It’s no surprise to us that at this weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction event in Las Vegas, a bright orange 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet Prototype fetched $200,000 for charity. That’s about twice the MSRP of this one-
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It’s not the least bit surprising that Hennessey Performance Engineering is one of the first tuners out of the gates testing the 2014 Corvette Stingray, posting this video to YouTube. The race is on!
We found just such an insane hybrid up for sale on eBay. This brand new, turbine-powered Jr. dragster is said to be one of a kind, and you’d have to be either the best dad in the world, or the worst, to buy this death trap for your kid.
JE Pistons is happy to announce that customers can expect custom orders to be completed in three weeks or less. JE Pistons had to scale back their custom piston speeds during the move, but with everyone just about settled in, custom orders have priority once more.
Used Jaguar XJS coupes have found a second life in America as a classy candidate for a V8 conversion, and we found one such car, a potential Pro Street racer nicknamed the “Draguar” up for sale on Craigslist.
QA1 put together this brief video showing how one of their Mustang K-members goes from pieces of tubular steel into an integral part of any performance car setup.
Superflow recently released this video of their SF-902S engine dyno in action. Watch the video here.
Though American cars typically dominate drag racing, the 1,300 horsepower Nissan GT-R tuned by Switzer Performance is one Japanese import that demands respect. Godzilla indeed.
This is one race car auction story unlike the others, because it features a gold-and-gem-encrusted scale model of one of the most famous dragsters to come out of the golden age of NHRA racing. The Greeg-Black-Prudhomme Dragster model, sculpted by Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio, sold for an incredible $146,000.
You may recall our previous stories on the epic Postman Pat toy van stuffed with a 500cc engine from over in Britain that embarrasses its share of full-size cars on the drag strip. Well this time, it crushes a Ford Mustang with a 12.5-second quarter mile pass. See the video here!
While we can’t predict the future, we can tell you that for the 2014 model year, Ford has at least one more Mustang Cobra Jet planned. Ford Racing released this brief teaser video to get us all drooling for this drag racing Mustang monster.
The Gateway Motorsports Park has found a new, enthusiastic owner, even as tracks like Arizona Speed World and Dallas Raceway are forced to shut down. While this is good news for Gateway, there are still many more drag strip closures than re-openings unfortunately.
The gearheads at Turbosmart decided to ditch the subtly for their latest product though, calling in the Tour de Force known as “Big Bubba” to pitch their Big Bubba Blowoff Valve. It’s witty, to the point, and a nice change of pace from the subtle manipulations most advertisements use. Really though, it just
The Dirty Bird is a 1968 Falcon with a claimed 2,600 horsepower from a small-block Ford boasting two huge turbochargers. With a flat-black paint job and raw brute force, the Dirty Bird can certainly fly down the track.
While still in their infancy, there is already a small-but-dedicated following to electric vehicles, including some genuine gearheads who want nothing more than to go fast. Ron Adamowicz is just such a gearhead, and he has given his ten-second electric Camaro a new look for the 2013 season.
While Ford never got around to discussing horsepower details, they did put together this awesome video showing the twin-turbo Mustang Cobra Jet Concept from SEMA roaring down the track like a cheetah on crack. Oh, that sound!