Top 10 List – Best V8 Swaps from LS Fest Las Vegas

LS Fest in Las Vegas has something for everyone. There’s drag racing, roll racing, drifting and off-road racing. There are plenty of vehicles to take on every demarcation. This clip focuses on the 10 most impressive LS swaps on the property (as seen by 1320 Video). 10). Is a 1993 Mazda RX-7 with an LS6 6.0-liter V8 from a 2003 Chevy pickup. This guy has drifting on his mind. 9). It’s obvious that the owner of this 1967 front engine Dragster (with a nitrous fed 4.8-liter LS motor) is all about the straight lines. His first pass is a 9.13 Read More

Street Stompin’ – Nitrous C8 Corvette and Twin Turbo Mustang GT vs. BMW M3

This video documents what happens when a bevy of serious-minded street racers venture south of the border for some roll racing fun. Some are turbocharged, others are supercharged, and some have nitrous. What’s one thing they all have in common? They are in it to win it. The first contest of the evening is between a BMW M3 and a Ford Mustang GT. The Beemer has full bolt-ons and it is tuned to burn E75 fuel. The Ford has a Hellion twin turbo kit and a 10-speed automatic transmission. It looks as though the BMW wins a close one. The Read More

Top Gear Tunnel Run – Lamborghini Huracan STO

Greetings gearheads and welcome to Northamptonshire, England, home of the leaky old tunnel (turned high-tech test center) called the Top Gear Proving Ground. Today, Stig will treat us to a truly Italian experience, indeed. He is set to unleash the Lamborghini Huracan STO inside the amplified confines of the Catesby Railroad Tunnel. If you have earbuds – now is the time. Called a “track toy with a license plate”, the Lamborghini Huracan STO is a brilliant machine featuring a mid-mounted V10 5.2-liter engine specially tuned to produce 631hp. The car’s curb weight has also been reduced with thinner glass, magnesium Read More

1800HP Gen II Camaro vs 1500HP Ford F-150 – Drag Racing

Coming at you from the Texas Motorplex, the Hoonigan crew delivers with another impressive “This vs That” encounter. I can almost taste the ethanol and smell the sweet stench of burnt rubber as these two ground-pounding No Prep machines prepare for battle. Shall we have a look under the hood? We start with the late model Ford F-150 pickup. Yep, it’s a four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive and it has sticky slicks on all four corners. Lift the bonnet and we find a sleeved 5.0-liter Coyote motor with a pair of Precision 7475 turbochargers. This Ford is running a factory controller. The Read More

Whipple Ford Mustang vs. Big Turbo MKIV Toyota Supra – Street Hits

As the warn nights of summer settle upon us, high-level roll racing takes to the streets of Mexico. This evening delivers a contest between a pair of purpose-built cars capable of mind-numbing acceleration and extreme levels of speed. Hold on to your hats, this one is going to be sheer pandemonium. First on the card is the 1994 Toyota Supra. As far as Supras go, this is a spectacular example. At the heart of this creampuff is a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder 3.0-liter engine. The engine has been fortified with premium internals and the turbo is a Precision 7275 with all Read More

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