Tag Archives: Drag Racing

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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Here’s Why Pro Drag Racers’ Front Wheels Don’t Exactly Line Up

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.

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Funny Car Explodes

Jack Beckman’s funny car blew up today at New England Dragway during today’s NHRA qualifying, and yet the most fascinating part of the incident (other than, you know, a healthy Beckman walking away from it) is how calmly he reacts to it in the moments after his car blew up in his face:

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Watch A 10,000 Horsepower Engine Explode Right Off This Car In Super Slow-Mo

Terry McMillen’s top fuel dragster “Xtermigator” completely obliterated itself about four seconds into a race at the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag race in Houston last week. Watching it up close is equal parts beautiful and terrifying.

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