I waltz down memory lane, while David Hauser in his GP2 Formula car rockets toward me.
When Ferrari only has to play by the rules it sets, it crafts a 1,039-horsepowered, multi-million dollar missile for a handful of lucky drivers.
A short, 30-second clip has gone mega viral in which a semi truck jumps a lowly F1 car in spectacular fashion.
Lotus may be in some trouble, but that doesn’t mean its products haven’t cultivated a cult-like following, like Ben Pengson's wide-body 2008 Lotus Exige S.
A Lamborghini spins at 228 mph and it lives to tell the tale.
Today, the automaker has set its own design language, further distancing itself from the badge-engineering days of yesteryear, and is now creating a slew of handsome luxury offerings that, even though Cadillac may still feel it, don’t look old. Think of it like Donald Trump if he dressed like Lil Wayne.
Even halfway across the world, the desire for more power is ubiquitous.
A backflip goes wrong and we go along for the wild ride. Nobody was injured in the making of the video. Only egos.
A group of bikers provoke the cops to chase them in real life Grand Theft Auto.
The record-breaking Cadillac CTS-V has done it again, breaking it's own record and setting a new one.
Office Gymkhana is the next big thing and you didn’t even know it.
We may no longer have the Boss 302, but Ford saw our disappointment and delivered a Shelby GT350 with a flat-plane V-8 and a 8,200 RPM redline. We're impressed.
Cadillac may be finally getting its groove back, but the 9.157-run would have been much more impressive if it was done in the wagon. Just sayin’.
Toyota takes a 2015 Camry, does a delicious bait and switch and plops a 600-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 under the hood of the very inconspicuous looking car.
At 220 mph, you lose control of your GT-R hurtling off the tarmac into the dirt. What would you do?
A 507-horsepowered C63 AMG Black Series may seem like a sufficient performance car, but the brains at Weistec Engineering feel otherwise, taking their Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack 7 to almost 800 horsepower.
Rolling coal is the new, hip thing in diesel fanaticism and far from the last thing I vaguely remember rolling. A purpose-built mega truck spouting thick, black smoke--sign us up.
Hennessey is taking the 2015 Mustang GT and launching it across the performance bows of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Corvette Z06. Grab the popcorn, 'cus this is gonna be good.
Take an engine from a Ford F-150. Mix it with a bit of American racing history-a la GT40. Let it loose to tuners. Reap the benefits of 2,000 reliable horses.
A 1,200-horsepower Restomod Pontiac Firebird may seem like a bad buy, but once you see this black beauty, you'd drop $90,000 too.
Motor Trend's new World's Greatest Drag Race has been released, and last years' winner has been dethroned.
A 4,000-rpm pull turns sooty when the engine out powers the dyno.
A 16-year-old girl fulfills her passion of racing in Hot Rod's Drag Week by running her 1,200-horsepower Camaro in the 9s.
NOS spells disaster for Ram in quest for 2,000 horsepower.
Scion Tuner Challenge is in full swing and each team is plugging away at their builds for SEMA 2014.
Did you know a dystopian car show existed? It started as a Mad Max gathering. Now has grown into an apocalyptic extravaganza.
Hyundai, which has a large line-up coming to SEMA, has dropped some juicy details on the 2014 Genesis build from Blood Type Racing, Inc. (BTR), a Chicago-based builder. The car will be unveiled in Las Vegas on November 4, and we can’t wait to cover it.
Tesla’s update for the Model S includes all-wheel drive, two motors, 691 horsepower and the next step in vehicle automation. This is the future, and it isn’t looking half bad.
Bentley isn’t known for ludicrous amounts of speed, but that doesn’t mean it should be barred from the drag strip. This Bentley has a 3100-horsepower motor between the front fenders that can rocket the beast to 200 mph in just seven seconds.
The car in questions is a hopped-up Aventador in a light blue hue with all the hallmarks of a Liberty Walk car. We’ve already highlighted the car during a preview piece, but the latest, and quite excruciatingly short, video shows the car in its sweet, sweet metal.
Ken Block, YouTube sensation of four-wheel insanity, dropped a video earlier today with a hellish creation right out of the depths of every boy’s automotive wet dream. Take a badass 2014 Ford Raptor, remove the wheels and add some tank-like treads. What sort of monstrosity do you cook up?
The Z06 and GT-R couldn’t be more wildly different. However, both offer similar performance for a similar price. Which would you choose?
