Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge - New Contest, $10,000 Cash Prize And Bragging Rights
Subscribe to the Free

Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge - New Contest, $10,000 Cash Prize And Bragging Rights

Apr 1, 2009

Last year's Castrol Syntec Top Shop Challenge was so successful that we are at it again this year, but with a whole new twist! Rather than building engines and seeing how well they perform, the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge will be a competition to find the top street car in the United States. Six of our sister publications (Super Street, Import Tuner, Honda Tuning, eurotuner, Lowrider and 5.0 Mustang) will be battling us for Top Car supremacy.

Modp_0904_11_o+new_castrol_syntec_top_car_challenge_contest+logo Photo 2/4   |   Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge - New Contest, $10,000 Cash Prize And Bragging Rights

Before we go ahead and pick our car, we're inviting you, our readers, to submit your cars for consideration to compete in the challenge. Because we won last year's Top Shop Challenge, we are looking to repeat it again this year, meaning we want the best of the best. If you think your car could potentially be tops in the country, submit it to the official website Alternatively, you don't have to enter your car, but by signing up you have a chance at winning $10,000. If that isn't enough motivation to sign up, we don't know what is!

Modp_0904_10_o+new_castrol_syntec_top_car_challenge_contest+ Photo 3/4   |   Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge - New Contest, $10,000 Cash Prize And Bragging Rights

The website will have plenty of updates and progress on the competition throughout the year so be sure to check it out as often as you can. We'll also bring you updates on the Top Car Challenge in these pages in the coming months.

Modp_0904_12_o+new_castrol_syntec_top_car_challenge_contest+toyota_supra Photo 4/4   |   Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge - New Contest, $10,000 Cash Prize And Bragging Rights

For those interested in entering their car, here are the categories that the cars will be tested on:

Lap Times: Teams compete for the single fastest lap time during a 20-minute session on the road course.

Quarter-Mile Time: Cars compete for quickest ending times, best of three runs.

Quarter-Mile Trap Speed: Cars compete for fastest trap speed, best of three runs.

Horsepower: Using a dyno, cars will be tested to find who has the highest peak horsepower. Teams will be limited to three runs.

Power-to-Weight Ratio: Cars will be weighed at the dyno to calculate who has the best ratio.

Emissions: Vehicles will be tested with a five-gas automobile emissions analyzer.

Acceleration: 0-60 mph using a radar gun.

Braking: 80-0 mph using a radar gun.

Endurance: Cars will have to test out their endurance in the brutal test of Los Angeles traffic by driving to the track in the middle of rush hour.

Vehicle Cost: Scores will be based on the current used-car value from

There you have it! The rules have been set and the battle lines have been drawn. Expect some monster cars competing in this competition. It's bound to be an epic battle!



The first-ever Nitro Rallycross at the 2018 Nitro World Games was won by Swedish driver Timmy Hansen. Get the full story here!
Motor Trend StaffSep 25, 2018
Recently, a selected number of automotive journalists and media influencers made the journey to Spain to be the first behind the wheel of the much-anticipated 2019 Toyota Supra.
Sam DuSep 20, 2018
The 2019 BMW Z4 will arrive next year, initially with a four-cylinder engine followed by a more potent M40i model.
Stefan OgbacSep 18, 2018
Ferrari launched a new, limited edition duo of supercar barchettas with the Monza SP1 and SP2. Get all the details here!
Jonny LiebermanSep 18, 2018
Preview the Super Street November issue, our Nissan annual! With a trio of Charles Wong’s R34 Skyline, 2 Boss Bunny S14, a baby Godzilla Pulsar GTiR, and more!!!
Bob HernandezSep 14, 2018
Sponsored Links