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Chrome-Wrapped Lamborghini Aventador Puts On A Flamethrower Show 25
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Videos, Offbeat News, tuning, video on 11 25th, 2017


The ‘hot ride‘ term has a very literal meaning for the owner of this Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Filmed recently during what appears to be a drag racing event, the Aventador proved its flame-spitting capabilities that are enhanced by an aftermarket Capristo exhaust system.

This Aventador supercar doesn’t only have a deeper exhaust note, as it also wears a silver and gold wrap alongside dark elements on the roof, mirror caps and wheels. Apart from the exhaust, we don’t know if it has any other modifications, but even in stock form the Aventador is no slouch thanks to its 700PS (690hp) and 690Nm (609lb-ft) of torque.

The fire show, which happily ended without the Lambo’s rear end being lit as we have seen it happen in other occassions, was preceded by a few acceleration bursts and culminated with a quarter-mile race in the company of a previous-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S.

Its German challenger proved to be faster on the drag strip than the Italian exotic machine, but to the latter’s excuse, the Porsche had a better start as its driver pushed the throttle all the way down just as the light turned green, while the Aventador stayed still for a few tenths of a second.

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VW Arteon Makes Drag Racing Debut Against BMW 5er In Confusing Manner 23
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 5-Series, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, video, VW, VW Arteon, VW Videos on 11 23rd, 2017


Going head to head in this standing start drag race is a VW Arteon R-Line powered by a 2.0-liter engine, and an old BMW 5-Series F10, powered by a 3.0-liter petrol unit.

Unfortunately that’s all the information we get as we’re left to interpret exactly what cars are being raced against each other.

Now, since this event takes place somewhere in Eastern Europe, we can safely assume that the 3.0-liter petrol-powered 5-Series is either a 535i (less likely), a 530i, a 528i or a 523i. Meanwhile, the Arteon is either the 280 PS flagship or the 190 PS TSI model.

Another way to figure out which versions we’re looking at is by interpreting the results. Without giving anything away, we’ll say that if the Arteon is indeed the 280 PS turbocharged model, then that F10 5-Series can only be a 530i (272 PS) or a 528i (258 PS).

If it’s the 190 PS Arteon, then the presence of a 523i (204 PS) could also explain the outcome of the race if you factor in how the F10 BMW 5-Series is a slightly heavier car than the much-newer VW Arteon.

Note: Best to turn the volume down on your speakers for this one. The race was filmed with an extremely noisy drone

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VW Arteon Makes Drag Racing Debut Against BMW 5er In Confusing Manner 23
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 5-Series, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, video, VW, VW Arteon, VW Videos on 11 23rd, 2017


Going head to head in this standing start drag race is a VW Arteon R-Line powered by a 2.0-liter engine, and an old BMW 5-Series F10, powered by a 3.0-liter petrol unit.

Unfortunately that’s all the information we get as we’re left to interpret exactly what cars are being raced against each other.

Now, since this event takes place somewhere in Eastern Europe, we can safely assume that the 3.0-liter petrol-powered 5-Series is either a 535i (less likely), a 530i, a 528i or a 523i. Meanwhile, the Arteon is either the 280 PS flagship or the 190 PS TSI model.

Another way to figure out which versions we’re looking at is by interpreting the results. Without giving anything away, we’ll say that if the Arteon is indeed the 280 PS turbocharged model, then that F10 5-Series can only be a 530i (272 PS) or a 528i (258 PS).

If it’s the 190 PS Arteon, then the presence of a 523i (204 PS) could also explain the outcome of the race if you factor in how the F10 BMW 5-Series is a slightly heavier car than the much-newer VW Arteon.

Note: Best to turn the volume down on your speakers for this one. The race was filmed with an extremely noisy drone

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McLaren 720S Is Finally Beaten In A Drag Race, But By What? 23
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 23rd, 2017


It’s obvious by now that not even an all-wheel drive Italian exotic, whether it be stock, supercharged or even twin-turbocharged, can slay the mighty McLaren 720S, which is definitely a lot more powerful than it lets on.

During a recent dyno test earlier this month, a stock 720S managed to put down 691 WHP, which could translate into roughly 770 to 800 HP at the crank, maybe even a bit more.

So to see it demolish anything it comes across shouldn’t really be all that surprising. Let’s include 1/4 mile times in this statement, since the 720S managed to cover the distance in just 9.7 seconds.

If you haven’t watched the video yet, you’re probably wondering what on Earth could have beaten the 720S in a straight line, especially the way it happened – catching up to it and passing it at high speed.

Well, let’s just say it’s a very similar type of car, mostly stock, though rocking Fabspeed high flow cats and custom exhaust system.

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McLaren 720S Is Finally Beaten In A Drag Race, But By What? 23
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 23rd, 2017


It’s obvious by now that not even an all-wheel drive Italian exotic, whether it be stock, supercharged or even twin-turbocharged, can slay the mighty McLaren 720S, which is definitely a lot more powerful than it lets on.

During a recent dyno test earlier this month, a stock 720S managed to put down 691 WHP, which could translate into roughly 770 to 800 HP at the crank, maybe even a bit more.

