Street racing is the ultimate activity for folks who are both car enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. From picturesque drag races in Los Angeles or Long Beach, California to high-octane illegal street racing in Tokyo, Japan, street racing really is a worldwide phenomenon.
If you think about the large number of Hollywood takes on street racing (we’re looking at you Fast and the Furious franchise), it’s easy to see how engrained into popular culture street racing really is. There’s just something infectious about large groups of people gathering at their city’s hot spot to watch souped-up muscle cars compete in drag races.
But, not all street racing gathers crowds or showcases illegal racers like the drag races they show in movies or TV. Sure, every now and then you have street racers pushing the limits, causing or barely causing car crashes, and getting caught up in police pursuits.
But, sometimes, it’s just two drivers going head-to-head at a traffic light, basically with only pride on the line. In other words, street racing does come in a variety of forms. Just take a look at this street racing compilation, and you’ll see what we mean.
That video gives you just a taste of the full-throttle intensity of street racing. It looks like a crazy rush though, doesn’t it? Plus, just take a look at some of the rides included in the 20-minute video.
Per That Racing Channel:
Cars included in this video are Dodge Viper, Toyota Supra, Mitsubishi Evolution, R32 GTR, NSX, Lamborghini, Nissan GTR, McLaren 720s, Corvette, Dodge Hellcat, and more. Bikes included are the Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki H2, BMW S1000RR, and more.
There are a whole lot of ridiculous hot rods in that lineup! And it looks like a serious rush, doesn’t it? It may look tempting to try, but be careful about the high-speed shenanigans you attempt on public roads, or you could end up having a not-so-fun encounter with members of the highway patrol.