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7,000-horsepower dirt dragster launches

7,000 Horsepower Top Fuel Dragster On Dirt: Yes, It's Crazy

Have you ever wanted to feel the exfoliating joy of a 40-foot-high, 300-foot-long sandblaster of a rooster tail? Then you want to get to know Dennis Rieck and his dirt-loving Top Fuel dragster, Hammerdown. When Rieck drops the hammer, sand flies. Everywhere. Why? Because he's dropping the hammer on... read more

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2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype

2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype Sells For $200k

A prototype version of the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag racer, possibly the last for the current-shape Mustang, was sold at auction last week for $200,000. That’s... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray runs 12.23 quarter-mile--and Hennessey will soon upgrade that

First Customer-Owned Corvette Stingray Runs 12.23 @ 114.88--Bone Stock: Video

Hennessey Performance Engineering does many things we envy, from the Venom GT to its ridiculous/awesome CTS-Vs. But this we don't so much envy--we've already driven the... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
1,100-horsepower Chevy Nova does a burnout...with a trailer

Watch An 1100-HP Car Do A Burnout, With A Trailer: Video

Burnouts are fun, but what about burnouts with trailers? 1320 Video caught just such a spectacle. The crew of a Chevy Nova participating in Hot Rod Drag Week decided to make... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
Extreme Ford Pinto does 345-foot wheelie

World's Coolest Pinto Does 345-Foot Wheelstand: Video

There are roughly 3.4 million reasons not to like the Ford Pinto, but there's one really, really good reason to like it: this. It's nowhere close to a stock Pinto, of course... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype

2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype Heading To Auction

The 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is a highly focused vehicle whose main goal is to run for a quarter-mile at a time as fast as possible. It's very good at doing this. That's... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
Chevy Camaro ZL1 narrowly avoids disaster at the drag strip

Quick Reactions Save Camaro ZL1 From Drag Strip Disaster

And now for something (maybe not so) completely unexpected. First, how does a Camaro ZL1 on bias ply slicks lose it altogether midway down a drag strip? Our bet is a poor... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
Snake and Mongoose

New 'Snake and Mongoose' Trailer Released, Movie Airs September 6: Video

Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen are two names that are forever intertwined. You might know this pair better by their nicknames; Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose"... read more July 22, 2013 by 


 
McLaren MP4-12C drag races Ferrari 458 Italia

McLaren MP4-12C Faces Off Against Ferrari 458 Italia At Drag Strip: Video

Which supercar is best? That's a common but complicated question. Is it the fastest? The quickest? The best-handling? The most well-rounded? The prettiest? The most visceral?... read more April 23, 2013 by 


 
2013 SRT Viper at the drag strip

2013 SRT Viper Hits The Drag Strip: Video

We know the 2013 SRT Viper comes with an 8.4-liter V-10, rated at 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. But how does that translate on the drag strip? Well, the guys... read more April 23, 2013 by 


 
Chevrolet Performance's rolling Camaro chassis - image: GM Corp

Chevrolet Offers Drag Racers A Camaro Rolling Chassis

If you missed your chance at getting one of the drag-strip-ready COPO Camaros that Chevrolet was building for 2013, the brand is giving drag racers a second chance (of... read more March 25, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro

Chevrolet Announces 2013 COPO Camaro Details

If you missed your chance to buy a drag-strip-ready COPO Camaro in 2012, here's some good news: the car will be produced for 2013, but in the same production run of just 69... read more March 7, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Runs The Quarter Mile In 12.371 Seconds: Video

The flagship of the Tesla Model S range, the Model S Performance, comes with a power rating of 301 kilowatts (416 horsepower) as well as an 85 kWh battery pack that the EPA... read more January 29, 2013 by 


 
Don Garlits pilots the High Tech Systems LLC electric dragster

Electric Drag Car & Don Garlits Light It Up In Eerie Silence

In yet another installment of our Electric Cars Don't Have To Be Boring Snoremobiles series, we have "Big Daddy" Don Garlits hitting the drag strip in a 1,500-kilowatt... read more January 7, 2013 by 


 
A crashed 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

Drag Racer Stacks His Ford Mustang Cobra Jet: Video

The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, which comes in normally-aspirated, supercharged and (now) twin-turbo variants, is designed with a singular purpose in mind: to get through the... read more November 14, 2012 by 


 
Chris Harris pits a Porsche 911 GT2 RS against a Ducati 1199 Panigale

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Takes On Ducati 1199 Panigale With Chris Harris (Again): Video

This summer, we brought you Chris Harris's last go around with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the Ducati 1199 Panigale superbike on the drag strip. As you'll remember, the Ducati... read more November 7, 2012 by 


 
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