2011 CTSV Coupe Already Modified By Hennessey

Hennessey V700 CTS-V Coupe

You may remember back in June when a GM rep was spotted driving a CTS-V coupe locally and I posted it up for your entertainment.  Well, these days, the world is moving faster than ever before, and if you aren’t first, you’re last.  According to my calendar it is still 2010,  yet, Hennessey has already got a 2011 CTS-V running 11’s at 120+ in the quarter mile.  If you have crazy money to spend, this sure looks like a heck of a lot of fun.  I’m sure the dealer that sold it would be thrilled to see this video. “Cya Warranty!

Slow Motion: AWD Launching Edition

AWD DSM Launches in Slow Motion

When watching drag racing, the last thing that’s on your mind is what the race would look like in slow motion.  Luckily, there are people out there that are thinking about this, and even capture it on video for people like us to enjoy.  On YouTube there are dozens of slow motion videos of rear wheel drive cars launching, which is pretty cool, but I find all wheel drive to be more interesting.

You can actually see the transfer case putting in work.  First, the front wheels start to slip, then the power is transferred to the rear, which often slips, and then back to the front it goes again. It is an amazing seesaw of power within a blink of an eye.  Focus on the spinning of the front and rear wheels vs. the distance the car travels for total amazement. Oh, and yes……… this is why stuff breaks.

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1998 Ford Explorer How-To Video Suggestions

1A Auto Wants Your Suggestions!

1998 Ford Explorer

Over the last few months, 1A Auto has recorded several hundred high definition how-to videos on our 1A Auto YouTube Channel and we are adding dozens more each week.  We want to give our customers all the guidance that they may need when replacing the typical do-it-yourself auto parts like the ones that we provide.   Our YouTube videos are all 10 minutes or less and they cover everything from the tools that you will need, to the time that it should take, and all the tips and tricks that we have learned along the way.  They show you how auto parts are replaced in a real world environment, not in the fantasy TV land of rust-free metal and easy to turn bolts.

Most recently, we acquired a 1998 Ford Explorer that we will be breathing some much deserved life back into.  It has typical mileage, normal wear and tear, and makes a fantastic winter vehicle in New England!  Over the next month or so, we are going through it and making dozens of helpful how-to videos about the entire process. This is where you come in! We are looking for “how-to video” suggestions for this Explorer project.   Continue reading 1998 Ford Explorer How-To Video Suggestions

This is how you run 6′s at 210 mph.

When the boost arrives.

This video was taken yesterday by a friend of mine at New England Dragway.  It was a test & tune day, and one of the cars there ripped off a 6.92 at 210 mph.  Twin turbo, G-Body, pulling the front wheels when the boost arrives. These DMC  guys deserve a round of applause, and many high 5’s.  Well done!

Travis Pastrana Vs. Mount Washington Video

In the interest of awesome videos, I feel obligated to post up this one up for the dedicated 1A Auto Blog readers as well.  It is a video of Travis Pastrana (Awesome rally car driver) planning for, and then racing up Mount Washington.  It will likely be the best 5 minutes of your day, so you will want to sit down and watch it immediately….maybe even twice.  FWIW, much like the Pikes Peak hill climb, these people are crazy for racing this close to a multiple thousand foot cliff.  Just sayin…..

Can’t see the video? Here is the Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdXJYc4CpXA

BRAND NEW: Ken Block Gymkhana 3 Part 2 Video

Gymkhana Three

It’s officially 9/14, and the brand new Ken Block / DC Shoes Gymkhana video has arrived as expected.  You have probably already clicked on the video at this point so it is probably worthless to tell you how great it is.  Enjoy!

……..If you missed Gymkhana 3 part 1, here it is below.  It is more of a rap video than a driving video, but…..meh…. it is what it is.

Friday = 2JZ in a 1993 Mustang

Monday = We had an awd turbo dune buggy
Tuesday = It was old-school vs. new-school with the 1929 Whippet SRT-4
Wednesday = There was no choice but to go with the hand built Toyota 2000GT
Thursday = An incredible  ’69 Porsche GT3 build.
Friday = 1993 Mustang notchback with a 2JZ Toyota Supra engine.

I know that today’s build will be hated by some and loved by others, but regardless of personal opinions, it makes an impact.  Today’s project is a fox body Mustang notchback with a 2JZ Toyota Supra engine swap built by a guy named Dan (2JZstang) on supraforums.com.  It makes 650 horsepower at the wheels on E85 fuel and runs a 9.74 quarter mile at 144 mph.  Sick fast. It took him a few years to build it on a budget, and it was almost sold off at one point, but in the end his dream prevailed.  In it’s current state, is brutally awesome, sicknasty fast, and well deserving of high 5’s from every enthusiast in his area code.

Here are a few modifications worth noting:
– 6 Point Cage
– 2JZ engine with stock internals
– Billet Precision Turbo
– 4″ exhaust
– coilovers
– Built 8.8 rear

Videos FTW.

The full build can be found here:

http://www.supraforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=453217