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World's Greatest Drag Race 7: What's The Quickest Car On Sale?

Hint: It's not actually part of the competition

4y ago

Every once in a while, storied car publication Motor Trend pits all the cars in their "Best Driver's Car" championship against each other in a good, old-fashioned, straight-line battle. This year, the lineup consists of the Ferrari 488 GTB, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, Porsche 718 Cayman S, Lexus LC 500, Mercedes-AMG GT R, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Aston Martin DB11, Nissan GT-R NISMO, Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, and McLaren 570GT.

Since including the Miata would probably triple the video's length, it was replaced with a 5,000-pound family hatchback with more seats than any other car in the race: the Tesla Model S P100D. I didn't expect the Model S to do as well as the McLaren or Ferrari or Porsche, given that its incredible acceleration is quickly tempered by the pavement-cracking weight; but as you'll see, it wasn't as bad as I thought.

This probably isn't the greatest way to measure the quickest car on sale, since it doesn't include any hypercars like your Bugattis and Koenigseggs, but it still makes for an incredible video.

Who wins? Click play above to find out!


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Comments (14)

  • Yeah.

    But there's more to life than quarter miles.

    Dies the Tesla reward you for a perfect gear change with a little wheelspin that puts you back into the meat of the torque, where the engine takes a big lung full of air, and then push it back out the tail pipe with a low bellow that becomes a musical, mechanical roar just before you get to do it all again?

    Does the Tesla become a part of you as you become a part of it?

      4 years ago
  • The Tesla is actually powered by subsidies, not batteries. When you can sell them without EVERYONE helping pay for it, I'll count your win as a win. People buying anyone of these cars don't need my help to pay for it.

      4 years ago
  • what no Dodge Demon? too scary for them?

      4 years ago
  • I was expecting Tesla..I love it! ..but can it handle some curves?

      4 years ago
  • This post is now stuck at the top of my home page with all new posts dropping in below. I know of one other that has noticed this. Any others?

      4 years ago