So to see it demolish anything it comes across shouldn’t really be all that surprising. Let’s include 1/4 mile times in this statement, since the 720S managed to cover the distance in just 9.7 seconds.

If you haven’t watched the video yet, you’re probably wondering what on Earth could have beaten the 720S in a straight line, especially the way it happened – catching up to it and passing it at high speed.

Well, let’s just say it’s a very similar type of car, mostly stock, though rocking Fabspeed high flow cats and custom exhaust system.

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McLaren 720S Vs 800 HP Dodge Viper ACR: Who’s The Boss? 22
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 22nd, 2017


One would think that a Dodge Viper ACR would be enough to tackle the new McLaren 720S – especially a tuned example like this one.

This particular ACR has new heads, cam, and a custom exhaust, which allow the 8.4-liter naturally aspirated V10 to make approximately 800 horsepower at the crank, or some 155 HP more than the stock one, which is good for 645 HP and 600lb-ft (813Nm) of torque.

Despite having a smaller 4.0-liter V8 engine (albeit with two turbos strapped to it) delivering 710hp and 568lb-ft of torque to the wheels, the McLaren 720S incredibly fast. Compared to its US-bred contender, the British supercar has some advantages, such as a dual-clutch gearbox instead of a manual stick shift, clever aerodynamics and less weight.

Now, we already know that the 720S is capable of beating some very serious machines on the drag strip, and the Viper ACR has recently ended up on its list, but how fast is it compared to this 800 HP example? DragTimes have put together a video that shows the two exotics going head-to-head in a few roll races, so click on the “play” button and find out who comes out on top.

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Mercedes-AMG G63 Battles Porsche 718 To Prove It’s More Aerodynamic Than A Brick 22
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes Videos, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Videos, video on 11 22nd, 2017


While the AMG-powered G-Wagen may have plenty of grunt at its disposal, it’s not exactly the type of car you want to be in if quick acceleration is your main priority.

It’s true that certain SUVs can actually keep up with a sports car like the Porsche 718, however, we’re talking about models that aren’t as heavy as the G63, have more power, and aren’t shaped like a gondola cabin.

As for what the numbers tell us, well, the Mercedes has more power and torque than the Porsche, sending its wheels no less than 570 PS and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft).

The 718 Boxster S on the other hand, packs 350 PS and 420 Nm (309 lb-ft) of torque, though weighs a lot less. In fact, the G63 is heavier by over a tonne, which does nothing to favor its power-to-weight ratio in this particular matchup.

Keep in mind however that this race features a rolling start, which sometimes can help cars that are at a weight disadvantage.

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Stock McLaren 720S Runs 1/4 Mile In Just 9.7 Sec! 21
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 21st, 2017


Well there you have it! The McLaren 720S is quicker than the Holy Trinity of hypercars, not to mention just about any Bugatti you can think of.

We saw the 720S cover a standing 1/4 mile in 9.9 seconds at 141 mph (227 km/h) last month, and since then, a case was made for it being even quicker under the right conditions.

Well, thanks to improved weather, this stock 720S took to the ATCO Raceway in New Jersey where it ran the 1/4 mile in just 9.7 seconds at over 147 mph (236 km/h) – and did so multiple times, just in case there were still doubters out there.

In order to get the most out of his tires, the owner of this 720S used a set of tire heaters, which as Dragtimes points out, fit perfectly in the supercar’s frunk, along with a generator, two jacks and other tools.

As impressive as this achievement is, it’s a hair less than the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and its 1/4 mile time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph (225 km/h). We’d love to see a best 2 out of 3 with these two cars.

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850HP Volkswagen Golf R Mk6 Is Pure Madness On Wheels 19
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Drag-Racing, tuning, video, VW, VW Golf R, VW Videos on 11 19th, 2017


The hot hatch kings, namely the Audi RS3 Sportback and Mercedes-AMG A45, pale next to this heavily tuned sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf R.

To explain just how powerful it is, one would need to throw in a modern day supercar to challenge it, and even then, there’s a good chance that the German hot hatch would come out on top.

Filmed during a Race1000 event in Germany, which has brought forward several magnificent machines over these past few months, this Golf R is said to pack as much as 850 horsepower. Its stock 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine was reportedly swapped with a 3.6-liter bi-turbo unit, and it appears that it’s also fitted with additional upgrades, including a tuned suspension and improved brakes.

Its owner added a roll cage and a pair of bucket seats inside, but except for these, the rest of the car appears to be untouched.

The tuned Golf R was raced against the clock during the event, and it eventually ran down the half mile in 17 seconds, at a top speed of 255km/h (155mph).

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Can A 1995 Volvo 850 T5 Keep Up With A New 2017 Volvo V90 D5? 17
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, diesel, Drag-Racing, video, VOLVO, Volvo V90, Volvo Videos on 11 17th, 2017


Modern turbo-diesel engines can usually keep their grounds against older turbo petrol units, as long as the former are mated to fast-changing gearboxes and the car isn’t significantly heavier.

This drag race between a new Volvo V90 D5 and a 1995 Volvo 850 T5 yielded some very interesting results, especially since both cars can one-up each other in certain categories.

