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Motor Trend Presents: The World's Greatest Drag Race 2

4,730 horsepower and 4,037 lb-ft of twist in $1.3 million worth of cars at an abandoned airstrip. What more could you want?

By Joshua Condon Aug 24, 2012 7:53AM
Yesterday we pointed you to Motor Trend's extremely detailed and involved process to pick the 2012 Best Driver's Car. (For those who need a refresher, the Porsche 911 Carrera S beat out the Lamborghini Aventador, Jaguar XKR-S, Ford Shelby GT500, Chevy Camaro ZL1, McLaren MP4-12C, Subaru BRZ, Nissan GT-R and Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG Black Edition for the top spot.)

Let's check the math: Nine incredible pieces of machinery -- everything from a fantastically nimble 200-horsepower rear-wheel-drive Subaru to a fire-breathing all-wheel-drive Aventador with 691 horsepower -- totaling 68 cylinders, 4,730 horsepower, 4,037 lb-ft of torque and more than $1.3 million worth of sheet metal.

I know what you're thinking: Please, please tell me they brought all those cars to an abandoned airstrip and had a drag race.

Why, yes. Yes they did. Below, please enjoy Motor Trend's second annual edition of The World's Greatest Drag Race -- The World's Greatest Drag Race ... uh, 2.



949Comments
Aug 24, 2012 9:51AM
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The mustang which costs about 25% of the cars it was racing against finished in 4th with an E.T. of 11.01 at 125 mph that is incredible for the price tag!
Aug 24, 2012 1:01PM
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America's most Iconic car the Corvette not even invited? Suburu is?? I don't get it.
Aug 24, 2012 10:06AM
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no Corvette, no Viper, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BS

 

 

 

Aug 24, 2012 12:06PM
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So these boneheads pick a Camaro ZL1 over the Corvette ZR1? It tells you right there that they're full of crap.
Aug 24, 2012 9:54AM
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How is this the world's greatest drag race without the ZR-1???

 

Aug 24, 2012 2:02PM
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No Corvette? Seriously? What a stupid comparison.
Aug 24, 2012 11:02AM
Aug 24, 2012 11:02AM
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Very biased! Any American built car, considering the cost, can out perform the best of the foreign junk! Where is the Corvette? Where is the Viper? These cars are under $80k and can run the wheels off your selection of foreign "hotrods". By the way, I did not see a Ferrari in your drag race. Who comes up with this garbage?
Aug 24, 2012 11:03AM
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WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLS__T!!!  They must have had the world's WORST driver in the Shelby GT500 for it to run an 11.6 on their quarter mile.  You can see the person in the GT500 "dogging it" on the line at the start of the video.  I click off consistant 10.9's (on a NHRA sanction track - Gainesville, FL) all day long in my factory stock 2013 Shelby GT500 with OEM street tires and 93 octane pump gas. I got  the car 4 months ago and so far my best time has been a 10.933 - almost as fast as the "millionaire sleds" that ran this race. As usual another Motor Trend "compairison" with questionable (skewed) results.

Aug 24, 2012 9:51AM
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dont care which car won...that was just an awesome idea for a race
Aug 24, 2012 3:01PM
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You guys are a bunch of amateurs. Obviously you have a hidden agenda which is typical with the news media today! Where's the Corvette ZR-1 and where is the Viper? Afraid all that European crap is going to be put down by strong American iron?? What kind of a moron would have a Subaru in this race anyway??
Aug 24, 2012 9:56AM
Aug 24, 2012 3:59PM
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Well, all very interesting...they ran a 600+ hp Mustang GT, a ZL1 Camaro, an under powered Isuzu, and an almost as badly under powered Porsche...and CONSPICUOUSLY left out the ZR1 Corvette...!!! Anyone have a thought as to why...I do...because it's the fastest! and BEST HANDLING!!! BEST BRAKING!!! Gee, maybe AUDI payed for the shoot-out! And didn't want their new Lambo to get it's doors blown off by a car that costs 1/3 as much!!! Oh, well, guess we know who Motor Trend gets the moist "advertising" $$$ from...!!!
Aug 24, 2012 10:19PM
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Come on folks, a 58,000 dollar Mustang finishing 4th in that group, and gaining as the race went on is pretty impressive...
Aug 24, 2012 5:55PM
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No Corvette, No Viper - the epitome of AMERICAN Muscle!!  Not included!  Motor Trend will never be included in my perusals nor consideration as a real motoring magazine.  I respect Porsche, BMW, etc. and would never say a bad word about them, but my money, my life, revolves around American automobiles and I can say that I am absolutely proud of every American vehicle I've ever owned.  When it comes to "Bang for the Buck", GM, Ford and Chrysler are hard to beat!!  Yeah, if I was Mitt, George W. or Obama, or in other words, the top two percent - I could probably appreciate this, but a $100,000 car isn't anything but a dream.  My 2004 ZO6 for $25k would probably take this certain Porsche and will cost a lot less to get 2 or 3 hundred thousand miles out of by a long shot!!  Apparently, what MT thinks of as a real drivers car is not what most of us readers and REAL drivers can relate to by a long shot.  They remind me of the politicians who think public opinion polls aren't really what the general public thinks...   Oh, Well!!      
Aug 24, 2012 12:55PM
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No vette no viper. worhtless race without them
Aug 24, 2012 5:25PM
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