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  • 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320

    Last year, Dodge dropped the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320—a mouthful of a name with a short quarter-mile time. Ahead of customer deliveries, Dodge announced on Tuesday that the car has been cleared to race in NHRA Stock and Super Stock competitions. Clearing the muscle car for racing in both categories means the Challenger R/T Scat pack 1320 must feature a class weight break of 8.72 and carry a minimum weight of 3,400 pounds. In the Stock Eliminator class, Dodge said the car will be ready to roll in the B Stock category. Drivers can move up or down in the A and C categories as well...

  • Modified McLaren 720S runs 8s at drag strip
    Modified McLaren 720S enters the 8s in the quarter-mile

    The McLaren 720S is an incredibly quick car straight from the factory but with some fairly standard mods it can be turned into an insanely quick machine.

  • Chrysler 300 SRT8 with Hellcat engine block
    Twin-turbo Chrysler 300 SRT8 sleeper hides Hellcat upbringings under the hood

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles never gave Hellcat power to the Chrysler 300 from the factory, but that didn't stop one owner from doing it themselves. YouTuber TalonTSi97 captured this 2014 300 SRT8 with a Hellcat engine block and twin turbochargers from Hellion. Needless to say, it's quite a beast. The...

  • Chevy eCOPO Camaro runs 9s at the drag strip
    Electric Chevy eCOPO Camaro breaks into 9-second territory

    Chevy had a 9-second quarter-mile time in its sights, and the electric eCOPO Camaro has done just that. The electric drag racer has clocked a 9.837-second run. Thanks to video published by DragZine on Monday, we can see how much the eCOPO has improved. Just a few weeks ago, the electric eCOPO...

  • Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro pulls a wheelie
    Electric Chevy eCOPO Camaro does wheelie on first dragstrip run, approaches 9s

    Chevrolet revealed its all-electric drag racer concept, the eCOPO Camaro, at the 2018 SEMA show last October, but now the race-prepped monster has made its first pass. Video published to YouTube last Monday shows the eCOPO Camaro makes hardly a peep as it launches off of the line and pulls a...

  • 2019 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
    2019 COPO Camaro marks 50 years of Chevy's dragstrip special

    Chevrolet's COPO Camaro dragstrip hero turns 50 next year, and the Bowtie brand is celebrating with its 2019 COPO Camaro. Unveiled late on Monday ahead of the formal debut Tuesday at the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the 2019 COPO Camaro will be available with special 50th anniversary touches that...

  • Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept

    Chevrolet is out to prove that cars like its Camaro have a bright future in the world of electrification, at least as far as the dragstrip is concerned. The automaker late on Monday unveiled the eCOPO Camaro concept ahead of the formal debut Tuesday at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The concept is entirely electric powered, driven by an electric motor providing more than 700 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, and it preview new technologies that could be coming to Chevrolet cars in the not too distant future. Developed with pioneering electric drag racing team Hancock and Lane Racing...

  • A superbike beats an F1 car, fighter jet, and Tesla Model S race car in a drag race
    Epic drag race sees fighter jet, F1 car, sport bike, and Tesla do battle

    With drag racing, there's always going to be winners and losers. It's a simple matter of getting to the finish line first and doing so by traveling in a straight line. One of the fastest ways to win a drag race, outside of an NHRA Top Fuel event, is with a race-ready sport bike. This remains true...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag race car
    2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet debuts with 5.2-liter supercharged V-8

    It was 50 years ago that Ford dealer and racer Bob Tasca came out with the original Mustang Cobra Jet. Now Ford has unveiled a 50th anniversary special based on the sixth-generation Mustang, and it's the fastest and most powerful Mustang drag racer ever offered by the factory. The big news is that...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320
    2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 revealed: long name, short quarter-mile times

    By the time you've digested and decoded the mouthful that is the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320's prolific name, rest assured the muscle car will be nearly halfway down a dragstrip. That's because the big naturally aspirated brute that debuted in Denver on Thursday is built for one-way...

  • 2019 Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat NHRA Funny Car
    2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat spawns NHRA Funny Car

    The recently updated 2019 Dodge Charger muscle sedan has just spawned a high-horsepower National Hot Rod Association Funny Car. It makes its competition debut this weekend at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar, which runs July 20-22 at Bandimere Speedway near Denver, Colorado. It...

  • Jack Beckman and the Infinite Hero Dodge Charger at the 2015 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
    The tides are changing: electric-car class coming to NHRA

    Someday, the drag strip will fall silent as the first set of electric dragsters lines up. The NHRA stopped short of setting a specific date, but the body will one day welcome electric racers. Glen Cromwell, current president of the NHRA, confirmed the governing body includes electric drag racing in...

  • Teaser for 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag race car

    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 there are numerous nods to the nameplate's past. Foremost, Ford will build just 68 non-VIN production cars to honor the 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet's model year. And you read that right, the Cobra Jet won't be street legal. Customers can select either Race Red or Oxford White to mimic Tasca's 1968 original...

  • Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge
    Roadkill Nights returning to Woodward Avenue this August

    The ever-popular Roadkill Nights event will once again descend upon Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Michigan, this August. Dodge will sponsor the event for the fourth year running, the brand said on Wednesday, with plans to offer rides in both the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models, among several...

  • Dodge-SRT Bondurant Drag Racing School for Demon owners
    Dodge-SRT rolls out complimentary drag racing school for Demon owners

    It's one thing to own a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but something entirely different to fundamentally understand how to unlock its potential at the dragstrip. Dodge and SRT want each Demon owner to tap their cars' potential, so much so that the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brands announced on...

  • 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 their car or truck to the track and see how it performs on this straight line of asphalt. For what might be the first time...

  • 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 previously. We reached out to Dodge do find out how many Demons have left the plant, and a spokeswoman told us that only a few dozen...

  • 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 it ran its GT-R into the six-second range in the quarter mile. Now the competitive set from ETS has reclaimed the throne but...

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

    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 is a Model X and then comes a Model S. It's a battle of about $150,000 versus well over $500,000. Unfortunately the owner of the $500,000 car is going to lose to one of them. Both Teslas in question here are P100D models. That means they're the Ludicrous Mode-having, all-wheel-drive versions that can rocket away from a standing start. The 100-kwh capacity battery works with a pair of motors to propel these vehicles from...

  • 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 why we love it. Tuners love it too because they can rework the 4G63 engine to make tremendous power. Extreme Tuners knows this...

  • 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 606-cc flat 4-cylinder engine. It produced a mighty 57 horsepower, and nobody at the time thought of it as a drag car. The...

  • 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, it's not even close to enough. Wearing a General Lee livery, the Calvo Motorsports Dodge Viper is designed to go very fast...

  • 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 strip. Some like staging deep while others run shallow. However, for some, staging is now moving beyond the art form and into the...

  • 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 526 hp from a good ol' fashioned V-8? That is the question ahead of watching the video above. After viewing the results are...

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