Supercars and sports coupes are my favorite segment of any segment out there. So you can images the excitement I had when I heard that CARandDRIVER was lining up 11 of the world’s most desirable supercars for a side-by-side drag race.
The list includes some of the most exciting cars out there including the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Audi R8 GT, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lotus Evora S, Nissan GT-R, Lexus LFA, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and even the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. Including many others, that a combined 82 cylinders and nearly 5,000 horsepower – wrapped in $1.5 million of beautifully sculpted aluminum, fiberglass and carbon fiber skins
So who won the drag race and came out on top? The $89,950 Nissan GT-R. That’s right the Nissan GT-R was showing its rear-end to the $225,325 Ferrari 458 Italia, the $198,000 Audi R8 GT and the $200,00 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
Even though the Nissan GT-R won the race, the Ferrari 458 Italia won Motor Trend’s 2011 Best Driver’s Car.
The only car we feel that is missing from this gang that deserves a spot in this battle is the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.
Hit the jump for the video.
|Motor Trend’s “World’s Biggest Drag Race” Results|
|1. Nissan GT-R||530||448||11.2 sec @ 121.8 mph|
|2. Ferrari 458 Italia||557||398||11.3 sec @ 125.6 mph|
|3. Audi R8 GT||560||398||11.5 sec @125.1 mph|
|4. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG||563||479||11.7 sec @ 124.1 mph|
|5. Lexus LFA||552||354||11.9 sec @ 123.7 mph|
|5. Chevrolet Corvette Z06||505||470||11.9 sec @ 122.5 mph|
|5. Porsche 911 GT3 RS||450||317||11.9 sec @120.7 mph|
|8. Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca||444||380||12.4 sec @ 115.0 mph|
|9. Porsche Cayman R||330||273||12.7 sec @ 111.0 mph|
|10. BMW 1-Series M||335||369||12.8 sec @ 110.2 mph|
|11. Lotus Evora S||345||295||12.9 sec @ 109.9 mph|
– By: Omar Rana