Category Archives: Race Ride

There’s a Nissan GT-R Beneath This Ford Focus


Race cars are often mere silhouettes of their more everyday road-going counterparts. Take for instance the Toyota Camrys and Ford Fusions driven in NASCAR events. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that this vaguely Ford Focus-shaped vehicle isn’t your typical Focus hatchback. Because, well… it isn’t.  Continue Reading »

After 50 Years, the ’66 Le Mans Winning Ford GT40 is Reborn


This weekend marks a critical date in Ford racing history. Not only will the all-new 2016 Ford GT race car make its racing debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 84th running of the famed endurance race also marks 50 years since the original Ford GT40 first won the event in 1966, and in commanding fashion—taking first, second, and third.  Continue Reading »

Lamborghini Huracan Edges Out Viper ACR, But Jut Barely

Videos from Shift Sector 2016 keep on rolling in courtesy of Bay Area Racing’s YouTube channel, and this one has to be one of the best so far. It’s America vs Italy, deep dish vs napoletana, Sophia Loren vs Marilyn Monroe. Continue Reading »

NASCAR Talladega Race Ends In Two Spectacular Wrecks, Per Usual


Whenever you’re watching a race at a track like Daytona or Talladega, really the only part you need to see is the ending; anticipation of ‘the big one’. In typical Talladega fashion, yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race ended in two huge crashes, and one very lucky winner in Brad Keselowski. Continue Reading »

2016 Camaro SS vs Grand Cherokee SRT: Can Jeep Hang Tough?


Put a Camaro SS up against a Ford Mustang GT, or a Dodge Challenger SRT, and those would both be pretty amicable races. Similar horsepower, weight, and performance out of the box. But put the Camaro SS up against a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, and that’s when things get weird. Continue Reading »

A Viper, A Track, and the Racing Spirit of Bob Bondurant

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler, Ariz. is now "The Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge/SRT"

“Left, right, left—gun it!” All 645 horsepower roared from underneath the hood of the track-focused Viper GT I was driving. Mumbling to myself, trying to remember everything I had been taught just a few hours earlier. The rugged tarmac bounced the car up and down like it was riding on jello, my foot 3/4 of the way down, trying to get to 100 before having to slam the brakes and quickly pitch it into a right turn. Continue Reading »

Dodge Viper ACR vs Bolt On Challenger Hellcat: Who Wins?


It’s time for another drag race Saturday. This time, you’ve got all the Hemi power you could possibly ask for in one sitting. A Dodge Viper ACR, and a Dodge Challenger Hellcat with, what we can only assume, are some healthy modifications. Continue Reading »

Koenigsegg Has Plans to Break the Nurburgring Lap Record


When you have a 1,341-horsepower vehicle like the Agera One:1 on hand, it seems like the only logical place you should take it would be the famed Nurburgring. But since the track restricted speed limits a few months ago, Koenigsegg hasn’t been able to take its monster megacar anywhere near the Green Hell…until now. Continue Reading »

Watch a McLaren P1 Take on a McLaren 650S on the Drag Strip


P1 and 650S are two of the most recognizable names in the McLaren lineup. Ok, really, they’re two out of just four names in the McLaren lineup, but that doesn’t make these two supercars any less potent. Continue Reading »

This 2,500HP Nissan GT-R Eats Drag Strips For Breakfast


Three and a half Hellcats. That’s how I’m choosing to measure the power output of the Alpha G built by the nutters over at AMS Performance. Their take on a Nissan GT-R packs 2500+hp, which is 3.5x as much as an SRT Hellcat, or 4.5x as much as a stock R35 Nissan GT-R. Having driven both of those vehicles, and driven them flat out, I have to say that it’s impossible to wrap my head around just how fast the Alpha G is. Continue Reading »