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    Your favorite supercars drag race at VMAX 200 (VIDEO)

    VMAX 200

    Porsche 918, LaFerrari, Koenigsegg One:1, and a load of other crazy supercars hit their top speeds drag racing at VMAX 200. 

    This weekend the VMAX 200 event was held in the U.K at an old airfield that’s often used to performance test quick cars. VMAX 200 is an event open to the public where drivers can push their cars to their limits racing down the runway against other drivers. The cars include Nissan GT-Rs, Audi R8s, McLarens, Lamborghinis LaFerrari and Ferrari 458, Porsche 918, Bugatti Veyron, Pagani Zondas and even a couple of Koenigseggs including the 1360hp One:1.

    While the runway isn’t long enough for all cars to reach their absolute top speeds but most of the really quick ones were able to reach speeds in excess of 180mph. And the insane Koenigsegg One:1 managed over 220mph – still someway off its theoretical v-max of 270mph.

    The video below gives you a behind the scenes look at the event from the perspective of Car Throttle founder and CEO Adnan Ebrahim. It even includes a passenger ride in the Porsche 918 Spyder and appearances from Youtube supercar celebrity Lord Aleem.

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  • Super Cars/ Videos/ Viral

    LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron drag race (VIDEO)

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    New hybrid hypercar Ferrari LaFerrari faces off against the mighty Bugatti Veyron in a viral video LaFerrari vs Bugatti Veyron drag race. 

    If it’s to be believed that these new-age hybrid supercars are really better than the old-fashioned gas guzzlers that preceded them, they have to at least be faster. While the Bugatti Veyron still holds the record for the fastest production car in the world, it takes the old girl a long time and a lot of space to reach that mind-boggling 267mph velocity.

    The Veyron in this particular video isn’t the world record spec car, it’s the lesser 1001hp variant that originally set the 252mph record. Still, that should be enough to see off a pesky Ferrari that uses Prius technology and is only rated at 350km/h, right? Well, it’s not that simple, while the Veyron produces more than the Ferrari’s 963hp from it’s monster 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine, it’s significantly heavier and hence shouldn’t be as accelerative. The LaFerrari only takes around 15 seconds to reach 186mph, while the Veyron should take around 20 seconds.

    Enough theory, check out the video to see which car wins.

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  • Super Cars/ Viral

    Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs fighter jet drag race (VIDEO)

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    America’s most powerful production muscle car, the 707hp Challenger Hellcat takes on a fighter jet in an epic race down the runway.

    It’s the classic fast car versus some other kind of vehicle race, only the other vehicle isn’t a motorcycle or a boat or even a helicopter. No, the other vehicle is a deadly F16 fighter jet flown by one of the handiest pilots in the business.

    The Challenger is the most powerful production muscle car in the world and its mental 6.2-litre supercharged V8 develops a staggering 707hp. SRT claim the Hellcat can hit 60mph in the low three seconds range and cover the quarter mile in a scarcely believable 10.8 seconds. This is a ten second car that you can buy from any Dodge dealership for less than $60,000 with a warranty. They say it even handles relatively well, but lets be honest, the Hellcat is all about going in a straight line fast. Really fast. Which is why the people at Road and Track magazine had a Challenger Hellcat delivered to an airport in Miami to see whether the mighty muscle car would stand a chance against the king of the skies – the F16.

    Check out the video to see which high horsepower monster comes out on top.

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  • Green Driving/ News

    Tesla Model S P85D vs Ferrari 458 drag race (VIDEO)

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    Extreme new 691hp Tesla Model S P85D takes on the Ferrari 458 supercar in a drag race.

    We know what the new all-paw Tesla Model S P85D can do to a Ferrari 575 when its accelerator pedal is mashed into the carpet, but how about the newer and more powerful mid-engine 458?

    The Ferrari 458 is powered by a 570hp 4.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine with rear-wheel drive while the Tesla features four electric motors to deliver a whopping 691hp. Which will win? Watch the video below.

    Yes, the Italian petrol-guzzler won but the Tesla didn’t do too poorly at all. The electric all-wheel drive super sedan leaped ahead of the Ferrari instantly and stayed several car lengths ahead until the two cars were well into triple digit speeds. So unless you’re on a race track or a road without speed limits, the Tesla is the faster car.

