Tag Archives: Drag Racing

This 2000 Horsepower Toyota Straight Six Has Nothing To Do With The Supra

This car crossed my Instagram feed the other day and I didn’t think much of it. Oh, cool, I thought, another 2JZ swap. Whatever. Oh, but I was wrong. No JZs here. This is a 1FZ, a giant 4.5-liter iron-block truck motor that few Americans think about.

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Sebring International Raceway in Florida announced Thursday that three weeks after jet-dragster racer Kat Moller died during an exhibition run there, the track will hold its regular Thursday-night drags session that’s open to the public next week on Dec. 6. All of the proceeds from the event will go to Moller’s family.

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Watch Daniel Abt Drive An Electric Audi RS3 To A Reverse Land Speed Record

Schaeffler Group is an incredibly large automotive components conglomerate. It owns companies which produce everything from tires and belts to wheel bearings and EV motors. It is also title sponsor of the Schaeffler Abt Audi Formula E team. As a way of activating that sponsorship, the team built a wild all-wheel drive…

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This Is What Happens When a Drag Racer’s Parachutes Fail

Just in case you’re skeptical about just how much work a drag racer’s parachutes do to slow down a speeding car, here’s an excellent demonstration. Even though they’re not making that hot caliper-on-rotor contact of the brakes, a car’s drag chutes are incredibly important, as you can see right here on Pro Mod racer…

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Buying an Old NASCAR Stock Car Seems Like a Good Idea

That is, it does until the engine blows up.

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Watch a Kawasaki Ninja H2R Best a Tesla, Lotus, Aston Martin, F1 Car, and Fighter Jet in a Drag Race

My ideal race is a drag race, and with none of the nonsense about classes, just bring any vehicle and let’s have it out. So this race, between a Kawasaki Ninja H2R, a modified Tesla Model S, a Lotus Evora GT430, an Aston Martin Vantage, a Formula One car, a fuckin’ fighter jet, and some other plane, comes close. Just…

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Golf GTI vs Up! GTI is a Fair Fight

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…

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Why It’s Hard To Match Magazine 0-60 Times 

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…

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Watch The New Corvette ZR1 Dust A Dodge Demon At The Drag Strip

The 808 horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon is basically good for one thing: ripping insanely quick quarter mile times. As this drag battle with Chevy’s new Corvette ZR1 shows, sometimes there is more to victory than what is on a spec sheet.

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This 600 HP Audi RS3′s 9.83-Second Quarter Mile Introduced Me To The Word ‘Frisson’

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.

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