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How to kill a Ford Raptor in just 2 minutes!

When it comes to performance, there are several auto manufacturers that offer up packages to perform in all kinds of elements whether it be out on the race track or blasting about in the desert. This time, we check out one of those vehicles in the Ford F-150 Raptor.
Now, obviously, from the factory, the truck has been beefed up a little bit to handle more of what nature can throw at it but that doesn’t mean it’s bulletproof by any means. From my experience, just about nothing that comes from the factory is bulletproof until you get your hands on it and strengthen it up a little bit.
This time, when throwing the full-size pickup truck into a muddy pond of sorts, the owner learns that the hard way as the intense beating on the truck renders a front CV joint broken. I guess that’s not the worst thing that could have happened in a situation like this but it still is a pain to haul it out an fix it.
Check out the video below as this driver pushes his truck to the edge and it tips over, taking a part along for the ride. It shouldn’t be too long before it’s fixed and back out on the trails again!

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Supercharged 572 Hemi Challenger SRT8 – Craven Performance

This has to be the meanest modern Challenger that I’ve seen yet. This wicked machine is being built by Craven Performance in St. Peters, Missouri. They brought it out to Mega Mopar weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park today, so I decided to take a closer look. This beast is powered by a fuel-injected, 10-71 Supercharged, 572 Hemi, that is expected to make in excess of 1200 horsepower on the dyno. They just fired this car up for the first time a couple of days ago, so it hasn’t seen any dyno time yet. I’ll definitely keep you posted on what happens next with this car.

Tractor Pull Fails Might Win For The Most Carnage Ever!

If you have ever seen a tractor pull at full throttle, you know that these competitions can get rather heated. When you’re putting that many high-performance parts together in such a package that needs to have everything on the same page at the same time while hauling a load unlike any other, things can get rather volatile. When they do get nice and heated, we’re able to watch some of the biggest explosions that motorsports have to offer whether they are literal explosions, machines shaking themselves to the ground, or somewhere in between is yet to be determined.
This time, we take a look inside of a collection of tractor pulls that might just be the hardest fail rides that you will ever witness and that’s not to say that these guys are any less serious as competitors. Seriously though, some of these things get pretty intense as machines not only catch on fire and explode but also destroy other parts left and right, even going so far as rolling their massive structures over. You literally never know what’s going to happen and sometimes, the carnage can almost be too big to measure. It might get downright overwhelming when you take a look at what some of these machines end up getting themselves tangled up in.
Follow along in the compilation video down below that shows you some of the most intense moments that you might have never seen during a tractor pull. With that many factors going into making a pull like this successful, you never know when something is going to go wrong. Success is hard to achieve in a field like this and watching somebody make a good pull is rewarding but, it’s equally as interesting to watch one of these things go their hardest and explode into a million pieces. The human nature side of us just simply can’t look away when something like that is going on, as long as the driver ends up walking away with their good health.

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Test Drive of the 1,008 HP Z06 Corvette by Hennessey Performance

What do you get when you install the Hennessey HPE1000 Supercharged Engine Upgrade in the C7 Z06 Corvette? One of the most exhilarating rides possible in the American sports car.
In a new video by Hennessey Performance, the man behind the company, John Hennessey, takes an HPE100 Z06 out for a spin around their proving grounds. The upgrades given to the car can be found here, but the star of the list has to be the new supercharger system. All-in-all, the Corvette he’s driving has 1,008 horsepower and 823 lb-ft of torque at the ready. This power launches the car from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds– those are supercar numbers! It can also complete a 1/4-mile in 9.7 seconds @ 147 mph and will top out at over 220 mph.
Check out the video below to see the car in action for yourself and click the link below to find a Z06 for yourself.

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NASCAR rules killed the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird (Richard Petty drove it!). What a shame.