Falling in love with a car can have long term, sometimes devastating effects. Chris secured his love affair when he bought a 1-of-12 orange Viper TA, succeeding at fulfilling a childhood dream.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 rockets to 60 mph in just 2.95 seconds. This puts the world’s supercars on notice.
A mid-engine Corvette has been cycled through the rumor mill more times than that stripper rumored to go all the way for just an extra five bucks. The scribes over at Car and Driver say they have surmised that the next-gen Vette will have to be a mid-engine American supercar because the current C7 is tapped out of all the power it can produce.
Today’s car destroying, high speed franchise is Fast & Furious. We like to think we could all be the next Dominic Toretto—have you seen the parking lot of a movie theater after a Fast & Furious movie? It’s hilarious. Refill the popcorn on the way out, park at the edge of the lot and enjoy the hilarity as stock Honda Civics try to drift.
Lotus may be in some trouble, but that doesn’t mean its products haven’t cultivated a cult-like following, like Ben Pengson's wide-body 2008 Lotus Exige S.
A new car from Lotus breathes hope into the fumbling automaker.
When looking for the latest and greatest drag racing information, there is no better place to get that than at Drag Week 2014. These are guys who are experts by trial and error and you can ask each and everyone of them the same question and get a different answer—because each have their own, unique experience.
This new video from Ford Racing and Roush Yates Engines shows that there is more to building NASCAR engines than just cramming something between the fake fenders of something that sorta, but not really, resembles a Toyota Camry.
While the company has been in some naming/ownership disputes in the last few years, that hasn’t stopped Saleen—the man and the company—from setting its sights on the next-generation, all new 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The car will be called the S302 and should break cover sometime leading up to this year’s SEMA show. Three trims will be available—White, Yellow and Black Label—in both coupe and convertible forms.
There are some roads that are legends in the motoring community—a bucket list for petrol heads, tuners and anyone with even a whiff of automotive fanaticism in their thick, black and oily blood.
What would you do with a free Scion FR-S, and $15,000 and three months to modify it? And no, an LS3 engine swap is not a sufficient answer.
Boom! The rumor mill is at it again, this time with rumors swirling around that the updated Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ will ditch rear-wheel drive exclusivity for a potentially hotter—and more expensive⎯version. T
With the aim to be the world’s best drivers’ car on the track, the P1 GTR has high hurdles and high expectations. While the slower P1 has 903 horsepower, the race-reading P1 GTR pumps out 986 horsepower from its 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 engine and electric motor.
Is Larry Larson’s street-legal, drag-race-dominating Chevrolet S-10 the world’s fastest road car? You damn well better believe it, buddy. If you don't, go back to crying over your keyboard in your mom's basement while you argue the 1991 Mercury Topaz was the #GREATESTCAREVER!
We first laid eyes on this build, a 1971 Penske-Donohue Sunoco Javelin replica, while it sat at Hanksville Hot Rods waiting for the exhaust system to be completed. When we saw it for the second time at the KBPI Rock 'n Roll Car Show at Bandimere Speedway, we knew we needed to spend some one-on-one time with her.
The German automaker’s latest two-minute ad turns a European roundabout into the perfect M235i playground. Five arrest-me-red BMWs race around performing drifting tricks and high-speed antics while a crowd of surprised onlookers gawk and record the action.
Liberty Walk, the tuner that has brought classic Japanese heritage and styling to today’s supercars, is setting its sights on another Italian automaker’s top performer—the Lamborghini Aventador.
The fine scribes over at Motor Trend had the great opportunity of slipping behind the wheel of the refreshed 2015 Ford Focus ST. Color us just a bit jealous. While they weren’t lucky enough to take it for a spin, sneaking behind a restaurant in Ann Arbor, Mich., to check out the goods, their take away does make us quite excited to get behind the wheel of our own.
For most of us, there is a great thrill in watching cars race. There is an excitement, the feeling of competition and man and machine feverishly fighting it out to see who the winner is. No matter how often we say how exciting racing is, we cannot help but enjoy the crashes that come along with it.
Ferrari is a company known for exclusivity and wringing their customers out of more money with every special edition they release. With the current batch of Italian supercars apparently looking a little long in the tooth, Autoblog has let slip that a production version of the Pininfarina Sergio is coming—in limited, Ferrari-like quantities.
Day one of Drag Week is over and there has been plenty of excitement already. With 310 cars flying down the track the first day alone, the week is guaranteed to be action packed. There are cars of all flavors taking part, from classic Corvettes to modified, late-model Ram pickup trucks. While competition is fierce, the first day was for drivers to get used to the track and their machines on the strip.
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.
