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Performance News

Ekanoo Racing Nissan GT-R breaks 1/4 mile record (video)

Nov 11, 2016

Ekanoo Racing is the proud new quarter-mile record holder for both the R35 Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo. The Bahrain-based team at Ekanoo Racing took to the drag strip to assert its dominance in...

Summernats 30 to be biggest ever, record-breaking 2000 entrants

Nov 08, 2016

Summernats is coming up for its 30th anniversary in January, and to kick-start the festivities it has just registered its 2000th vehicle entrant for the year breaking a new record. The previous record was 1952...

TechArt reveals intense new GTstreet R Porsche 911 Turbo

Nov 07, 2016

German tuner TechArt has released a brand-new kit for the 991.1 and 991.2 generations of the 911 Turbo, complete with more power, a carbon fibre body and active aerodynamics. It’s called the GTstreet R, and...

RAM 1500 Hellfire concept hits SEMA, features 527kW Hellcat engine

Nov 04, 2016

The 2016 SEMA show was Fiat Chrysler’s opportunity to show off a variety of outrageous vehicles, such as this Hellcat supercharged V8-powered Ram. Now the more astute PerformanceDrive readers among you will probably remember we...

2000hp Toyota Land’Speed’Cruiser overpowers SEMA

Nov 03, 2016

This year’s SEMA show is choc full of equal parts sublime and ridiculous. This 2000hp (1500kW) Toyota Land ‘Speed’ Cruiser exemplifies that to a big T. Said to be capable of a Jaguar XJ220-rivalling 354km/h,...

Hyundai IONIQ sets hybrid land speed record at Bonneville

Nov 03, 2016

Hyundai has thrown down the gauntlet and set a new land speed record for a hybrid vehicle at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The Hyundai team took out the record with a race-prepared...

Insane Toyota 86 with F136 V8 Ferrari 458 engine now drives (video)

Nov 01, 2016

The crew over at HMS Motorsport have completed work on the awesomely insane ‘GT4586’, a Toyota 86 that underwent a pretty serious Ferrari V8 engine conversion. We reported back in July that Ryan Tuerck and...

2017 Chevrolet Camaro COPO drag package previewed for SEMA

Nov 01, 2016

Chevrolet is headed to the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas with an example from the Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program known as the 2017 COPO Camaro. For those unaware, COPO (Central Office Production...

Ford planning hotted-up Focus & Fiesta hatches for SEMA

Oct 25, 2016

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas is one of the most celebrated events on the petrolhead calendar, with manufacturers and aftermarket specialists alike flocking to the event to show their extreme...

Mountune announces more potent tune for Ford Fiesta ST

Oct 19, 2016

Good news for enthusiasts lusting after a more hardcore Fiesta ST, with Mountune’s American arm announcing a new kit squeezing out an extra 60kW. Hopes of a factory-produced hardcore Fiesta RS were crushed earlier in...

duPoint Registry creates Audi R8 twin-turbo package

Oct 18, 2016

The Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo/Huracan brothers are popular among high-end tuners for consistently generating megawatts of power from the stout 5.2-litre V10. We’ve featured many different aftermarket versions of each car, with ridiculous amounts...

Hyundai Veloster Gurnade concept previewed before SEMA

Oct 13, 2016

Hyundai has enlisted the help of American rendering-house Gurnade to tease a radical Veloster concept headed for the 2016 SEMA show. Gurnade, known for its over-the-top styling cues, has absolutely gone to town on the...

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