12 cars, one drag strip. The World’s Greatest Drag Race is back for its sixth installment.
Once a year, Motor Trend takes some of the world’s quickest cars and puts them to the test on a quarter-mile drag strip/abandoned airport runway. It’s an event they call, “The World’s Greatest Drag Race.” And how can you even argue?
For this year’s sixth annual running, 12 cars threw down the gauntlet on this abandoned runway in hopes of taking home the crown. In attendance was the publication’s newly-crowned “Best Driver’s Car,” the McLaren 570S, along with 11 of its closest friends.
Off the bat, the 2017 Acura NSX was a heavy favorite - of course, Senior Editor Johnny Lieberman was at the wheel. Under the hood lies a 3.5-liter V6 and three - count ‘em, three - electric motors good for 573 horsepower (427 kilowatts) and 473 pound-feet (641 newton-meter) of instant torque. But the new 602-horsepower (448 kilowatt) Audi R8 V10 Plus with all-wheel drive wasn’t going to let some Acura stand in its way, nor was the 565-horsepower (421 kilowatt) Nissan GT-R, or the aforementioned McLaren 570S.
Rounding out the field was the Jaguar F-Type SVR, the Mercedes-AMG GT S, the Dodge Viper ACR, the Dodge Charger Hellcat, the Porsche 911, the BMW M4 GTS, the Chevy Camaro SS 1LE, and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R. All respectable sports cars in their own right, but at the end of the day, the final stretch came down to who had the most power.
Watch for yourself to see who took home the crown at the World's Greatest Drag Race Six.