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  • Green Driving/ Super Cars/ Videos

    Tesla Model S destroys Ferrari in street race (VIDEO)

    Tesla Model S P85D

    691hp Tesla Model S P85D embarrasses a V12 Ferrari 575 in a street race.

    What ever happened to the phrase ‘there’s no replacement for displacement’? Well, the techno-wizards from Tesla completely rewrote the rulebook with the 416hp BMW M5-rivalling Model S P85 electric car. That game-changer is rear-drive only, but now Tesla has launched an all-wheel drive version with a thumping 691hp – the same as a Lamborghini Aventador.

    The Tesla Model S P85D will sprint to 62mph in a scarcely believable 3-ish seconds and can absolutely haul arse. And it doesn’t emit any nasty atmosphere-polluting chemicals or make any real noise. It’s also incredibly luxurious with an interior that the Back to the Future movie directors couldn’t even have imagined. It really does it all. Relentlessly quick, environmentally friendly with unbelievable tech and design from such a young company.

    The best thing though, is that it’ll worry most supercars and make mince-meat out of a 508hp V12 Ferrari 575. Here’s video evidence of that.

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  • Videos

    Drag Race: You Won’t Believe The Sports Cars This Lotus Elise S Beat (VIDEO)

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    Everybody loves a good old drag race, because at the end of the day the one question every car enthusiast has on their lips is: which car is quickest in a straight line? A no-nonsense drag race soon sorts the ‘men from the boys.’

    Drag Race: Lotus Elise S

    That is exactly what happened in this drag race that puts the contenders for the ‘best sports cars of 2014’ up against each other. With one hell of an impressive line-up: The Lotus Elise S vs Nissan 370Z Nismo vs  Porsche Boxster vs Toyota GT86 vs Audi TT,  it looked like it would be a close battle.

    However, the Lotus Elise S wiped the field! Can you believe it?

    We can, as although it may have a comparatively smaller engine to the Porsche Boxster and Nissan 370Z Nismo, this no-nonsense sports car is incredibly lightweight with equally impressive performance figures.

    Watch the Lotus demolish its competitors below…

    Drag Race: Lotus Elise S

    Drag Race: Lotus Elise S

    Looking for a sports car? No doubt you’re thinking about a Lotus Elise S, now. Our friends who produced this video at Motors.co.uk have a simple car search that takes the ‘carfuffle’ out of buying your dream car. Check it out here 

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  • Videos

    Drag Strip Showdown: 2014 Corvette Stingray vs Tesla Model S (VIDEO)

    You would think in the 2014 Corvette Stingray vs Tesla Model S showdown their can be only one winner. Think again, as the results may surprise you.

    They come from two different universes and have very little in common. One is a hybrid for West Coast greenies while the other is a performance car that eats gasoline for breakfast.

    One trait they do share is quickness. So Drag Times set the vehicles in a drag strip showdown at Palm Beach International Raceway for epic quarter-mile battle.

    Who wins? We don’t want to give it away, but let’s just say it’s really, really close…

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  • Videos

    Place Your Bets: Nissan GT-R vs. American Muscle (VIDEO)

    Watch this tuned 560bhp Nissan GT-R go up against a whole bunch of modified all-american muscle cars in this epic California drag race.

    Here’s what 1320video said about the event:

    We were invited to a daytime street race event out in the boonies of California to hang out and street race all day long. One car that was willing to throw down with anyone was this bolt-ons GT-R from the Bay Area. The street wasn’t hooking the greatest at times, giving this GT-R quite the advantage.


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  • Videos

    Battle Of The Batmobiles: ’60s versus ’80s Batmobile? (VIDEO)

    Who are you’re bets on: the 80’s Batmobile vs. the 60’s Batmobile in a drag race.

    Each batman film the fable Batmobile is reworked, restyled and relaunched as the ‘best Batmobile yet’.  Which brings up the question of which Batman had the best car? And by best, I mean fastest.

    The folks at Super Power Beat Down staged a drag race to find out which one was fastest, the original Ford Futura based Batmobile or the 1989 custom GM-chassi’d Batmobile. Basically Adam West vs  Michael Keaton.

    If you want hear them debate Batmobile styling then watch the whole video. Skip to 7.20 for the actual race and weirdly the sexy red head presenter gets in a bikini for a Batmobile car wash. Odd but strangely satisfying!

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