The Texas Mile saw its share of drama last month, but even without 200-plus-mph flips, there's a lot of action going on. Take this 234.6 mph run down the straight strip from the Evolution MotorSport EVT1500 997.1TT, for example.

Looking every inch the stock 911 from the outside, apart from the parachute, some blacked-out lights, custom wheels, and graphics, the caged and twin-turboed beast rockets off the line and on to near-escape-velocity speeds with a whoosh of boost that overrides even the fierce wind noise.