Watch the world's greatest drag race

Eleven super cars simultaneously drag racing each other down a quarter-mile of empty airstrip sounds less like reality and more like the product of a car guy's fever dream. But one auto buff book did just that. Here's the epic video.

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Because there's certainly no serious reason to put over two million dollars in super cars into a simultaneous drag race other than you can. Which, according to consummate Jalopnik fan-boy, Aussie hair care product spokesperson, and Motor Trend editor-in-chief Angus MacKenzie, that's why they did it. Just because they could.

Sure, works for me — but that's also because I don't run a buff book that's trying to build its brand as being "the world's foremost automotive authority on cars, trucks and SUVs." As an aside, isn't it redundant to say you're the "automotive" authority on cars, trucks and SUVs? I mean, I guess being "the fishing authority on cars, trucks and SUVs" wouldn't make sense.

Anyway, here's the list of the 11 cars they brought out to the strip — and how they looked in drag:

11.) Lotus Evora S (12.9 sec @ 109.9 MPH)
10.) BMW 1 Series M Coupe (12.8 sec @ 110.2 MPH)
9.) Porsche Cayman R (12.7 sec @ 111 MPH)
8.) Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca (12.4 sec @ 115 MPH)
7.) Porsche 911 GT3 RS (11.9 sec @ 120.7 MPH)
6.) Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07 (11.9 sec @ 123.7 MPH)
6.) Lexus LFA (11.9 sec @ 123.7 MPH)
4.) Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (11.7 sec @ 124.1 MPH)
3.) Audi R8 GT (11.5 sec @ 125.1 MPH)
2.) Ferrari 458 Italia (11.3 sec @ 125.6 MPH)
1.) Nissan GT-R (11.2 sec @ 121.8 MPH)

And there you go — the greatest drag racer in the world — out of these 11 supercars — is the Nissan GT-R. Godzilla does rule all.

DISCUSSION

irishman72
Irishzombieman--BRAAAAAINS!

Now, the results again, with prices added. The GT-R wins not only the race, but the bang-for-buck competition as well.

The LFA still leads the WTF scores, as rated by Irishman Car News Compiling Service. Seriously? $375k? And only middle of the pack in this admittedly limited-scope and -field test? WTF, Lexus? WTF?

11.) Lotus Evora S (12.9 sec @ 109.9 MPH) — $76K

10.) BMW 1 Series M Coupe (12.8 sec @ 110.2 MPH) — $45k

9.) Porsche Cayman R (12.7 sec @ 111 MPH) — $66k

8.) Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca (12.4 sec @ 115 MPH) — $40k

7.) Porsche 911 GT3 RS (11.9 sec @ 120.7 MPH) — $186k

6.) Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07 (11.9 sec @ 123.7 MPH) — $49k

6.) Lexus LFA (11.9 sec @ 123.7 MPH) — $375k—WTF!?!

4.) Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (11.7 sec @ 124.1 MPH) — $187K

3.) Audi R8 GT (11.5 sec @ 125.1 MPH) — ~$300k

2.) Ferrari 458 Italia (11.3 sec @ 125.6 MPH) — $220k

1.) Nissan GT-R (11.2 sec @ 121.8 MPH) — $89k

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Prices acquired by googling the name of the car as written above and adding the word "price", then taking information from the first website that gave a figure in American dollars. Statements regarding the LFA are Irishman's own and do not constitute the views of Irishman News Compiling Service, which prides itself on 1)being objective and 2)allowing its sole writer and compiler free expression of his opinion. Said writer acknowledges that the LFA is an engineering marvel but believes it to be absurdly overpriced for the mediocre performance returns when compared to other cars in this field.