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DRAG RACE: BMW M2 Coupe vs. Porsche 718 Boxster S

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As has become tradition, we performed a handful of drag races at the 2017 iteration of our annual Performance Shootout. This particular match-up? The BMW M2 Coupé M-DCT, with its 3,0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder, takes on the Porsche 718 Boxster S, which now employs a 2,5-litre turbocharged flat-four. The latter makes a little less power, but […]

Nissan GT-R vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus – DRAG RACE

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As has become tradition, we performed a handful of drag races at the 2017 iteration of our annual Performance Shootout. This particular match-up? The Nissan GT-R Black Edition, with its 3,8-litre turbocharged V6, takes on the Audi R8 V10 Plus quattro S tronic. The result should be fairly obvious … or should it? (992)

FASTEST Cadillac CTSV in the World – 106mm TURBO!

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When the factory supercharger wasn’t fun enough anymore, this crazy owner strapped the biggest turbo he could find onto his Cadillac CTSV. The results? TRIPLE the horsepower and a car capable of low 7 second passes! Unfortunately, it was making its maiden voyage for us, and will need to have a few bugs worked out […]

Nissan GTR R35 1500HP VS. Toyota 86 – Japan Drift

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Don’t get confused about the GTR – its RWD GTR and the driver is Masato Kawabata and the other car is formerly known as the Scion FR-S or now Toyota 86 RWD driven by Ken Gushi. Both cars are specially tuned and the wheels are wrapped with Toyo tires and seismic isolation rubber. The road […]

2017 Tesla Model S P100D vs. 2017 Audi RS7 Performance

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The world’s quickest sedans battle it out on this episode of Tire Rack’s Head 2 Head (http://www.tirerack.com). The Audi RS7 and Tesla Model S have nearly identical silhouettes and are within 0.2 inch in length. They’re both all-wheel-drive, four-door, hatchback sedans with an eye toward luxury and supercar-taunting powertrains. The RS7 was the quickest four-door […]

Watch Toyota’s Project Portal hydrogen fuel cell truck drag race a diesel semi

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Automotive enthusiasts talk all the time about the performance characteristics of electric motors versus the fossil-fueled internal combustion engines that they seek to replace. The conversation about the differences between the two powerplants usually revolves around torque, and how that motive power is delivered. As you’ve probably read, or possibly even experienced yourself, electric motors […]

The 2017 Civic Type R – Hot Lap

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Following the production model’s debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Honda Civic Type R has set a new benchmark lap time for front-wheel drive cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. On 3 April 2017, a development car lapped the world-famous circuit in 7 minutes 43.8 seconds. The lap time was achieved during the […]