Tire Roasting V8 Powered Nissan 240Z

Here’s another one of those V8 swapped imports that gearheads appreciate so much. This time it’s a Datsun (Nissan) with a domestic flair – and running gear. Let’s join Stevie (from S&S Motorsport) and Shawn (AutotopiaLA) as they give us all the details of this tire roasting machine. This build began as a bone stock 1972 Datsun 240Z (in lime green). If you’re thinking that something doesn’t look quite right, it’s because the body has been upgraded with custom fender flares (4-inch front and 3-inch rear). No rivets here. These flares are sculpted and welded beautifully. The exterior is loaded Read More

Roll Racing All-Nighter – Cars From Multiple Continents

These gearheads are throwing down on the interstate (in Mexico). Cars from all over the planet have converged on a single strip of blacktop to see who is the baddest roll racer around. Get ready for some white-knuckle action in the cool night air. Our first competitor is an Audi RS3. It’s tuned to burn E85 and equipped with a full accoutrement of high-performance bolt-ons. The RS3 will be taking-on a BMW M3 with an upgraded exhaust system and an E50 tune. When these bruisers get wound-up, it sounds like a swarm of angry bees. Anyhow, Audi for the win. Read More

Drag Race – Chevrolet C8 Corvette Z06 vs. Ford GT

This drag race is about as all-American as apple pie, baseball and lemonade. Thing is, it takes place across the pond in the United Kingdom. That’s alright, these Brits are red-blooded driving enthusiasts that know how to get every last drop out of a sports car. Buckle-up. We will begin with the C8 Corvette Z06. As the latest iteration of the iconic Corvette segment, the C8 features many innovative options. First and foremost is the mid-mounted naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 engine. Mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the N/A V8 can churn out 670hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Read More

Drastically Modified Imports – Nissan GT-R vs. BMW 340i

Both these dudes are packing some serious heat! A pair of import owners have had it up to here with the smack talking and they’re set to hit the streets. They’ll work out their aggression the old-fashioned way – roll racing on the interstates (of Mexico). It’s almost throw-down time. In lane one we have the Nissan GT-R. From the factory this all-wheel drive coupe was equipped with a twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine capable of producing nearly 600hp. In its current state of modification, this GT-R is doing way better than that. The engine has been professionally built to Read More

Texas Mini Cash Days – 10 Car Street Digs

South of the border is where the action is for this clip from 1320 Video. A field of 10 dedicated street racers have made the trip to see who can claim cash and bragging rights in a single elimination shootout. Let’s get a look at some of this pig iron. Right outta the gate, we meet El Gringo. This is an all-wheel drive Chevy Silverado with a pair of Garrett turbochargers feeding a 7.0-liter LS motor. The owner is claiming 1,400 to 1,500hp and – yes – that is a rusty wrap. Next up, we have a “King Ranch” Ford Read More

Blown LS Swapped 1974 Toyota Celica – 700HP Restomod

What’s better than a tiny import coupe with a domestic V8? Well, you could add a supercharger. If that isn’t enough, you could trick the body out with a custom widebody kit. When all the nuts are tight and the bolts are torqued, you might have a street stallion like the one that Juan built. Let’s get a closer look. Under the hood is a 5.3-liter LS motor from a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro. It has been fortified with a forged crankshaft, a BTR camshaft, Keith Black pistons and ARP fasteners throughout. This small block V8 can handle up to 1,800hp. Read More

Import Street Hits – Nissan GT-R vs. BMW M3

Tonight, we have a pair of imports getting after it with all their hearts. Ride along as these two competitors buckle-up and lay it all on the line on the streets of Mexico. It’s 150 mph or else when these two bust the gas in the cool night air. In red is the 2009 Nissan GT-R. Nicknamed Goliath, this front engine, all-wheel drive coupe is powered by a twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine. The block and heads are aluminum, and the transmission is a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 2009 version if the GT-R could produce 480hp and 430 lb.-ft. of Read More

Homerun Hitters Gather at The Belly – Small Tire No Prep Drags

Infamous Yello Belly Dragstrip in Grand Prairie, Texas is one of the most maniacal amateur racing venues in the world. Well worn, loud, crowded and slippery fast, this dragstrip is known as a proving ground for up and coming No Prep Drag Racing talent. This is an environment that will either make or break a competitor. Tonight, with the help of 1320 Video, we take a look inside. Up first is Steven Little in The Kraken Camaro. This no-nonsense Chevy is powered by a twin turbocharged 5.3-liter LS engine. Known for his campaigns against the Street Racing Channel crew, Steven Read More