drag racing

 
Teaser for 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag race car

Order books now open for 50th anniversary 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag racer

The Chevrolet COPO Camaro will have some new competition at the dragstrip this year. Order books are now open for the 50th anniversary 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet—a purpose-built Mustang drag racer. The new Mustang Cobra Jet celebrates Ford dealer and racer Bob Tasca's original model, and... read more

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New Dodge Demon taken to a drag strip in California

This hero bought a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and went straight to the dragstrip

Irwindale Raceway in California is home to a number of racing surfaces. One of the most popular is the eighth-mile dragstrip. On certain nights, anyone interested can bring... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons invading dealers in the U.S. and Canada

The 2018 Dodge SRT Demon begins shipping to dealers in the U.S. and Canada today, and it is being offered with some accessories and options that we didn't know about... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
ETS Nissan GT-R pushes deeper into six-second territory

There's a new Nissan GT-R quarter-mile king

Modified versions of the Nissan GT-R are going faster and faster. Recently, the team from the West Chicago-based AMS Performance set a new low (that's a good thing here) when... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
A Lamborghini Aventador SV lost to a Tesla Model X in the quarter mile

Lamborghini Aventador SV drag races Tesla Model X and Model S, loses to one

This is gasoline versus electricity. This is V-12 wail versus motor hum. This is a Lamborghini Aventador SV facing down a pair of Teslas on a quarter-mile dragstrip. First up... read more August 23, 2017 by


 
This is the world's fastest Mitsubishi Evo

This 1,700-hp Mitsubishi Evo is the quickest in the world

The Mitsubishi Evo is a pretty wild machine. It is basically an excellent powertrain wrapped around a mediocre interior. You buy it because you want to go fast, and that's... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
1965 Honda S600 makes 1,200 horsepower and runs 7-second quarter miles

This 1965 Honda S600 makes 1,200 hp and runs 7-second quarter miles

For two years back in the mid 1960s, Honda produced a fun little sports car that wore the name S600. You could get it as a coupe or a roadster, and power was provided by a... read more June 2, 2017 by


 
Calvo Motorsports Dodge Viper makes nearly 1700 horsepower on pump gas

This General Lee Dodge Viper makes 1,700 horsepower on pump gas

The dearly departed Dodge Viper makes 645 horsepower from its V-10 engine. That's so much more power than most people can handle. For others, like the Calvo Motorsports team... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
A 1,700-horsepower Nissan GT-R hiding a trick for staging while drag racing

This 1,700-hp Nissan GT-R has a trick to stage properly at the drag strip

Staging a car at a drag strip is an art form. You line up so you have your car exactly where you want it to try and extract tenths of a second as you blast off down the... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Ford Focus RS faces Shelby GT350

Ford Focus RS challenges Mustang Shelby GT350 at the dragstrip

Place your bets, ladies and gents. What will it be? The turbocharged, 4-cylinder, all-wheel-drive, Ford Focus RS pushing 350 horsepower, or the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 with... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
Watch a Plymouth Belvedere lose its rear end at the drag strip

Watch a Plymouth Belvedere lose its rear end at the dragstrip

Inch forward. The first staging light goes from inky blackness to a brilliant blot of bright yellow. It's telling you to keep moving forward just a little more. There's the... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

How fast is the Dodge Demon on pump gas, in Eco mode?

We all know the lofty claims. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the fastest production car in the quarter mile with a time of 9.65 seconds and in the 0-60 mph sprint at... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
A twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Huracan making 1,493 whp

This twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracán makes 1,439 hp at the wheels and runs 8s

High horsepower figures and low quarter mile times are the order of the day of late. Some of that is owed to all of the Dodge Demon news, while other flashes of interest are... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The 2018 Dodge Demon's NHRA ban is hype

Everybody, including Dodge, needs to stop saying the Demon's banned from the dragstrip by the NHRA, because it's not. It can be banned for a day because it's too damn fast... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
Corvette Dragster crash

Watch a 4,000-hp Corvette dragster try to fly

Four thousand horsepower is quite a lot to manage even for the most serious drivers on the planet. And every time a drag racer climbs into the cockpit, he or she knows... read more April 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

No more talking: 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs. the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1

The new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is just hitting the streets, and naturally people are stretching its legs. The obvious question on people's minds is how does the new Camaro... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
 

 
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