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Video: Motor Trend’s 2016 World’s Greatest Drag Race

September 26, 2016

Motor Trend‘s annual ‘World’s Greatest Drag Race‘ is back in full force, with 12 muscle and supercars lining up for an all-out bloodbath of epic proportions.

The American car publication pulled together a class of 2016 at an airstrip to see which would be fastest over a quarter mile (402m).

The contenders were the new Honda NSX with 427kW and 627Nm of V6 and hybrid power; its compatriot the Nissan GT-R with 421kW of all-wheel drive wizardry; the 319kW McLaren 570S – already crowned ‘Best Driver’s Car’ by MT; Audi’s 448kW R8 V10 Plus; the venomous 8.4-litre Dodge Viper ACR track special; Porsche’s 911 Carrera S with 309kW; BMW’s M4 GTS with a water-injected 368kW/600Nm inline six; Jaguar’s 423kW F-Type SVR; as well as muscle car representation in the form of the Mustang GT350R and Camaro SS 1LE.

The Dodge Charger Hellcat makes a surprise appearance before the race begins, but its battery powered rival the Tesla Model S P100D is conspicuously absent.

We won’t spoil it for you, so check out the video below the find out the winners and the exact times. Imagine hearing that symphony in person.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.