World’s Fastest Manual Nissan R34 GT-R Sets New Record
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by Brad Anderson
4d ago
Many of the world’s most powerful and fastest Skyline GT-Rs call Australia home. During the recent GT-R Festival, the world’s quickest manual R34 GT-R set a new quarter-mile benchmark. Tuners are able to extract upwards of 2,000 hp from Nissan’s famed RB engine. While classic Nissan Skyline GT-Rs remain a rather rare sight in the U.S., they are far more commonplace in Australia. In fact, the country has a huge GT-R scene thanks to the variety of Skylines Nissan sold in the country new and the ease of importing ones straight from Japan. In late May, the Sydney Dragway hosted the annual G ..read more
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Twin-Turbo Lambo Driver Dodges Disaster With Epic Save
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by Brad Anderson
1w ago
The heavily modified supercar came within inches of slamming into a wall. Spectators who witnessed the close call cheered as the driver pulled off the remarkable save. While it’s unclear how many horses the Huracan had, these tuned models often push 1,500 hp or more. The driver of a twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Huracan has pulled off a stunning save at a rolling drag race event in Australia, narrowly avoiding a wall that would have destroyed the Italian exotic. The close call happened last week at Sydney Motorsport Park while the Huracan lined up against a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII fo ..read more
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BMW M240i Crashes After Hitting 170 MPH, Driver Walks Away Unharmed
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by Stephen Rivers
1w ago
A BMW M240i xDrive owner crashed his car after reaching 170 mph (274 km/h) at the drag strip with several cameras filming. He walked away unscathed but the car has likely seen its last days on the road or the track. The video is a sobering reminder of how far modern safety gear has come and how important it is to reserve this driving for the track. Going racing is an exciting prospect for most but sometimes things go wrong quickly. For one driver in a BMW M240i, his trip to the drag strip ended with a dramatic high-speed accident that ended his day but, thankfully, not his life. He caught ..read more
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Lightning Strikes! Ford F-150 Crushes Tesla Cybertruck In Sand Drag Race
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by Thanos Pappas
2w ago
A new video shows a sand drag race between the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Tesla Cybertruck. The Ford is the clear winner, although we don’t know the specifications of each electric truck. Besides the power output, the AWD electronics and the tires play a decisive role in this kind of terrains. An intriguing duel unfolded earlier this week in Washington between a Ford F-150 Lightning and a Tesla Cybertruck. The rival electric trucks faced off in a drag race on the sand, with the Ford clinching a decisive victory. At the race’s outset, the heavyweight EVs grappled with traction issues i ..read more
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Hennessey Lines Up Its 1,200 HP Ram TRX Mammoth Against The Ford GT For A Drag Race
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by Brad Anderson
2w ago
While this Ram has twice the horsepower of the Ford GT, it also weighs twice as much. Hennessey launched its Mammoth 1200 to send off the TRX in style. The Ram is four-wheel drive while the Ford sends its 647 horses through the rear wheels. Not long after Hennessey showed its special Ram 1500 TRX Mammoth 1200 racing a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the tuner has joined forces with automotive content creator Shmee150 to race its ultimate TRX against his Ford GT. On paper, the Ram 1500 TRX has the advantage. Its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 has been overhauled by Hennessey and now includes a new su ..read more
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Four Super ICE SUVs Challenge The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N EV
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by Stephen Rivers
3w ago
Super SUVs are proving that they can be just as quick as some performance cars in a straight line. Lining them up side by side gives us a chance to see how they compare during the race. The slowest car here takes only 12.3 seconds to do the quarter-mile dance. Modern automotive technology enables feats of performance once thought to be impossible for most cars. For example, super SUVs not only exist but they’re objectively very fast. Hagerty brought a diverse lineup to Willow Springs for this test. The group included the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, the sole electric model with 641 hp (477 kW). I ..read more
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Can The Nissan Z Nismo Hold A Candle To The BMW M2?
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by Sebastien Bell
3w ago
The Nissan Z Nismo goes head-to-head against the BMW M2 in a test of acceleration and handling. While the German car has more power, it also weighs a little more Despite that, the race doesn’t end up being close at all. On paper, the Nissan Z NISMO and the BMW M2 look like they make pretty good rivals. Where one has more power, the other is lighter, and despite the difference in what the badges are worth, the prices are pretty similar, too. But Edmunds has some bad news for all Nissan fans out there. In its latest U-Drag Race, the outlet pits the sports cars against one another in a qua ..read more
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This Texan Mazda RX-7 Swapped Its Japanese Soul For Top Speed
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by Thanos Pappas
3w ago
The second-gen Mazda RX-7 swapped its rotary engine for a Camaro LS1 V8 producing 400 hp. The custom bodykit includes wide fenders with wheel covers, a Lambo Murcielago-sourced bumper, and a long-tail spoiler. The owner wants to take the heavily-modified RX-7 to the Texas Mile in order to test its top speed. The world of tuned Mazda RX-7s is a saturated landscape, overflowing with wannabe speed demons. But every now and then, a rebel emerges like this Texan. The second-gen RX-7 isn’t content with the rotary’s signature wail – it craves the heavy metal anthem of a V8 heart ripped straight ..read more
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Hennessey Sends Off Ram TRX With 1,200 HP Mammoth And Z06 Drag Race
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by Brad Anderson
1M ago
The Ram’s modified 6.2-liter supercharged V8 now runs on E85 Hennessey ditched the off-road accessories of the Mammoth 1000 to save weight and improve performance While the Corvette Z06 is at a big power disadvantage, it performs valiantly against the TRX The Ram 1500 TRX redefined what we thought was possible from a pickup truck and the crew from Hennessey Performance have just turned things up to a new level with the release of its Mammoth 1200 package for the TRX. For a couple of years now, the Texas tuner has been selling a Mammoth 1000 package for the pickup, which, as you may have ..read more
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Finally Answered! Can A Tesla Cybertruck Towing A Porsche Really Beat A 911?
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by Sebastien Bell
1M ago
At its launch, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed the Cybertruck could beat a Porsche 911 through the quarter-mile while towing a 911. The claim has been litigated many times since then, but it is finally being put to the test in a new video. Will the Cybertruck be able to beat a Porsche through the quarter-mile while towing a 911? Will it even be able to beat it through the eighth-mile? Since the launch of the Tesla Cybertruck last year, one of the claims that has received the most attention was Elon Musk’s assertion that the EV can beat a Porsche 911 through the quarter-mile, while towing a 91 ..read more
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