This is a Mazda RX-8 with a three-quarter drag chassis, and a three-rotor Wankel engine equipped with three turbochargers. It is a silly car, and it does silly things. For instance, it shoots many flames.
Is this Mustang invincible? I can’t say for sure, but this video evidence seems to imply that it is.
1,730 horsepower at low-mid boost with a two-stage N2O setup sending everything to the rear wheels. Yes, that might be too much for a Corvette to handle.
We all know Underground Racing’s twin-turbo supercars can somehow be ridiculously fast without blowing up, but this Lamborghini Huracan reached a new level by setting the 1/2 mile speed record at 238.6mph.
He’d never seen Top Fuel dragsters before, and his reaction is perfect.
The Ford Mustang finally broke into the 21st century last year with standard independent rear suspension. How does Ford up that kind of performance for 2016? They offer an optional solid axle, of course.
This kind of shake has killed before.
This is when you’re really glad you had to install that parachute.
The NHRA Carolina Nationals event wraps up at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina today, and John Force is coming in hot.
On Thursday we told you about thieves stealing a custom Mustang from a California retiree, and today we’re happy to report that the car has been returned, safe and sound.
My thoughts while watching this video: “Okay, it’s a drag race, anything can go wrong. Off they go, and, wait, that’s it? That’s the crash? That’s not so bad! People walk away from worse. Wait– wait– oh god. Oh god. NOBODY SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE FIREBALL HOW THE HELL DID HE WALK AWAY FROM THAT.”
NHRA Funny Car driver Jack Beckman’s weekend started off well at the Northwest Nationals. Not only was he the first driver to break the sub-4 second mark for 1000 feet in a Funny Car at Pacific Raceways on Friday with a 3.997-second pass, but he followed it up by besting his record from Sonoma on Saturday.
19-time NHRA Funny Car winner, 2012 national champion and cancer survivor Jack Beckman is used to beating things, but may not have expected to add “national record” to the list. This 323.43 mph, 3.921 second run last Friday at Sonoma Raceway was the fastest in Funny Car history.
“Daddy Dave” Comstock is best known for an insane drag truck build on a show that’s probably the worst idea on TV, but it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the stars know how to build for speed. Unfortunately, Daddy Dave’s latest Chevy II Nova build, “Goliath,” crashed at Amarillo Dragway, injuring Comstock.
The ‘worst pass of all time’ title may indeed go to this hopeless Plymouth Barracuda driver down in Australia, who loses control of his early pony car, crosses into the other lane, backs up, restarts, and then things get even worse.
And we mean “insanity” in a good way. How can you not, with looks like that and your choice of a big naturally aspirated V8 or Mopar’s first-ever supercharged V8? Too bad there’s only going to be 60 of them.
Taking down your heroes is always fun. It’s even more fun when you watch one of the automotive world’s current heroes, the Ferrari 458, just get pummeled at the drag strip by a dinky little Volkswagen diesel.
There’s no such thing as a car that’s too fast, just roads that are too small.