Racing a V8 Supercar (In Our Street Cars!!)

We battle a 600 horsepower V8 Supercar using our dailies and other cars we've built from the MCM garage. But will our nuggets have what it takes to chase down a car that costs more than all of our cars combined?
Thank you to Chaz and the team from Supercheap Auto for agreeing to do this video with us. Respect!
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Caption: In this episode of mighty car mods we . are racing a v8 supercar. [music]. welcome to a special episode of mighty . car mods i am gonna tick off a bucket . list thing from my life which is i'm . gonna chop that thing in a daihatsu well . man it's pretty exciting times we've . built a lot of rubbish cars over the . years and so we thought wouldn't it be . wonderful to see how rubbish they go . against the car that is um good how good . they go dude our cars are gonna chop. that thing that's slow that's made for . corners this is a drag strip dude yeah . we are gonna smash that v8 supercar back . into the when did they start being done . a long time ago but we have brought some . of our favorite crappiest mighty car . mods cars down here to the drag strip . and we're gonna be battling chairs over . here so chose mazda world famous racecar . driver extraordinaire we've got the . super cheap auto v8 supercar and we're . about to smash it which is a it's gonna . be awesome because this is going to be . our proof of concept if we can get a . daihatsu smashing that car down the drag . strip they should daihatsu should go in . v8 supercars that's why we're here yeah . that's why we're here . we're gonna get minis back there yeah . well it's going to be absolutely . extravagant it's gonna be amazing so . let's hit the strip good luck chas good . good luck man. and we'll wait so when you get down the . other end you'll know where it finishes . we'll be waiting in the mini chas. monster is an australian racing legend . and bathurst champion yep the dude knows. how to drive and this is his ford falcon. supercar running a tickford racing 5 . litre v8 engine on a 85 which cranks out . over 600 horsepower it's got a hundred . and eleven litre fuel tank and weighs . just over 1. 4 tonnes with a top speed of . over 300 kilometres an hour and to get . there it'll smash out the zero to 100 . kilometers in just 3. 5 seconds but is . that going to be enough . to go head-to-head with some of the . finest vehicles from the mighty car mods . garage so i heard about two days ago . that can be racing some absolute boxes . and you know to be honest it's a bit of . waste of my time but i'm . look any time we put a suit on to the . helmet i'm glad to do it well on our . extra bet you have zero experience for . getting up the long super car we every . race we have the standing start so you . know i think i got a good experience . normally i'm looking for turn one but . here there's no turn one so how hard . could it be how hard could it be . mate you're about to be dominated by. sheer and brutal daihatsu power it's . time to introduce you to our first . challenger in the form of our four-wheel . drive turbo jdm mira for just a few . hundred bucks we found this car at the . back of a car yard in country japan and . pretty soon realized it was the best . thing ever we took it to a local . workshop for some quick mods and then . entered a drift event which we didn't . win but it was too good to scrap so we . shipped it all the way back to australia . in two boxes and then painstakingly . reassembled it with an australian shelf . before wheel drive system meant we . needed to stitch in a whole new floor . pen but with that epic task complete we . now have an all drive turbo mirror with . an enormous 35 kilowatts at the wheels . and you're about to get chopped . obviously a beast here in the background . these mighty karma guys don't really . know what they're talking about with . these what visitor shy hatsue or odd i . had to some car or something that never . even heard of her all right so this is . it . chas is getting prepped from his coach . something about chopping our car and . martin's about to get some prep from me . i'll just chop in there and there it is . so this is go time everybody it's . daihatsu verse the supercar and what . you're about to see is the first foray . of daihatsu into the competitive out of . the supercar series let's do this he's . in the left lane you're in the right . lane i just want. wow let's lay out . [music]. i'm racing a daihatsu mira against a v8 . supercar a very cool turbocharged bull . drive daihatsu mira i just it's kind of . a weird feeling actually being lined up . against someone who is a professional . racing driver you know proper like 600 . plus horsepower car in your street car . sometimes i realized what we do is kind. of weird and kind of cool . chad's must be getting hot in there . i'll just turn my fan on in my lovely . streetcar i'll feel the cool air right . i'm gonna launch it hard - today's the . day if the mirror has to sacrifice its . gearbox even though i probably can't get . another one i will do what i have to do . i will launch this thing hard here we go . i'm here. [music]. [music]. it's really fast so the first run is . done i don't know what happened but we . didn't win the supercar ran and 11. 