Last year, our in-house colleagues over at Motor Trend came up with an idea: drag race some of the best super cars available in the United States (at the time) and see who wins. What ensued was a race for the ages and included a Who’s Who’s of super cars like the 2012 Nissan GT-R, Ferrari 458 Italia, Audi R8 GT, BMW 1 M, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Lexus LFA, Lotus Evora S, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Porsche Cayman R, and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out at Motor Trend‘s YouTube page. If you have and forgot who won, you should go view it again, too, just for good measure.
Now, a year later, Motor Trend has done it again, pitting some of the best super cars currently available in the United States against each other. This year’s field features two less competitors but don’t get it mistaken: this field is no slouch. Lining up for the second edition of the World’s Greatest Drag Race includes the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Shelby GT500, Jaguar XKR-S, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche Carrera S (voted the 2012 Best Driver’s Car), and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series, Nissan GT-R, and Subaru BRZ. Last year’s field consisted of over $1.5 million of super exotics with a combined horsepower rating of 5,171, rumored to be enough to knock the earth of its axis. Maybe. The 2012 competition features a more modest field worth more than $1.1 million and only 4,730 ponies this time around.
So, who wins? Is it the GT500 and its 662 horsepower? What about last year’s runner up, the Nissan GT-R? This year’s model’s sports an extra 15 horses when compared to last year’s model. We were going to tease that the Subaru BRZ had a fighting chance but with 200 horsepower less than the next closest vehicle, we knew that was a little far-fetched. It still serves a purpose though providing some comedic relief. We’re not going to say exactly what it does (unless you read the title) so go watch the video in its entirety below. Tell us who you thought would win and if you were surprised with the results in the comment section below.