• Oct 20, 2006


Video of what may be the world's fastest street legal car made its rounds around the blogosphere last night, and we have to say the Red Victor One, a 1971 Vauxhall Victor powered by a 2,200 bhp, twin-turbo 9.8-liter V8, is a rather impressive beast, if not incredibly limited in its abilities. Built by Andy Frost, a 45-year-old Brit who estimates he's pumped about $187,000USD into the car, the Victor One is basically a street legal drag car capable of reaching 60 mph in 1 second and running the quarter in 7.8 seconds at 183.07 mph. Surely the Red Victor One is an impressive machine, able to embarass Veyrons and Enzos all day long in a straight line. Turning, however, is a different story, as this street legal drag racer probably handles like the QE2.

The car, however, actually isn't in a class by itself, it just benefits from a rather sensationally titled YouTube video. We thought for sure someone had built a street legal Supra that could match the Red Victor One, but couldn't locate one on the internets. A quick survey of the tubes, however, revealed a 1966 Chevelle that back in 1994 did the quarter in 7.85 seconds at 172.41 mph using a 632ci big-block and many liters of nitrous. Of course, one thing the YouTube video doesn't specify is whether Red Victor One takes its passes on street tires or slicks, which would make a significant difference. Still, props must be given to Andy Frost and the Victor; both are truly insane.

[Sourcce: Engadget]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      "6. "The world's fastest street legal car?"

      No, it's not. Or at least not if you're using 1/4 mile performance as your measure.

      Off the top of my head I know John Shepherd has gone 7.72 @ 188.41 in his "street legal" (it has Ohio plates!) 2.0L 4-cylinder AWD Eagle Talon. I'm sure there are several others that are quicker / faster.

      Cool video and nice car nonetheless!"

      This car won the World Streetcar Shootout a while back, which was held in the US, so he can lay claim to being the fastest. Does Shepard drive his car on the street? to the track and back home without changing anything? Most likely not.
        • 7 Years Ago
        WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        This car has never won a championship or a USA race to date.

        It was STEVE PATEMAN that won the WORLD STREET RACE, not Andy Frost Or Ian Hook.

        This car uses a Drag Radial type tire (Slick with grooves)


      • 8 Years Ago
      HAHA, Love his attitude... "Why a Victor? Why not!!"
      A true enthusists

      "Turning, however, is a different story, as this street legal drag racer probably handles like the QE2."

      Uh, it's not that bad!! Of course it's not a road course racer, but you can see from the video it handles on the street and highway just fine.
      And before you guys start the retarded apples to oranges comparisons, think about what the car was built for.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the Street Eliminator class (which Andy Frost races in) requires street tyres (tires!) and pump fuel. As part of the qualification procedure at each round the cars take part in a 25 mile street cruise, including town traffic (should see the tourists in Stratford On Avon when the class rumbles through town!) and are required to take on pump fuel at a public service station and perform a hot start.

      The GB£100,000 build cost reflects 25 years of building and developing and £4000 a year ain't bad!
      • 8 Years Ago
      the kid looks like curious george
      • 8 Years Ago
      #1. It really is 100,000 pounds, not Australian dollars. At an exchange rate of $1.87/pound it is $187,000
      • 8 Years Ago
      There's a difference between "quick" and "fast".

      This car is quick but there are cars that are faster.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As far as I;m aware yes there are other street legal cars that are quicker, they WERE NOT in street trim (ie; treads, pump gas etc)whereas Andy Frost's Red Victor was totally street legal for that pass up the strip

      It was Ian Hook's '34 Ford that won the world street race in America anyway.

      All of the cars running in Street Elimintor are real street drivers
      • 8 Years Ago
      LOL, I like how both the owner and the host kept comparing this car to a Veyron. Sure it may be quicker than a Veyron, but what happens when they come to a turn?
      • 8 Years Ago
      it's england you git. Wolverhampton is the UK.

      wanker
      • 8 Years Ago
      "...the YouTube video doesn't specify whether Red Victor One takes its passes on street tires or slicks..."

      Probably both, but the 7.8 is slicks.
      jeff99gsx
      • 8 Years Ago
      John Shepard has an AWD Eagle Talon (mitsubishi eclipse) that is street driven and runs a 7.75
      1/4 mile. Its only a 2.0 4 cylinder!! There are videos of it on youtube....look up john shepard talon ts. There are lots of videos!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's from "Fifth Gear" so any debates about it being British should be put to rest.
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