It is a world many of us are in denial of living. We knew the time was coming, but we’d hoped that some sort of salvation would have been procured by now. Instead, things have only began to appear more drastic … more dismayed. We heard the warning cries. The warnings that our paradise could not last—it was unsustainable and we were crazy for even thinking that it would continue forever uninterrupted. We turn our heads away, shaking them in disbelief.
Car control is key in a race. Precision, high-speed maneuvers are paramount to success. Car control while violently spinning on the main straight of Road Atlanta—well, that takes some big cojones.
We’ve been following T1 Race Development’s 2000-horsepower R35 GT-R for some time now. Purpose built to Godzilla-smash quarter- and half-mile ETs and mile-per-hour records, T1’s GT-R just laid down some massive dyno numbers, which are beautifully highlighted in a new video produced and edited by our own Stuart Leiby of T1.
The Nürburgring is one of the most dangerous racetracks in the world and it has claimed numerous lives of race car drivers over the years. But what makes the track so unique is that it’s not only used as a road for passenger cars, but also, on track days, almost any car can go out and tackle the monster.
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.
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.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the staple of the automotive community, the roadster that redefined all roadsters for the modern era. Since it bowed in 1989, automakers have been trying to capitalize on the niche market Mazda had carved out for itself, though many, like the BMW Z3 and Z4 and Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky have failed.
Bought by Brian’s father in the mid-1980s, the C2 Corvette has lived quite the exciting life. Modifying cars in the 1960s and 70s was popular amongst sports car aficionados—and this C2 was not spared from such fate. Just after it was ordered in 1965 it was modified for autocross racing. To accomplish this, the previous owner cut and widened the fiberglass fenders for larger 315-section tires.
There are some cars that come along and become instant legends. Icons of a time long forgotten. In the late 1960s, Ford and Ferrari were two behemoths battling it out for world domination on the racetrack. Ford was dominating the race circuit, putting a level of hurt on Ferrari that the Italian automaker never expected. In 1967, Ferrari’s aim changed to just one goal—win; and the Ferrari 330 P4 was born.
Fan-made automotive commercials are usually better than what the advertising gurus hired by the automakers can create. Official advertising has to abide by a certain set of rules and laws and corporate expectations to get a very specific message across to possible consumers.
This video, taken inside the insane Audi S1 Group B rally racing shows driver Josef Berez at a Slovakian Hill Climb event. While it is amazing to watch him power the beast on the track making it look so effortless, the real gem to the video is the amazing sound.
Ridiculous. That would be the first word that comes to mind when watching the video of a heavily modified school bus rocketing down the drag strip, front wheels pawing at the air as flames and sparks shoot out from various orifices.
Rumor has it—try to get that song out of your head now—that a new Mazdaspeed 3 will be bowing soon to satisfy our automotive loins. When the Mazdaspeed 3 disappeared into the night without even a goodbye kiss, many were worried if we would see it again. Now, rumors are swirling that the new Mazda 3 is already receiving a refresh in 2016, and a Mazdaspeed version will drop for the 2017 model year.
The short clip opens with a BMW already rocketing several feet above the race course, cresting a hill. The car’s nose begins to dive, appearing to travel over 150 feet before making a very gruesome landing.
The Lamborghini Aventador is the Italian automakers current top offering. Powered by a 6.5-liter, V-12 engine straight from the depths of hell itself, the Aventador produces an earth-shattering 691 horsepower. The supercar already has killer looks, resembling that of a praying mantis or some other angular creature from the Cretaceous period long ago extinct. That doesn’t mean, though, that there aren’t some out there who want to add a smidge of personalization to their new supercar.
Unlike the kit available for the Aventador-V, Vorsteiner’s McLaren kit is much more subdued in presence. It’s first commercial offering since the legendary McLaren F1, the British automaker has stunned the supercar world with 12C.
This 2000-horsepower GT-R is being built for one purpose: speed. Our contact over with T1 has passed on some details as the build comes closer to completion.
Cutting up a Ferrari 458 Italia would register on the sacrilegious scale somewhere around the same place dropping a Chevrolet Big Blog into a Ford would, but Wataru Kato, owner of Liberty Walk Performance, doesnâ€™t believe that a chopped-up 458 is a bad thing.
Late Model Racecraft's latest twin-turbo C7 Corvette run came in at 9.950 seconds at 144.46 mph. A large improvement over the 10.29 at 139 mph previously recorded a few weeks before the record-breaking run.
