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    Video: 2013 SRT Viper spends its days living life a quarter mile at a time
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    There are lots of ways to measure the performance of a car, but there's only one that is quintessentially American: the quarter mile. And while we've already seen a proper comparison test or two that puts the new (and also quintessentially American) SRT Viper on a racetrack, we've yet to see what ...

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    Tesla Model S sets quarter-mile record for quickest production EV [w/video]
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    It looks as if the Tesla Model S has a new feather to stick in its cap. DragTimes.com took the five-door down to Palm Beach International Raceway for a few sprints down the quarter mile, and the EV managed to run a best time of 12.371 seconds at 110.84 miles per hour with a 0-60 time of 3.9 ...

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    Video: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 runs quarter mile in 11.93 seconds [UPDATE]
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    We've taken the bone-stock 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 down the quarter-mile drag strip at Bondurant in Arizona several times. The very first pass we made netted us a time slip in the mid-12-second range. That's an impressive performance for a car wearing road-legal radial tires with zero ...

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    Video: Watch Hennessey's own CTS-V Sport Wagon pull a sub-11-second quarter mile [UPDATE]
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    The image above is a perfect example of potential energy. What we have is famed tuner John Hennessey's own personal daily driver, a modified Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon called "Hammer Wagon," about to run down the quarter mile. Its twin-turbo V8 is producing upwards of 1,000 horsepower, but with ...

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    Official: Infiniti M35h sets hybrid 1/4-mile Guinness World Record
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    On Tuesday, August 23, a lone 2012 Infiniti M35h ripped down the UK's rain-drenched Santa Pod Raceway and sped into the record books as the world's quickest hybrid vehicle. Driven by Tim Pollard, associate editor of the UK's Car Magazine, and overseen by Guinness World Records, the ...

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    Video: GM Futurliner runs quarter mile like a Boss
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    General Motors built the Futurliner to promote a traveling show called the "GM Parade of Progress" in the 1940s and '50s. The slippery-lined bus, which was penned by the legendary Harley Earl, is one of 12 that traveled the U.S. to show Americans the future of motoring and technology. GM ...

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    Video: AMS Alpha 10 claims new quarter-mile record for Nissan GT-R
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    AMS Alpha 10 Nissan GT-R claims a quarter-mile record – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    AMS Performance has broken its own quarter-mile record in a Nissan GT-R, this time gussied up with its Alpha 10 package. The most important thing you need to know about the suite of changes ...

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    VIDEO: OnStar calls Hennessey after tuned CTS-V pulls .99 g
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    The 700-hp Hennessy CTS-V meets OnStar -- Click above to watch video
    On its way to doing the 1/4-mile in 11.07 seconds at 128 mph, a Hennessy-tuned 700-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V hit .99 longitudinal G as it left the start line. By the end of the run the phone inside the car was ringing, and it ...

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    Safety concerns cause NHRA to limit races to 1,000 feet
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    The NHRA has acted very quickly in an effort to improve the safety of its Top Fuel and Funny Car races. Due to the tragic death recently of '94 and '95 Top Fuel champion Scott Kalitta, the drag strip for these two fastest classes will be shortened from the traditional 1,320 feet to 1,000 feet. Race ...

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    VIDEO: How to move two tons down the quarter-mile in less than ten seconds
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    When the owners of two-ton monsters get together at the annual Southern Super Heavyweight Shootout each November, Sir Issac Newton's laws get put to the test. As evidence, we submit the above video from the 2006 gathering, which pitted Mike Smith's 1995 Impala SS up against Paul Roswell's 1994 ...

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    13s in the quarter for $1300 - and 30 MPG, too
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    Chrysler's "A Platform" hasn't ever received a whole lot of respect from gearheads, but aside from serving as a useful bridge between the K-car and the cab-forward LH, it also spawned the Dodge Spirit R/T. Acceleration came courtesy of the ubiquitous 2.2 L inline four, but topped with a DOHC ...

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    Ultima GTR goes for quarter-mile record and gets it
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    Not long ago the Ultima GTR broke its own record (again) as the fastest car to achieve 0-100mph-0 for the third year in a row. On that same day it also set new records for 0-60 (2.6 seconds), 0-100 (5.3 seconds) and braking from 100 (3.6 seconds). Mere weeks later it has smashed yet another record. ...

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