The Tesla Model S is already an insanely quick machine with all of the dumb fitments and comforts people want in an “expensive” and “luxurious” car. But true enthusiasts know the only real experience is completely stripping out a car of all of its unnecessary guts to see just how quick it can really go. Somebody has…
A couple of months ago, Texas Motor Speedway asked me to come out for some drag racing one Friday night. The track lets everything from mild daily drivers to all-out dragsters race to see who’s fastest down pit road, and my car’s 145 horses just wouldn’t do. So, I roped my mom into it.
I thought I had seen the end of it last March, when AMS Performance’s Alpha G GT-R ran a quarter-mile in 6.937 seconds at 196.27 mph. I thought wrong.
Drag racing is known for incredible speeds, and sometimes incredible mechanical failures. This supercharger explosion from Alaska Raceway Park nearly ended very, very poorly for the cameraman filming it.
I’m a big fan of today’s eclipse. It hit my little patch of land during the brightest part of the day, partially obscuring the sun and providing very welcome shade. But our sadly partial view of the natural eclipse was not as cool as the world’s fastest Mitsubishi Eclipse, which has over 1,200 horsepower.
Right in the middle of all the GT-Rs, Porsches and Lamborghinis that showed up to the Heuberger Subaru Pikes Peak Air Strip Attack at Colorado Springs Airport earlier this month was a seemingly humble 1994 Acura Integra driven by one Myles Kerr. But this is no ordinary Integra.
Here’s a car with an engine that is loud. In addition to being very powerful, putting some 2,700 horsepower to the rear tires from its whipple screw-supercharged 540 cubic inches, it is very loud. Of all engines, this is one of the louder ones.
There’s no such thing as too much power, just not a strong enough car.
Dutter Racing built one of the most wicked Audi 90s I’ve ever seen for Speed Race Fehring 2017. It was so fast that it added additional lightness on its drag run. Wow! Colin Chapman would be so proud.
Famed YouTube speed-redneck Cleetus McFarland came up with a new kind of drag racing for his “Cleetus and Cars” event: Demolition Derby Drag Racing. Line up two beaters at the start line, and then let ‘er rip—fastest car wins. The only catch is, the two competitors have to make contact before the finish line.
Watch as this twin-turbo Hemi Corvette lifts up in praise and soars straight into heaven. The car (and thankfully not the driver, who is fine) is with the angels now.
Count to six. That’s how long it takes for AMS Performance’s monstrosity of a Nissan GT-R to run the quarter mile. That’s not just quick, it’s terrifying.
A thousand feet down the track, the supercharger on Sean Belt’s nitro-burning iron big block Chevy exploded. Here’s as good a view of that explosion as you’re gonna get.
I have never been more jealous of high school shop than I am now. Look at this badass S-10, complete with an LS swap and a 400-shot nitrous setup, built entirely by high school kids.
Last Friday, Leah Pritchett broke the Top Fuel national time record with a ludicrously quick 3.658-second pass at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, reaching a ridiculous 329.34 mph in that short time. Here’s everything she and her team had to remember to get out of the way to prepare for such a run.
Winning is great and all, but what you really want is to win with some style.
Everybody has their own idiosyncratic set of criteria when it comes to buying a car. I have a weird space-utilization fetish, for example. If you’re someone who’s really into width, specifically tire width, your next car purchase is already decided. That’s because the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will have…
Few car nerds get as pissed about a digression from tradition as Corvette fans, which is why I absolutely adore this pristine 1968 ‘Vette with a Cummins 6BT diesel swap. Also, it rips.