Brass Monkey Nissan GTR tuned by AMS

Brass Monkey Racing is a new team that formed in 2009 where they began competing with a Porsche 911 GT3. However, the following year they decided to switch to the fan-favorite Nissan GTR and will stick to their guns’ for the 2011 World Challenge season. The above video is a clip of their GTR at the AMS shop for some tuning. Be sure to crank up the volume to enjoy the amazing exhaust note.

Brass Monkey placed their GTR’s 9th and 10th in qualification for Saturday’s race.

SCCA World Challenge Video Stream for St. Petersburg

SCCA World Challenge Video Stream

The SCCA World Challenge begins tomorrow with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Versus will air coverage on April 9th, but you can’t wait that long to see some of the best sports cars compete, can you? If you want to see the Nissan GTR, Z06, CTS-V, 911 GT3, and more duke it out live then World Challenge TV has you covered as they’ll be streaming the event live from their website. Click Here.

Coverage begins on 3/26/11 at 11:40am EST.

For qualification results click here.

Ford Mustang Boss 302R at Homestead

While you’re waiting to get your hands on the new Boss 302 you can follow the race version in Grand Am’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. The video above feature’s Multimatic Motorsports Mustang Boss 302R in a qualifying run at Homestead Miami.

The team finished 6th in the race and they’re currently preparing for the April 7-9 weekend at Barber.

[Credit: Multimatic]

Mazda MX-5 GT Racer does 0-60mph in 3.0 seconds | Still Girly?

Mazda MX-5 GT Racer

Never thought Mazda had the muscle to compete with the likes of BMW, Aston Martin, Porsche, or Lotus on the race track? Well think again, because with the new Mazda MX-5 GT this little roadster has all the tools necessary to take down the high horsepower competition it will face in the upcoming Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship.

The Mazda MX-5 GT, built in cooperation with Jota Sport, produces 275 horsepower (from the 2.0L I-4)and weighs only 1,873 pounds. The impressive 3.0 second 0-60mph time is aided by sequential paddle shift technology and tops out at 160mph.

The MX-5 is already renowned for its superb handling characteristics, now you couple that with blistering speed and you may very well have a world class racer on your hands. With that said it can’t be considered girly, can it?

Porsche GT3 R Hybrid Version 2.0

Porsche-GT3-R-Hybrid-2.0

Is it possible for a hybrid to be a proper performance oriented vehicle? Or, will they be forever subjugated by only those who enjoy oversized R/C cars? Of course no true car enthusiast is going to appreciate an electric motor and a car that has to be plugged into a wall. On top of that the terms hybrid and performance have become contradictory by nature. However, it may be time to prepare ourselves to rethink the capabilities of hybrid technology as Porsche shatters all stereotypes with their 911 GT3 R Hybrid.

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A.M. Performance Shop Tour | Nissan 370z

Driver Mike Sweeney takes us on a tour of the A.M. Performance Shop and gives us a quick peak of their Nissan 370z that’s still being prepped for the next round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Their Nissan will compete in the GS class in which BMW, Chevy, and Porsche (respectively) currently stand atop. The next race weekend will be April 7th-9th at Barber Motorsports Park.

Mopar 2011 Challenger Drag Pak

2011-Mopar-Challenger-Drag-Pak

Mopar’s V10 Challenger Drag Pak finally hit the strip during the recent NHRA Gatornationals event. It was long time enthusiast Frank Teuton who became the first owner of this special edition Mopar, and thus the first person to show the world exactly what this amazing machine is capable of. Of course it didn’t disappoint as the numbers certainly lived up to the hype with a 9.78 elapsed time in the AA/SA category.

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K&N Infiniti G35 | Redline Time Attack

K&N Infiniti G35

The first round of the Redline Pro Time Attack, held at Willow Springs, is officially in the books with the K&N G35 claiming victory in the Super Modified RWD division. Their Infiniti G35 dominated the track with an impressive time of 1:24.830.

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