The STILLEN 500 HP Supercharged Nissan 370Z - TUNED
TUNED Visits racing legend Steve Millen's STILLEN in Costa Mesa, CA to see what happens when he gets his hands on the Nissan 370Z. Already a potent machine, what happens when STILLEN upgrades pretty much everything? Fortunately, it doesn't suck.
The 1,100 HP Switzer "Ultimate Street Edition" GTR - TUNED
It wasn't long ago that driving a 1000+ horsepower car came with many sacrifices. These were race or show cars, not to be used daily. Enter the Switzer "Ultimate Street" GTR. On pump gas, it makes 1,000 horsepower with virtually no downside. On race gas, it makes 1,100 horsepower. And the owner of this particular GTR uses it as his daily driver to commute to work. Is 1,100 horsepower enough to get to the office? We'll find out.
**Update** 0-60: 2.5s, 1/4 Mile: 9.4 @ 150, Standing Mile 208 mph.
The 800 HP Formula Drift K.Sport 350Z - TUNED
Tuned goes to Bondurant School of High Performance Driving to meet up with Formula Drift driver Corey Hosford and his 800 HP Blown LS3 Nissan 350Z Drift car. We learn what separates a drift car from a race car, and Matt gets to work on his drifting technique behind the wheel of a monster race car.
The 700 HP RennTech CLS63 AMG - TUNED
Hartmut Feyhl left AMG after 15 years to start his own tuning company, RennTech, which is now one of the most respected AMG tuners in the world. His products range from simple software upgrades to full racing builds based on AMG street cars. We take his new, 700 horsepower CLS63 for a spin and establish a new benchmark for luxury sedans: must be able to do burnouts while moving at highway speeds.
650 HP BBi Autosport Porsche 997 Turbo S - TUNED
TUNED visits BBi Autosport in Huntington Beach, CA to drive their new Porsche 997 turbo S. This unbelievable machine balances big power with low weight and suspension and brake upgrades to match. TUNED runs a quarter mile on a runway before heading into the canyons to see if BBi has really built a no-compromises ultimate street car for the track.
The 900 HP Heffner Twin Turbo Lamborghini LP-560 -- TUNED
/Tuned goes to Sarasota to visit Heffner Performance, the first company to ever build a twin-turbo kit for the Lamborghini Gallardo. In a barely marked, unassuming suburban shop, Jason Heffner turns out some of the tuning world's craziest creations. His twin-turbo Lamborghini LP-560 seems so right, however, that we feel it should be standard equipment from the factory.
The 350 HP VCMC Turbo Scion FR-S - TUNED
Tuned heads to Chuckwalla Raceway to test out VCMC's turbo FR-S, built for Canada's Tuner Challenge. It's a fully built track car, and as an added challenge, Matt gets to share the track with the practice session for the 24 Hours of Lemons.
The Ultra-Light, 505 WHP AVI Racing Corvette GT1 - TUNED
Tuned heads to Inde Motorsports Park in the Arizona to meet with the guys from AVI racing who have solved a problem that has plagued track warriors for decades: If you want to go to the track, why start with a street car? For less than the price of a new C6 Corvette, AVI's Corvette GT1 has the racing technology and performance needed to spank some of the world's quickest GT race cars.
Airstrip Attack Runway Tuner Shootout - TUNED
TUNED attends the Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack Runway Tuner Shootout at Trona Airport in the California desert. Here, 80 tuner cars from Europe, Japan, and America will battle it out in head-to-head half mile drag races to find out which tuner is truly the acceleration king. Featured tuners include BBi Autosport, AE Performance, Switzer, HG Motorsports, COBB Tuning, Cunningham Motorsports, ESS Tuning, VF Engineering, and more.
Super Sleeper 1972 Nova - BIG MUSCLE
Wanna race? If so you may want to reconsider. You see this is Dru Diesner's 1972 Chevrolet Nova and it's anything but stock. From a looks perspective it's nothing special, in fact most people wouldn't put up $500 for this thing. Look a little deeper though and OH MOMMA! You see under its faded green paint lurks a twin supercharged LS2 that makes 1,160 hp... at the rear wheels. It epitomizes the term "sleeper", and is lethal to just about every other road going vehicle it comes in contact with. Big Muscle recently visited Northern Chicago to get a sample of this beast, and holy crap was it one of the best automotive experiences we've ever had.
SDHQ's Twin-Turbo Eco-Raptor - TUNED
The Raptor is an amazing truck worthy of an amazing engine. While the standard 6.2L mill is no slouch, it's far from high tech and eats gas like no other. This is the Raptor review Ford doesn't want you to see: the Super Duty Headquartters EcoBoost-powered Raptor.
The Singer 911: All You Ever Wanted to Know - CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
To some people, mainly Porsche people, this is the most desirable car you could own. Its creators are a bunch of zany, brilliant Porsche-files who have invested their lives in re-imagining the classic Porsche 911 shape for the year 2013. We tour the factory, speak to the team and drive it on road and track.
GT-R vs Z06 vs GT500: 5-Figure Supercar Shootout!
Looking for a 500-horsepower supercar at a five-figure super deal? Say hello to the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and 2012 Nissan GT-R -- three everyday exotics offering over-the-top performance at under $100K.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1104_2011_chevrolet_corvette_2011_ford_shelby_gt500_2012_nissan_gtr_comparison/index.html
Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Mike Suggett
The 700 HP Hennessey Camaro ZL1 -- TUNED
Tuned goes to Sealy, TX to test Hennessey's take on the already potent Camaro ZL1, one of the loudest cars we've ever had the privilege of driving. We discuss what it's like to drive a paddle-shifted muscle car and race Hennessey's daily driver CTS-V "Hammer Wagon" down their private drag strip.
Living With the McLaren MP4-12C - CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Five days in one of the most interesting sports cars ever made. The 600hp MP4-12C mixes everyday usability with Millennium Falcon performance. We drive it everywhere from town-centre to race-track. And yes, we now want one rather desperately.