Over 330 mph. A thousand feet in less than four seconds. A driver easily will feel more than four times the weight of gravity pressing upon their chest. The acceleration is enough to cause serious eye problems. This is what it’s like onboard a Top Fuel dragster.
Time marches on, and with it comes the forward trudge of progress. Despite best efforts, Volkswagen’s sporty hot hatchbacks have been getting larger, more comfortable, and much more capable. The current supermini-range of cars is now on par with what was a compact hatch in the early 1990s, and on paper the Up! GTI is…
There’s a new Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, now with 5.2 liters of engine in addition to its 3.0-liters of Whipple supercharger, powerful enough to send this thing down the quarter mile in the mid eights, as Ford declared this morning. It’s expensive, but it’s also exclusive.
Alex, the host of YouTube show LegitStreetCars, has a few Mercedes AMGs kicking around his garage. In recent testing, Alex saw his old C43 AMG lose a few drag races against a car it probably should not have lost to. In looking at the data from his runs, the car was producing 0-60 times a couple seconds slower than…
The noise and motion in this clip of a 2018 Audi RS3, juiced with a whole bunch of prototype modifications from upgrader APR, is so fierce and fun looking that it’s giving me goosebumps.
Drag racing seems simple at first, but the more you look into the sport where whoever crosses the finish line before the other wins, the more complicated and fascinating it becomes. One such example is called “spindle stagger,” or why top cars in drag racing don’t have front wheels that line up exactly.
A 75-year-old driver died in a crash at 100 mph Wednesday night during one of Sonoma Raceway’s weekly drag-racing events for hobby racers, according to a Twitter post from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The track said this is the first on-track death in the 30-year history of its weekly drag program.
One of the fastest cars in the world at the moment is a Chevrolet Corvette with a V6 under the hood. Which V6, I wondered, like so many of you at this very moment. As it turns out, it’s a unique one, one with a bit of story behind it.
That remarkable and somewhat confusing photo up there was taken yesterday, at Gatornationals, when Robert Hight and Matt Hagan’s funny cars both exploded on the dragstrip, launching their fiberglass bodies high into the air. Happily, no one was hurt, and we got this amazing photograph.
We here at Jalopnik have cracked the secret to true joy, and it involves a tiny Yugo, a big V8 engine and a nice afternoon of ice drags. This cute little Soviet Bloc hatchback reaches over 100 mph in the 1/8 mile. It’s just what we all need.
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk makes 707 horsepower thanks to its Hellcat motor. The Tesla Model X gets 259 hp from its front motor and 501 hp from its rear motor, both electric of course. Who wins on the track? The Model X, of course.
Mighty Car Mods is one of the best do-it-yourself tuner channels on YouTube, having built a collection of lovable misfits that includes a Daihatsu Mira and an LS-powered Mad Max-style car. Clearly, there’s no better way to test their work than by drag racing their cars against an Australian V8 Supercar that produces…
You may think all the best forms of racing have already been invented. I am here to tell you you’re wrong. I have created the best new form of racing.
Current NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force was taken to the hospital after a brutal crash in Sunday’s first round of eliminations at the NHRA Winternationals, reports Speed Sport. Force showed no major injuries beyond bruised lungs, however, she will remain in the hospital overnight for observation.
“Just look at this insanity: Camaros, Skylines, HiAces, RX-7s, Jimnys,” NoriYaro explains, showing the field at a drag racing event at Twin Motegi Ring. “Japan: it never doesn’t deliver.”
For decades, Englishtown Raceway Park in New Jersey has been home to the NHRA’s Summer Nationals. But today, the track announced it’s stopping drag racing, effective immediately. Other activities at Englishtown will continue, notably Club Loose’s drift events, but this is an abrupt end to an era.
BMW M3s: good. The 20B engine from a Eunos Cosmo: also good. Stuffing the 20B in the BMW to go drag racing, adding a rotor and tuning it to shoot fire out the side is the stuff of our hopes and dreams, man.
An 8-year-old drag racer was making a test run at Perth Motorplex in Western Australia on Saturday when she failed to stop and hit a cement barrier at the end of the run, according to the state government, police and the drag-racing association she was competing with. She later died from her injuries.