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World’s Greatest Drag Race 2

Under the warm California sun, Motor Trend (MT) magazine sponsored a drag race surely to be remembered in the years to come. As part of their celebration of Best Driver’s Car Week, the “World’s Greatest Drag Race” was held on the airstrip of El Toro Marine base near San Diego, California.

In 2011, the Nissan GT-R won, in 2012, the 2nd running of this event; you may not be as surprised. Qualifications for a car to be in this race? Well, the car has to be a production model, meaning no alterations, no modifications, straight up stock. The race covers a ¼ mile on unobstructed tarmac with all the cars side by side. MT marked the event for all us octane junkies to see. Watch it!

¼ Mile Drag Race Results:

1. Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4: 10.8 secs @ 132 mph. Price: $383,000. Powered by a 6.5L V12 VVT that produces 691 HP & 509 lb-ft of torque. Talk about bullish, the Aventador is just that with its acceleration, handling and steering, not to mention its intimidating appearance.

2. Mclaren MP4-12C: 10.8 secs @ 131 mph. Price: $231,000. The 3.8L DOHC V8 engine, 592 HP & 443 lb-ft of torque nearly made it. McLaren continues to be a name in car racing circles that will never be taken for granted, not even in a drag race.

3. Nissan GT-R Black Edition: 11.1 secs @ 125 mph. Price: $106,000. This 3.8L DOHC V6 engine rides 545 HP and 463 lb-ft of torque provides enough power. The GTR’s road worthiness is matched by its interior styling specially given the cockpit feel you get once you’re behind the wheel.

4. Ford Shelby GT500: 11.6 secs @ 126 mph. Price: $55,000. A supercharged 5.8L DOHC V8 gives this car 662 HP and 631 lb-ft of torque a lot to brag about. This is once in which there is too much horsepower for the chassis producing a lot of movement, still, it is a Mustang Shelby.

5. Porsche 911 Carrera S: 12.0 secs @ 117 mph. Price: $97,000. In classic Porsche rear engine location, a 3.8L DOC Flat 6 engine producing 400 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque can be found. As can be expected in all Porsche’s, you get balanced handling along with responsive brakes.

6. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: 12.1 secs @ 117 mph. Price: $56,000. The 6.2L OHV V8 that gives you 580 HP and 556 ft-lb of torque is nothing to yawn about. The question is, who’s more famous, the car or Bumblebee. No matter, one does not exist without the other, “let’s roll out!”

7. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series: 12.1 secs @ 118 mph. Price: $106,000. A 6.2L V8 engine producing 510 HP along with 457 lb-ft of torque can be found in this participant. Luxury, power, and comfort sums up all that you can expect from Mercedes Benz.

8. Jaguar XKR-S: 12.5 secs @ 118 mph. Price: $133,000. The 5.0L supercharged DOHC V8 from Jaguar produces 550 HP and 502 lb-ft of torque. The XKR-S and its engine said to be the biggest that Jaguar has dared ventured into. Still, the plush and comfortable interior help make the ride pleasant.

9. Subaru BRZ: 14.9 secs @ 94 mph. Price: $28,000. Though only a 2.0L DOHC Flat 4 producing 200 HP and 151 lb-ft of torque, the BRZ can hold its own. Due to come out with a Turbo version, Subaru will continue to be a favorite to many people.

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