Is it possible for a car to be super weird, but super awesome at the same time? Usually not, but in the curious case of the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird, we had exactly that.
The Daytona came first as Dodge was getting pretty tired of losing to Ford in NASCAR. Originally, they modified a Charger to be able to withstand high-speed racing, but it wasn’t enough. Ford kept winning, so they decided to step up their game and introduce a new Charger with a pointed front end and a massive rear wing. The car was called the Charger Daytona, and it kicked butt.
The Daytona debuted at Talladega in 1969 and completely shocked Ford and Chevy. The car won the race with ease, and also took home victories in 7 of the last 10 races of the season. For the following year, Plymouth came out with their version of a winged, pointy noise car called the Superbird. It was driven by none of than Richard Petty, and aside from some small cosmetic differences in the front end and the rear wing, the car the looked pretty much the same.
The 1970 season was all Daytona and Superbird as they combined for 33 wins out of 48 races. Unfortunately, NASCAR officials didn’t think a car designed with this much aerodynamic advantage was fair, and the next year they limited “Aero” cars to only 300 cubic inches. This killed both cars overnight and it was the end of a winged era in early NASCAR. Both cars had to be sold to the public per NASCAR rules, so any survivors are extremely collectable and valuable. A prestine 1969 Daytona sold at an auction in Florida for $900,000.
For even more on these two oddballs, watch this video by Donut Media.

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This 800-HP Challenger Hellcat-Vs.-Lamborghini Huracan Drag Race Is Insanely Close

As old automotive tradition goes, if you want to settle something, take it to the race track—or in this case, the drag strip. In that spirit, the YouTubers at DragTimes put a Lamborghini Huracan against a modified Dodge Challenger Hellcat to figure out which reigned supreme in a straight line acceleration.
The video, uploaded to YouTube on Nov. 24, featured a stock all-wheel-drive Huracan and a slightly modified Challenger facing off at the Palm Beach International Raceway drag strip in Florida. By adding an E85 tune and a new exhaust, the usually-707-horsepower muscle car had its power cranked up more than 800 horsepower—on top of which, it also came with drag racing tires and an aftermarket driveshaft. That’s a whole hell of a lot, even compared to the Huracan’s 602 horsepower. But don’t forget—the Huracan sends its power to all four of its wheels, which helps it get off the line better than the rear-wheel-drive Challenger.
As you can see in the video, that all-wheel-drive launch control appears to help the Italian supercar beat the Challenger off the line, but the driver of the American muscle car was able to minimize wheelspin, leaving him right on the Huracan’s tail. Was it enough to enable the Mopar monster to beat the Raging Bull to the quarter-mile mark? Well…we don’t want to spoil the ending. But we will tell you that the winner only managed to grab first place with a lead of a mere 0.03 seconds. On another day, with different drivers behind the wheel or with a slight difference in the weather…this could have easily gone the opposite direction.

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Check Out This Badass Bourget’s Street Quad V8 Shredder

Aside from cars, one of the highlights of Crusin The Coast, are the quad bikes most especially the custom ones. We have seen him featuring the custom three wheeled Motorcycle Scorpion RT and now, this video will showcase another eye-catching ride, a fully custom Bourget”s Street Quad Shredder powered by a V8 engine. It doesn’t just run well but it also looks sizzling good! I have seen other Bourget’s Shredder with different paint jobs including a glossy purple, a red one and an orange but this one has a black and silver scheme which makes it even more badass. Check this video to see more of this awesome vehicle!

Ever Seen a CTS-V Wagon Pull a Wheelie? Here You Go!

Straight from the day that it came out, the second generation Cadillac CTS-V was a car that most people who got behind the wheel of found to be impressive. With all that this machine has to offer, it’s kind of difficult to argue with its ability. With basic modifications on board, you’ll see these things going incredibly quickly, even managing to put together single digit passes. That’s pretty incredible what the machine is able to do given that they are, on the surface, incredibly heavy luxury vehicles. This isn’t a Corvette that we’re talking about but instead, its bigger brother in a machine that sports the lineage with a lot of extra bulk to go along with it.
This time, we get the chance to check out a wagon that’s built by CTS-V madman, Shane Hinds. It’s one of the less common CTS-V models as you mostly see sedans and coupes, but this time, we get to see the boat of a wagon make its way down the track on blower only, leaving the nitrous bottles at home! Even with a stock cubic inch power plant, ported factory blower and some other basic mods, this thing rips! We’re not sure about you but you can color us impressed by this heavy sled of a Cadillac that really packs quite the punch.
Below, you can follow along with the luxury vehicle going rogue as it takes down the quarter-mile, really coming through on the big end, showing us exactly what it’s capable of. Perhaps our favorite part of this car is not the wheelie or the impressive pass on motor alone but instead the fact that there’s a lot more left in the tank for this Cadillac with everything from heated and cooled seats to navigation that is just tapping into what it’s capable of.

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The Future of Jack Stands… New Design is a Possible Life Saver!

