Motor Trend Track Tests New Porsche 911 GT3 RS

When Motor Trend began searching for the 2024 Performance Vehicle of the Year, getting the Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the track was a no-brainer. After all, the GT3 RS is the most track ready version of the iconic 911 lineup. With extreme aerodynamic features, an active-air downforce setup and a 9,000 RPM redline, this version of the GT3 RS may be the most capable Porsche road car to date. The rear-wheel drive, rear engine Porsche 911 GT3 RS is poised on a control arm front suspension with four-link setup in the rear. The brakes are vented and cross-drilled ceramic Read More

Drastically Modified Street Hits – 60 to 160 MPH

Here’s a match between a pair of drastically modified street cruisers. This grudge race pits Chevy against Ford – as it has been for decades. Representing the bowtie brigade is the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. With a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 raging underneath the hood, the Z06 version of the Corvette can produce 650hp in stock condition. However, this ‘Vette is far from stock. The engine has been upgraded with a high-performance camshaft, full bolt-ons and it is tuned to burn E85 fuel. The supercharger is also ported and there’s a 150hp kit of nitrous on this baby. The car looks menacing Read More

All-Motor 600HP Ford Fairlane Restomod

Greetings gearheads, speed freaks and horsepower aficionados of every ilk. Allow me to introduce you to Blake and Valerie. They are the proud owners of this 1967 Ford Fairlane. Today, they will team-up to give us a walk around of the car and a brief test drive. As you can see, pretty Valerie has on her work clothes for this video. The tour begins underneath the hood where Blake has removed the stock engine and replaced it with a 331 cubic-inch crate motor from Craft Performance. Craft garnered a certain degree of respect in decades past for building high-performance Ford Read More

Insane Street Race in Mexico – Turbo 2JZ Colorado vs. Hot Honda Hatch

It’s about to get crazy on the streets of Mexico as these two insane machines meet on the interstate. Both these rides are purpose-built for roll racing. Serious money has been spent on making these vehicles go as fast as possible. Now, it’s time to see who made the best investment. Looks a lot like all or nothing on the streets tonight. In the right lane is the Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup. It has been engine swapped to a 2JZ 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder Toyota motor. A turbocharger has also been added. This Colorado is making serious power. It has a Read More

Godzilla Mode – Farm Truck Gone Haywire

Today, we visit Brenspeed and get a good look at a 1979 Ford F-150 build. This old farm truck has been souped up with a major steering and suspension package and it’s been swapped to a Ford Performance Products crate motor. This project embodies the phrase “Go big or go home”. On the agenda for today is a thorough walk around of the truck along with a dyno pull. Take a look. Of course, we will begin with the engine compartment. Under there, we find a naturally aspirated 7.3-liter Ford Performance Godzilla crate motor. The intake manifold has been upgraded Read More

Whipple Camaro ZL1 vs. Twin Turbo F-150 – Texas Street Hits

We are taking it to them Texas streets tonight. It has been said – primarily by Texans – that everything grows bigger down there. How ever you see it; one thing is for sure, roll racing is huge in the part of the state that’s called Mexico. Let’s drop down south and see what jumps off. First up is a hit between a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 upgraded with a Whipple blower and a twin turbocharged Ford F-150 pickup. Both competitors come out strong before the Ford spools up and squeezes by the Camaro for the win. Next up is a Read More

1967 Dodge Dart GT – Hellcat HEMI Swapped Restomod

Happy Birthday to the greatest nation on Earth! Who has it better than the U.S.? Nobody! Today, I am celebrating with an All-American restomod in the Mopar category. At the risk of sounding like a name-dropper, here is a brief history of this neck snapping resto. It was built by Gas Monkey Garage for an episode of Roadkill. Later, it was found for sale on eBay by a fellow named Chris Ashton from Ruffian Cars. Chris, a premier builder in his own right, purchased the old girl and followed up with a few of his special touches in an effort Read More

Top Gear Stick Shift Stress Test – Aston Martin Valour vs. Porsche 911 S/T

With today’s ever tightening environmental mandates and electric vehicle trends, it seems that the sun may be setting on the day of the manual transmission. On the dragstrip, automatic transmissions are just plain faster. On the street, stick shifts can be clunky and inconvenient. Nevertheless, there’s something nostalgic about a sports car with a manual gearbox. It feels a lot like freedom. Top Gear located two premier sports cars that utilize manual transmissions and put them through a bit of a celebratory test. The lucky drivers are Top Gear Editor-in-Chief Jack Rix and Deputy Editor Ollie Kew. Nothing special about Read More