If you live the mod life, you know there are two schools of thought when it comes to engine size: bigger is better (‘Murica!), and big boost. But Reddit, ever-logical hub of wisdom and celebrity nudes, just birthed the craziest-ever combination of those two principles: someone’s building a 4-turbo, V-12 1GZ clone with 2 1JZ Supra engines.
Day two of TX2K14 returned to Texas World Speedway to crown the first champions of the TX2K Roll Race Nationals. Today, TWS lived up to its nickname, "The Worlds Fastest Speedway." A few decades ago, when the speedway was a bustling hub for sanctioned motorsport, it was dubbed the fastest speedway when Mario Andretti set a record speed of 214.158 mph, while qualifying for an Indy race. The top speed achieved today by contrast, was set by a road-fairing, fire spewing Bull, clocking in at an impressive 201 mph. Needless to say, it's fitting today's record was set by the eventual Unlimited Class winner.
When you think about Texas, what's the first thing that comes to mind? If it's high horsepower, you've come to the right place and we've done something right. It's only fitting that Texas throws an event of this caliber considering it also hosts two of the oldest and most well-known high-speed races, the Texas Mile and the Texas Invitational (TI). And, it’s home to what was once considered the fastest non-restrictor plate tracks on the NASCAR circuit with entry speeds in excess of 102 mph, and corner entry speeds over 200 mph. This makes it a perfect venue for TX2K. For the past 15 years, TX2K has kicked off the automotive season in March and has easily become one of Revvolution's favorite events of the year. Who needs a beach with a bunch of drunk college kids? It might just be us, but a mass gathering of some of the baddest cars in the nation sounds far more appealing.
Toyota recently created quite a bit of excitement with the unveiling of their FT-1 concept. It was a concept car, like any concept, designed to inject new life and vigor into the brand, and by all accounts, it has been a huge success by doing just that. Many of us assumed it to be the next generation of the Supra, which holds a special place in the heart of all of us who fell in love with the great Japanese sports cars of the 1990’s. Toyota has confirmed those assumptions, and announced that it will in fact be the new Supra.
As the end of the motorsport season draws near, we had the opportunity this past weekend to head out to the famous Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, for an event known as Import Face-off. With more than 40 national stops in the series, it’s becoming known as an automotive lifestyle staple. Import Face-off has established itself as the benchmark of import drag racing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and it certainly lived up to the hype.