When we’re talking about being safe in the garage, you want to make sure that you have all of the basic bases covered. You don’t want to end up being injured or having a fatal accident because you’re too lazy to put a jack stand under your car or had simply forgotten all about it. It might seem like something that’s never going to happen, but a quick Google search will tell you otherwise as hydraulic jacks have definitely failed and left the people lying underneath of their cars and trucks to suffer the consequences. Therefore, making sure that you double the support on an automobile weighing in at thousands of pounds is essential to keeping your own safety at the forefront of your to-do list.
Now, jack stands as we know them have been the same for years. You jack the car up and extend the stand, then lowering the jack to allow the car to sit on the stand. However, an interesting dilemma that nobody seems to have tried to address as of yet is that issue that happens when you try to find a place for the stands, raising up the car with your jack and said jack, of course, is put right in designated jacking spot where it’s safest to put a load underneath of your car in order to lift it. When that space is occupied, where should you put the jack stand? With the traditional stands, that question will always come up but with this new and innovative stand that promises to be the future of jack stands, you won’t even have to think twice about it.

Check out the video below that takes you along for the ride with the “Rennstand,” a system with interchangeable pads that will allow you to jack up just about any car without having to worry about where to balance the car on your jack and on the stand. After checking out the design for yourself, tell us what you think of this sort of stand and if you would trust your personal safety with a mechanism like this.

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Guy Goes To SEMA And Calls Out Every Build Fail At The Event

It’s not really a secret that SEMA builds aren’t always 100% ready for the road, but a lot of shops and builders thrash to get their display rides “close enough” for the show and either hope nobody notices or they go with the plans of finishing the details when the show is over and they have time to get things ironed out.
Of course, there’s always going to be “that guy” who catches these little details – some of which are admittedly more than just minor problems – and calls them out. While he may be right, there’s always a little bit of lenience for show builds, especially for SEMA, as everybody waits to the very last second to build their rides for the show to make sure they can jump on the latest trends and accessories for the biggest show of the year.
We can’t really fault the guy for calling these problems out though, because a couple of these could end up causing major problems if they aren’t addressed before putting these rides on the road. The most glaring issue we saw was the “bro truck” – y’all know we don’t need to define that term – with the airbag holding the suspension up a few inches away from the gas tank. Not a major deal, except if the airbag were to collapse, the suspension would drop far enough to impact the tank, a potentially catastrophic problem that would almost certainly result in the truck burning to the ground. Things like that cannot be left to chance, as it could not only affect the driver and passengers of this truck but any other car on the road nearby if things go wrong.
The rest of the issues are largely cosmetic, although the axle angle on that one truck is dangerously off and could cause some issues too. While we would all love for these builds to be 100% complete and road-worthy, that’s probably not ever going to be the case, and guys like this will always make sure the issues are pointed out for all to see.

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Man buys a Wal*mart to house his car and truck collection

For many of us, if someone were to come into our homes and take a look at the car parts strewn everywhere, they would probably start thinking that we have a problem. However, for most of us, we have to contain our hobby to a single structure as many don’t have the funds to go out and buy a warehouse to keep all of our toys and the parts that go with them. However, for this guy, it doesn’t look like money is an object as he has quite the massive toy collection and perhaps an even more impressive storage facility for the hundreds of machines that he has amassed over the years.
No, it isn’t just a warehouse, but instead, this guy has stepped up from garage to garage until he had found that enough is enough and he needed to purchase an entire Walmart to store his machines inside of. That’s right, when this guy built up enough of a collection that he ran out of storage space, 225 cars to be exact, one thing turned into another and he ended up inside of the former building that used to house one of America’s biggest big box retailers. I can only imagine the looks on peoples’ faces when he attempts to explain to them exactly where it is that he’s keeping all his collectible rides.
Check out the video below that shows off this massive collection of classic cars and exactly how they all fit nice and tight under the roof of this ex-Walmart. If he continues to grow this collection, I’m not sure what’s next! Will we see this guy purchasing entire shopping malls to store his cars inside of? It looks like he is well on his way to building up his very own personal automotive museum – if you don’t already classify this collection as such.

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Goliath GTR Spins Out On The Big End At 218MPH!

So a few days ago we posted a 2000HP GTR doing a 1/2 mile event. It gave a 1000HP BMW a huge head start and was still able to gap it. The video cut a little quick, but we didn’t think anything of it. Now a couple of days later we see the full video. The GTR got out in front, but it also lost control, spun out and almost rolled. Somehow the driver was able to keep it from flipping and ended up with just some “minor” damage. We use the word “minor” because a crash like that could have been much worse!

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