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Electric Miata drag race car does burnout

Electric Miata Smokes Tesla Model S P85: Video

It’s no secret that one of the great keys to speed is lightness, and the Miata has that in spades—even when converted to electric drive as the drag monster in this video is. So it’s perhaps no surprise the Miata demolishes the Tesla Model S on the drag strip. But it’s still... read more

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Diesel drag truck crashes spectacularly

Diesel Drag Truck Destroys Track In High-Speed Crash: Video

If you've ever doubted the might of a highly tuned diesel pickup, let this video put that to rest, even as it plants the seeds of a nightmare in your mind. Rolling coal and... read more April 18, 2014 by


 
AMS Performance 'Madness' hearse is scary fast

Watch A Turbo Hearse Run A 9-Second Quarter Mile: Video

If you’ve died and don’t want to be late to your own funeral, this is your ride. Built by AMS Performance, this turbocharged Caprice hearse claims to be the... read more April 9, 2014 by


 
Woman proves cars can be fun at any age

Your Grandma Isn't This Cool: Video

A lot of people think that aging is, somehow, a bad thing. Sure, it beats the alternative, but the fun drains out of life as the time does, right? As this enthusiastic woman... read more April 3, 2014 by


 
Moits Racing driver Paul Mouhayet saves it when the car's chutes fail

Drag Racer Makes Awesome Save When 250-MPH Car's Chutes Fail: Video

There are times in racing when you know things have gone wrong, but there's no time to worry--you just have to jump in and deal with it, or end up crashed, or worse. This... read more March 18, 2014 by


 
Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale takes on Porsche 911 Turbo at the drag strip

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Stradale Drag Races Porsche 911 Turbo: Video

The Lamborghini Gallardo will soon be replaced by the new Huracán, but that doesn't mean it's obsolete just yet--in fact, it appears to have something to offer against... read more March 11, 2014 by


 
Front-drive drag car blows a tire on the dyno

Front-Wheel Drive Drag Car Blows Tire, Self-Destructs On Dyno

While it might seem like a pretty safe environment, dynos pack a lot of hidden danger. From roasting trunk occupants with flames to blowing engines to shredding tires, the... read more February 12, 2014 by


 
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... read more February 10, 2014 by


 
Two Tesla Model Ses face off in the quietest drag race ever

The Quietest Drag Race Ever: Tesla Model S Vs. Tesla Model S

Earlier this week we brought you video of a Tesla Model S giving a 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray a run for its money on the straight strip. Today, there's no doubt the Model S... read more January 30, 2014 by


 
828-cubic-inch Ford V-8 dyno test

828ci Ford V-8 Turns 2,000 Naturally-Aspirated Horsepower On Dyno

If you think your engine has a lot of horsepower, you're wrong. Few automotive engines can hold a candle to this 828-cubic-inch Ford "mountain motor" which, according to... read more January 2, 2014 by


 
Twin-engine 1932 Ford sedan delivery hot rod up for sale at Hemmings

2,500-Horsepower, Twin-V-8 Ford Hot Rod For Sale

You want something unique to cruise around town in, you say? You'd like something with a decent amount of horsepower, you say? You're not too concerned with waking up the... read more December 25, 2013 by


 
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


 
 

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