America's Fastest Street Cars Race in Airstrip Attack 8: Fast & Furious Sans the Silly Bits

Even wondered how the Fast and Furious series would be without the tons of cheesy bits? What if somebody offered us some pieces of footage that actually appeal to car people?
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Well, we’d probably end up with stuff like the clips from the Airstrip Attack series. They’ve recently released the 8th episode and we have to warn you - as always, this is petrolhead heaven.

For those of you who haven’t been following the series, we’ll mention the event sees the fastest street cars in North America. The machines get together on an airfield in California and engage in blink-and-you’ll-miss-it half-mile races.

In terms of present-day contraptions, Air Strip Attack 8 has pretty much anything you can wish for when aiming to drag race cars that still wear plates. For instance, one of the lightest races featured a stock Shelby GT500 and a Mercedes-Bens SLS AMG.

At the other end of the muscle scale, we find cars that go beyond 2,000 hp at the wheels - yes, the twin-turbo Gallardo versus GT-R rivalry couldn’t be missing.

The eye candy level is amazing

And while the event did lack some big names such as the recently debuted Underground Racing Twin Turbo Lamborghini Huracan, a 2,100 WHP supercar, we won’t complain.

For one thing, the video shooting and editing work alone would be enough to make a stock Toyota Camry looks spectacular. Think about it - those cars were racing in a straight line, so, in theory, somebody aiming to make a show out of this on camera had limited possibilities. Hit the “play” button below and you’ll find the exact opposite of that.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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