The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is about to bid adieu, galloping off into the race-red sunset, replaced by something more competitive with the Porsche 911. The SLS brought back a classic look that only Mercedes could pull off—gullwing doors. We may never see another car with them again from the German automaker, but that doesn’t mean legions of loyal fans and tuners are going to let the car disappear without a proper send off.
We filmed this leviathan, the mysterious, almost biblical in size machine, before it headed off to compete in the 2014 Drag Week. We saw the Nova’s first shakedown at the KBPI Car Show a few weekends ago. Once we saw it, we knew we had to shoot it.
Turbo cars are kind of like superheroes. They’re mild mannered, quiet and basically invisible to the public. But with a little prodding, they spin up fast and then the competition gets their shit wrecked. Growing up in Colorado, Matt Frost wasn’t a superhero. But thanks to his dad introducing him to fast cars at an early age, Matt started down the road to owning his current ride, a street-driven, 6-second-capable twin-turbo ’67 Nova.
Quick ETs are key at any drag racing event. With the 10th Annual HOT ROD Drag Week underway, we are seeing some damn quick times already recorded. And that's what this week is all about: lightening fast times and monster power. Our friends over at HOT ROD have dived deep into Larry Larson's first full pass in his modified Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.
So there’s a really cool stanced VW Golf on Speedhunters.com right now. "Holy crap, stop the digital presses," you say. "There’s only like 10 million of those scraping their way down the world’s highways like a dog with an itchy ass, and you found one? Congrats!" Point taken and sarcasm noted.