You’re watching the sand dune hillclimbs in Liwa, in the United Arab Emirates. Giant straight-six turbos are fed so much boost that they last just long enough to make a six or eight-second pass. That or, you know, they don’t.

I’ve been watching these events for the past few years and they’re still absolutely incredible, particularly in terms of how hard these machines are pushed. Power goes to all four wheels, with four-figure horsepower numbers from the final generation of overbuilt Japanese straight sixes.


The Bubble Era bursts here, in boost.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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