Sure enough, you start knocking off the competition and folding them green stamps. Then it happens – BAM – some smooth talker in a quiet ride moves in for the kill. You find yourself saying things like, “it didn’t sound that fast” and “I thought I had that one” before Read More

LS3 Mazda RX-7 vs. Corvette ZR1 – Drag Racing

June 2nd, 2022

This vs That brings us this story of what happens when you put an LS swapped Mazda RX-7 on the line against a modified Corvette ZR1. The ‘Vette is more powerful, but the Mazda is the lighter of the two. How will this crude affair shake out? We’ll find out on the track. The 1994 Mazda RX-7 is a 2,800-pound rear-wheel drive coupe that has been upgraded with a big old Chevy V8 engine. The Chevy mill has been outfitted with a Lunatti LS7 rotating assembly, a set of ETP cylinder heads, a Fast intake manifold, as well as a Read More