Although straight line performance was certainly not among the strong points of the third generation Toyota Corolla, you wouldn't know it to watch this white four door scream down the drag strip in less than twelve seconds.
What's not love about taking a vehicle with the aerodynamic properties of a garden shed and giving it the ability to run a high eight second 1/4 mile? That is exactly what Australian Burt Willemsem did with his third generation Toyota Hiace van.
Even before the Fiat 500 became known to the American public as "the funny little car J.Lo drives" few people ever associated the cars with jaw dropping straight line performance, even in it's awesome original Abarth form. That might change after you watch these videos featuring an excellent vintage 500 with a…
If yesterday's 10 second Ford Bronco wasn't a good enough example of weird Australian drag cars we've got something even stranger—a Mercedes minivan capable of a nine second trip down the 1/4 mile.
Seeing any full size Ford Bronco from the 80s in decent shape is an increasingly rare occurrence. Seeing a full size Ford Bronco from the 80s in decent shape that can run a 10 second 1/4 mile is beyond rare—it's downright unbelievable.
A few months back, Late Model Racecraft of Houston, Texas showed us what it was like to go 231 mph in a twin-turbo, 1,500-hp Corvette. Now they're schooling us again, doing the quarter mile in 9.68 seconds at 147 mph. Great butter pecan, that's quick.
Last week, during the Street Car Super Nationals in Las Vegas, Drag Radial racer Eric Peterson's '69 Firebird went off line, hit the opposite wall, bounced back across the strip and caught fire. And then, The Burnout.
We can't get enough of the world's most bad-ass grocery-getter, the Hennessey CTS-V Wagon. Now here it is demolishing sound waves, tires, and the 11-second barrier at the strip.
It might look like an average 2007 Jeep SRT8 at first glance, but from the moment this twin turbo beast launches, it becomes very clear this one is anything but average.
If you need proof a big turbo can make anything go fast, look no further than this video of a four door Volvo 850 running a 6.85 second 1/4 mile.
Drag Week is an event put on by Hot Rod Magazine that takes unbelievably fast drag cars on a 1,000 mile road trip to five drag strips. The result is an event that must be seen to be believed.
When the world of drag racing and modified supercars combine the result is usually pretty wild. Most of the time it's highly tuned hot rod exotics running amazing 1/4 miles while appearing mostly stock (if you can apply that term to a supercar) but every once in a while it gets a little more extreme.
A busy drag racing season's been highlighted by more than just quick times, with a series of high-profile incidents revealing tracks with empty ambulances, locked firetrucks, and untrained volunteers. BangShift wants to know: is your local drag strip safe or just pretending to be? — Ed.
We don't know much about this insane Volvo 142, but watching it run down the 402m drag strip at the Emmaboda Motorfestival in Sweden tells us more than enough.
Sure, sub-4-second runs over a quarter-mile are old hat in Top Fuel drag racing, but the barrier had never been broken in the Funny Cars until this weekend, when Matt Hagan drove a 3.995 run at 316 mph.
A drag race between a Ferrari 360 Spider and a Volvo big rig sounds pretty one sided, but this isn't just any big rig. The "Mean Green" was built by Volvo and features a twin turbo 16 liter engine good for 1900hp as well as a 200hp electric motor. The company created the truck to be the world's fastest hybrid truck…
You would think crashing your blown high horsepower '57 Chevy drag car on a pass down the strip would be bad enough, but in this case it was only the beginning.
Sweden's Jens Eklund has been sending huge-horsepower Audis down drag strips since last decade. His latest car stands out for its mind-twisting mashup of the A5's lithe form with that typically hand-made muscularity of a drag car. The result? Awesomeness writ huge.
Two 17-year-old twins in Omaha, Neb., had big plans for their first drag race in their hardtail SuperComp this weekend — until the car and its trailer were stolen from an Omaha lot.
Weekend amateur drag racing can provide hours of fun, but there's always a small chance of something like this —a fiery crash on Sunday where the driver was lucky to walk away.