Fierce New Competitors Lineup for the World’s Greatest Drag Race – Motor Trend
“With heavy hitters like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Mercedes-AMG GT S, Cadillac CTS-V, and Bentley Continental GT3-R, you know this will be a good race. As a refresher, both the Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V are powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, which make 650 hp in the Z06 and 640 hp in the Caddy. The AMG GT S makes 503 hp from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, while the Bentley GT3-R makes up to 591 hp from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 thanks to an overboost function. Given the Corvette’s horsepower advantage over the rest of the field, smart money would be on “Big Nasty” taking home the win. But as senior features editor Jonny Lieberman points out in the video, the Z06 is a manual, which means it’ll be harder to launch. The Bentley also has the advantage of all-wheel drive.”
The newest video of the World’s Greatest Drag Race, part 5, is filled with more of the same hooning we’ve come to expect from Motor Trend, but more importantly there’s some fierce new competition. There are also a few interesting entries, like two Cadillacs and Mercedes-Benzes. I guess I understand the reasoning for both, and I admire their “freshness” of the cars in the lineup. However, WE would have wanted to see more of a presence of supercars entered into the competition, especially those of which have not lined up to take the test!
If anything, this just means that we’ll be hoping and praying for another round of high-octane madness from MT. As there are some serious rivalries lingering amongst many of us. For instance, where’s the McLaren (650s and 675Lt) or the Huracán? What we are proud of is that the tried and true, Chevy Corvette Z06, and its tire roasting – tail happy – supercharged-self, just ROASTED the competition! MT hinted that it would take the cake a few times… Even though we all knew that the lightweight, 650hp/650 lbs-ft monster would likely walk the rest of the cars out there, there was a split-second of doubt, as it didn’t take many cars off the line.
YouTuber GURken, put together a comprehensive list of MT’s dragtimes for you to double check and benchmark what’s happened thus far.
What we’d like to know is what cars would you like to see out there, and do you think we’ll ever see them in a “World’s Greatest Drag Race” video from MT?
Let us know in the comment section below.