German powerhouse runs away with it

Motor Trend’s “World’s Greatest Drag Race” is one of those sneakily good web videos that we always look forward to seeing, and no, it’s not because of hosts Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman. While they are good at their jobs, the World’s Greatest Drag Race is all about the cars and for the sixth edition of the race, Cammisa and Lieberman brought out some heavy hitters from all over the sports car landscape.

America was well-represented with the Dodge Viper ACR, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE. Some of Europe’s finest also participated in the race, including Germany’s Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Mercedes-AMG GT S, and BMW M4 GTS, and the U.K.’s McLaren 570S, Jaguar F-Type SVR. The Nissan GT-R Premium and the Acura NSX make up the Japanese contingent.

The ultimate question that’s always asked in the World’s Greatest Drag Race is which of these cars can cover a quarter-mile the fastest. Last year, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 took home top honors with a time of 11.4 seconds at 124.4 mph. With a more impressive lineup in this year’s staging of the drag race, the Corvette Z06’s time would have placed it at tie with the AMG GT S for fifth place.

Yep, four cars were faster than last year’s winner, including Lieberman’s Acura NSX, which posted a time of 11.3 seconds at 123.3 mph, good enough for fourth place. The Audi R8 V10 Plus took home first place with a time of 10.6 seconds at 130.3 mph while the McLaren 570S and the Nissan GT-R Premium came in a close second and third with times of 10.7 seconds at 132 mph and 11.2 seconds at 123.4 mph, respectively.

Bringing in the rear were two American muscle cars, the Ford Mustang Shelby G350 with a time of 12.2 seconds at 118.9 mph and the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, which came in last at 12.4 seconds at 114.2 mph. Still, that’s not a slow time.


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