7 . quarter-mile and the daihatsu did 19 . seconds we'll have to chat with marty . and find out what happened but um a . disappointing result i just had so much. traction issues yeah what we do 11 with . seven but a little odd we've been . sensible speaking of wheelspin next up . is our honda engine swapped vtec mini a . one-of-a-kind super car crushing beast . with some serious bathurst heritage this . is a jdm mini that we found in tokyo and . imported to australia our first task was . squeezing out some more power from the . old a series engine and with the help of . some mates we slapped on a supercharger . from the bmw mini and ran it on ethanol . the first in the world to do so but we . wanted more so we install the jdm civic . type-r b 16 b which tripled the original . power output obviously mini has a great . heritage around bethis and i think . they're an awesome little car probably . the one car i probably am scared to be. out that diverse today but then knowing . that they have some honda power under . the bonnet as well it's it's pretty. impressive. this mini has the power to weight ratio . of an r34 gtr but it also is in serious . need of a new clutch so i'm not sure how . it's going to go today getting power . down to the ground this is scary . the second key. [music]. [music]. meeting . [music]. [applause]. [music]. eleven four fifteen six fifteen six is . pretty good verse eleven eleven falls a . lot faster like a lot fast and pointer . he was second better than his last run . there was a bit of clutch slip there was . a bit of tramp off the line so i put the . power on then had to take it off and . then go again into a 15-6 that's pretty . good man there's definitely a better . time in it but not today buddy so it's . time for our next challenger this is mod . max a car we built for mad max fury road . it's an off-road innocence silvia that's . powered with an ls1 v8 originally . destined for the wreckers this car . started as a crash statutory right off . then we do the obvious thing pilfered an. engine from a v8 holden commodore to . power it the car was then hacked slashed . and painted with fire until all is ready . for the apocalyptic wastelands of . western sydney . this carries in its element on dirt and . mowing down zombie mannequins but today . we're gonna mow down a supercar well for . me mod max that kind of comes back to . that i kind of last seeing actually some . of the super cheap auto the oils . campaign that they did was pretty . fantastic so uh looking forward to going . up against the port security we'll just. have to see if we can you know flog that . security guard today mod max the . mountains of japan meet mount druitt as . the v8 silvia goes head-to-head with the . v8 supercar. we got v8 versus v8 yeah i don't know i . think traction is gonna be a major major. issue well that is an issue with this . car isn't it but it's an issue which has . as well tires on my tires completely . inappropriate for this going to racing . here we go no idea what's gonna happen. [music]. [music]. you got totally chopped but you got. twelve nine impressive it really shows . you the difference between drag and. track because we've had the mini out on. the track with this and the minis . quicker yeah but in a straight line this . is faster our next challenger is the . infamous ford focus rs a 350 horsepower . all-wheel drive turbo hatchback that's . capable of the 0 to 100 kilometer an . hour sprint in a bit over 4 seconds with . all the digital wizardry you need to . help you get there we traveled to the . ford plant in germany to work on this . car ourselves as it made its way through . the production line from the hand . assembled bumpers through to the recaro. seats brembo brakes huge front mount . intercooler and performance exhaust this . car is made for the track it's got a . super fancy all-wheel-drive system . controlled by the ecu which can send . bucket loads of power to the rear wheels . which lets you drift and do epic skids . yeah the focus rs actually do a bit of . racing in the production series with and . obviously being a ford supercar it's in . the ford family so i have a lot of. respect for that car even though it's . got the launch control and all that i . believe you know it should come down to . the driver to do all that so i know . we'll see how good my right foot is so . today it's ford super hatch vs. ford . super car at least we can add some . traction this time on yeah so i'm gonna . go full launch control all-wheel drive . the thing is this guy is going to be . more predictable than anything else . yeah like other cars like mad max i . guess they're surprising in a way but . this you can look up on the internet how . fast this is you just have to like . appease the internet and do the internet . time yeah internet time you'll have to . tell me when we get back i think it's in . the third eames is it i think ok . they got chops redlining every year . [music]. that's 190 kilometres of hill . you got a 13:5 pretty much bang in the . middle o

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