This just never gets old! Here we see the Ludicrous speed Tesla Model S P90D line up alongside Ford’s premier supercar, the LeMans-inspired Ford GT.
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The owner of this 2003 Mercedes CL600 wanted more speed and power, but not the expense of a brand new car. Add E85 and big turbos and it drives like new!
Want to watch what happens when an over-confident Ferrari 458 owner pulls up alongside the wrong VW diesel wagon? We’ve got the video, here.
A Tesla Model S P85D gets smoked at the drag strip by a Ferrari 458 Speciale. The Tesla is fast off the line but has too much extra weight to carry around.
Last week we witnessed a couple of dofuses street racing in their expensive toys with no regard for other people’s safety. The right way to drag race is at a drag strip, which is where we find a Tesla Model S P85D lined up against what one might call an “entry-level” supercar, the Audi R8 […]
In a drag race pitting a Tesla Model S P85D with the Dual Motor Drive versus the former top-dog P85+, you’ll see what a difference an extra motor can make.
Ford decided that with the 2015 Mustang, they wanted to be the first to reach several performance milestones, including taking the EcoBoost into the 12s.
Tom Christmas takes old, beat down junkyard scrap metal and turns it back into rolling muscle-car art. It’s everything that Recycled Hawtness is about!
The Tesla Model S can quietly pass just about anything else on the road, though this electric Miata dragster has other ideas.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a Tesla race a Lamborghini, this is the video for you…as long as you don’t expect the electric car to win *every* race
Don “Big Daddy” Garlits is going for a 200 MPH quarter-mile drag racing speed record in his new “Swamp Rat” number 37 all-electric race car. Can he do it?
This is all in French, and Google’s translate tool can’t possibly be right. If it is, my fellow scooterists had better hold on to their feetie-socks, because this MXS 90 racing engine from Maxiscoot sounds like it’s ready to raise some serious Hell at next season’s Twist n’ Gone. The specs sound insane, and Google […]
I was there when Ford debuted its new-for 1999 Mustang Cobra with its “revolutionary” new independent rear suspension. The IRS was a first for the Ford Mustang, and it was a move that Ford’s brass believed would allow the “new edge” Cobra to compete with cars like the BMW M3 for supremacy in the budget […]
Cuba conjures up a number of images in most people’s heads. To some, it’s images of the Mariels coming to Miami in the early 1980s. To others, the word “Cuba” summons up daydreams of tropical beaches. To car guys and gear heads, however, the merest whisper of the goings on in Cuba will inspire talk […]
While a lot of focus on electric motorsports sits with the newly-formed Formula E series, the National Electric Drag Racing Association has been silently and speedily setting records and going fast. The latest accomplishment out of NEDRA comes from President John Metric and his electric Miata, Assault & Battery, which laid down a low 9-second pass earlier this month.
Switzer Performance has carved out a few special little performance niches for itself in recent years – most notably in alternative fuels tuning and for “advancing the state of the art” when it comes to electronic engine management systems. This latest car, which started life as a 485 hp R35 Nissan GTR, combines both disciplines, […]
The Tesla Model S is part sports car, part luxury car, and all-electric. For me, the best part is the focus on speed and handling, allowing the two-ton EV to move and handle like a much lighter car. Tesla owners are especially enthusiastic about drag racing, with the Model S pulling down consistent 12-second passes, and unlike traditional drag cars, it costs just pennies-per-pass in this sporty electric sedan.
Nissan’s R35 GTR is a performance icon. It’s also a car that we’ve featured here on Gas 2 in various forms over the years, most notably as a Switzer Performance-tuned, ethanol-fueled street terror. Keep in mind, we’ve never posted any sort of official acceleration times, but the comments and emails surrounding Switzer’s E900 and E1K-X posts always include the same question: how fast will it go?
Most electric vehicles are slow, practical affairs designed for a pedestrian life of going from point A to point B in a leisurely, efficient fashion. But not the Tesla Model S, a performance electric sedan that has the same acceleration as many supercars. Don’t believe us? Watch this video of a Model S sedan handily defeating a Dodge Viper SRT10 at the drag strip this past weekend.
The National Electric Drag Racing Association is set to kick-off its 2013 season this weekend at South Florida’s Palm Beach International Raceway! If you’re lucky enough to make it, DragTimes.com founder (and old friend from my RENNtech Karting days) Brooks Weisblat will be blasting down the track in his Tesla Model S, with Shawn Lawless and Andrew McClary also on-hand with their 4-motor Chevy S-10 and beautiful, all-electric Ford GT40 replica.