Part 1 of 3 With the resounding success of last year's Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge, we're at it once again in 2010! Here at Modified you know we're going to bring out a top contender. Coming off our two consecutive victories in this competition, you know we're the guys you want to follow. Can you say three-peat?
We'll be going up against the top readers' rides from Super Street, Import Tuner, Honda Tuning, eurotuner and 5.0 Mustang for the chance to win it all and secure our bragging rights for another year.
In case you're not familiar with the format of the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge, this is how it breaks down: Hop on to SyntecTopCarChallenge.com to check out the latest news and videos about our selected car. Once you're there, make sure to place your vote for us so you can be entered in a sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000 - if that's not motivation to log on, what is?
So what are the cars judged and tested on? Here's what the Castrol Syntec Top Car Challenge entails: 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 out who has the highest peak horsepower; teams will be limited to three runs. Power to weight 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 to 60 mph using a radar gun. Braking 80 to 0 mph using a radar gun. Endurance Cars will have to test their endurance in the brutal 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 intellichoice.com.
And there it is! Now that you know the rules, hop over to SyntecTopCarChallenge.com and vote for Modified so you can be entered in a sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000.
For full details of the competition, log on to syntectopcarchallenge.com