Let’s say you have eleven of the best driver’s cars in the world in your possession and a REALLY wide runway to play with. Assuming you could herd up ten friends with a death wish, what would you do with all that iron? If you’re like us (or Motor Trend, in this case), you’d pit all eleven cars against one another in a knock-down, drag-out grudge match to see which is fastest in the quarter mile.
Some cars, like the Porsche Cayman R, the BMW 1 Series M, or the Lotus Evora S, never stood a chance. Since Motor Trend crowned the Ferrari 458 Italia the best driver’s car in the world, it stands to reason that the 458 had a legitimate shot at taking the quarter mile title, too. Serious contenders came in the form of the new Nissan GT-R, the Audi R8 GT, the Lexus LFA and the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. Want to know which of these crossed the line first? Watch the video below to find out.
I know that the real purpose of gathering these cars was to pick the best driver’s car of the bunch, but there are some glaring omissions in the lineup. Why pick the Z06 Corvette over the more-powerful but equally track-worthy ZR1? Why choose the Porsche 911 GT3 RS over the fastest road-going Porsche built to date, the 911 GT2 RS?
We may never have the answers to these questions, but this much is certain: no matter how wide the runway is, it takes a special kind of crazy to line up against 10 other drivers and drop the hammer when the green flag waves.
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