This straight line battle was orchestrated by Carwow’s Mat Watson, and features both standing as well as rolling starts. You’ll see that one benefits the V90, whereas the other helps the 850 unleash all of its grunt.

So how do they stack up in terms of performance? Well, the 2017 V90 D5 can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds thanks to its 235 PS (231 HP) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. It’s worth noting that the V90 weighs a whooping 2 tonnes (4,400 lbs), whereas the old 850 is considerably lighter at 1,570 kg (3,461 lbs).

It’s also a bit less powerful with around 10 fewer horses, but overall, it does have a better power-to-weight ratio than the much-newer V90.

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Flagship Huracan Not Performante Enough For The McLaren 720S 15
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the most exciting supercars of 2017, and while it doesn’t produce as much power as the McLaren 720S, seeing it trying to keep up with its rival in a series of standing and rolling start drag races is quite enlightening.

Sure, on the track, the Performante is formidable, having set a Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds. It also has 640 PS and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, going to all four wheels.

In other words, it’s not exactly helpless against the 720S, especially if the latter doesn’t use launch control and the two cars accelerate from a standing start.

Of course, once the McLaren gets some traction, it catches up and blows past just about anything you can think of, so longer distances definitely favor the 720S.

As for the rolling starts, it wasn’t even close, and it’s not like the Performante didn’t have enough opportunities against the 720S. We’re talking four races in total, all of them pointing us towards an easy, straightforward conclusion.

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Flagship Huracan Not Performante Enough For The McLaren 720S 15
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the most exciting supercars of 2017, and while it doesn’t produce as much power as the McLaren 720S, seeing it trying to keep up with its rival in a series of standing and rolling start drag races is quite enlightening.

Sure, on the track, the Performante is formidable, having set a Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds. It also has 640 PS and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, going to all four wheels.

In other words, it’s not exactly helpless against the 720S, especially if the latter doesn’t use launch control and the two cars accelerate from a standing start.

Of course, once the McLaren gets some traction, it catches up and blows past just about anything you can think of, so longer distances definitely favor the 720S.

As for the rolling starts, it wasn’t even close, and it’s not like the Performante didn’t have enough opportunities against the 720S. We’re talking four races in total, all of them pointing us towards an easy, straightforward conclusion.

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Dumb And Dumber BMW M3 Street-Racers Fail To Notice Cop Behind Them 14
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW M3, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, featured, Offbeat News, Police, Police Cars, video on 11 14th, 2017


We can understand not picking up an undercover cop in a beige Taurus, but a blacked out Explorer on your tail at a red light? Come on…

You’d think that spotting a large black SUV with a spotlight in your rear view mirror would be easy-peasy, and that it would stop you from doing something silly in your BMW M3.

Then again, if your attention is directed elsewhere, you’re likely to get in trouble, just like the people driving this pair of BMW M3s, unaware of the Ford Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility trailing them.

Alas, these two German super-sedans still lined up at the light and began racing each other as soon as the “green” flashed. Hot on their heels, the police, pulling them over a little bit further up the road.

We couldn’t help but notice that the BMWs didn’t seem to be going all out, at least not directly off the line. It’s probably why the Interceptor had no trouble keeping up as all three cars accelerated past the intersection.

Hopefully those drivers will think again before using a public road as their own personal drag strip, that is, if they still have their licenses.

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Old Mercedes E63 S Estate Needs 600+ HP To Keep Up With 2018 Flagship 14
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 11 14th, 2017


In order for the old AMG-powered E63 S to contend with the brand new model, over 600 horses needed to be injected into the mix.

When stock, the old E63 S was good for 585 PS (577 HP) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, leading it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, or 3.7 seconds for the Estate, which is relevant in our case.

The 2018 E63 S on the other hand packs 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque straight from the factory, enough to hit the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in just 3.3 seconds.

We already knew the newer car was quicker in a straight line, both on paper as well as in a real life test. Although, if you wondered how the two would compare if the old E63 S came with a bit more power, you’ll find that this video provides an answer.

The car in question (an E63 S Estate) is said to put down over 600 horses, which should at least give it a better chance of keeping up. Also, the two AMGs raced from a rolling start, which simplified matters since neither had to worry about losing traction.

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McLaren 720S Welcomes Challenge From Pair Of 900 HP Huracans 13
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 13th, 2017


The McLaren 720S is slowly working its way up the drag racing food chain, and after dispatching an 805 HP supercharged Huracan last week, a couple of the Lambos Italian cousins sought retribution.

Featured here alongside the McLaren are two Huracans, both producing around 900 HP, but through different mods. For example, the white Huracan is a RWD LP580-2 with a VF Supercharger, sending 790 horses to the wheels – around 900 to the crank.

The green one is a regular LP610-4 with a custom twin turbo kit, putting down the same amount of power as its rear wheel driven sibling.

Of course the McLaren 720S needs very little introduction. Its power output is right there in its name, although we do suspect that the British automaker hasn’t exactly been upfront about the 720S’ performance figures.

So without further ado, we’ll let you find out for yourselves who won these match-ups. Nine hundred horses should definitely have the Lambos covered, right? Right…?

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