Midwest Drift Union held its round four event—aptly titled Streets of Detroit—during the Dream Cruise. The broken, abandoned central train station made for the perfect backdrop for the race on empty Detroit streets.
The Japanese WRX takes the American-standard 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine and ups the power to 269 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, up from 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. In the S4, power is sent through Subaru’s Sport Lineartronic continuously variable transmission to all four wheels.
A source budding up with Road & Track has leaked that the Ford Focus RS will be coming to our shores, but with a unique feature—all-wheel drive.
Now that the M4 is soon to hit dealership lots, it is a great time to look at what exactly the sports car has to offer. Wearing the M badge, the M4 has a lot of history to consider if it is going to be one of the future greats of BMW performance.
In light of a recent revelation that the new Lamborghini Huracán out performs its bigger and more expensive brother, it has not deterred anyone from tinkering under the hood of an Aventador and adding some hefty exterior modifications.
Allegedly, an RX-7 will bow in 2017, which marks the semicentennial of Mazda’s first rotary powered car, the Mazda Cosmo Sport. An RX-9 is then supposed to come in 2020, celebrating the automaker’s 100th anniversary.
The Volkswagen Bus has become the symbol of the flower power, peace-not-war, love child of the 1960s. You recollect the 1960s and there is the Bus, peacefully lumbering along as a staple of automotive innovation during that tumultuous time in American history. One would not expect to pull up alongside one and have it rocket away with 700 horsepower under the hood. Granted, most VW buses aren’t owned by Phil Mizzi.
Standing out in the Ford Mustang world is hard. With millions sold over its 50-year history, it seems like everyone and their mother owns one, or has owned one at one point. It’s America’s sports car that exudes styling and performance almost unlike anything else ever offered. Take Mark Sullivan’s custom 1965 fastback Mustang for instance. This two-tone screamer is far from ordinary. With a black-on-orange paint scheme and a slammed appearance, the Mustang turns heads wherever it is.
The only thing to drop quicker than our jaws when we learned the price of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was our collective panties. For the low, low price of $78,995 you can get into the driver’s seat of a new Corvette Z06—and probably divorce court. The convertible starts at $83,995—a new offering on the high-performance car.
The new Z could be the first fruitions of the Nissan-Renault/Daimler partnership that formed in 2010. It was rumored at the time that Daimler—and Mercedes-Benz—would be supplying Nissan-Renault with four- and six-cylinder engines. Could the turbo four from the CLA AMG make its way into the new Z? Only time will really tell.
There is a certain beauty in the odd and marginalized. The unique and not quite right. It draws stares and enthusiasts like moths to an open flame. These cars aren’t fit for just any admirer, but one who eschews a unique vibe all their own.
We all get itches from time to time. Some are just a burning desire for something more in life. Others should be checked out by a trained medical professional. But we digress. While many Lamborghinis come packed with horsepower and racing prowess, there are often times when no amount of satisfaction can be attained by a car enthusiast from just a stock car. It is a carryover from the weekend wrenchers and race car drivers from a time when engines and transmissions could be easily swapped, percolating some of the best sleeper machines to date.
Oh, do we long for a new Toyota Supra. Like bad, man. Yet, Toyota has gotten in the teasing game with the FT-1 Vision Concept. Delicately releasing images of the sick-looking concept that we can only dream will one day be built for our sports car enjoyment.
On Saturday, Aug. 16, the combined effort of English Racing and Extreme Turbo Systems took their GT-R R35, using the Extreme Turbo Systems’ GT-R turbo kit, to a new level of performance at the Buschur Shootout at Summit Motorsports Park. The first of several seven-second runs came for driver Lucas English of English Racing. With 1,800 horsepower available, pulsating through all four tires, the ETS GT-R R35 rocketed down the strip, leaving a trail of rubber in its wake. The ETS GT-R R35 clocked its first run of 7.806 seconds at 182.45 mph—the quickest of the day. Not only was it a GT-R world record, which was previously held by ETS anyways, but also a personal best for English.
While on location at the Hennessey Performance Engineering facility in Sealy, TX, for the event known as TX2K, the weather simply wouldn’t cooperate, so we were forced to pack up and entertain ourselves elsewhere. With our britches drenched, the #TeamRevv gear stashed in the transport and our sights set on the streets of Houston, Revvolution president Ryan Randels decided we had nothing else to lose and struck up a quick conversation with TX2K organizer, Peter Blach. Within a few moments, Peter worked his power of persuasion and convinced John Hennessey, the owner of the American tuning powerhouse, to grant us a brief thirty minutes with his latest creation.