Earlier this week we presented Motor Trend’s hype video for the 2019 Corvette ZR1 that was one of the participants for this year’s “Best Driver’s Car” challenge. The editors of MT tested 12 different vehicles and whittled it down until there was just one. This year they selected the Lamborghini Huracán Performante to receive the honor.
But as part of the fun of testing all these cars, the editors then wrap it all up by holding the World’s Greatest Drag Race where all 12 contenders face off on a 15,000-foot runway to see who can run the fastest quarter mile.
For the second year in a row, the World’s Greatest Drag Race was held at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Motor Trend does a great job at getting everyone hyped up for the big event despite everyone pretty much knowing which cars are expected to finish first.
I’m not going to spoil it for you, so you have to head over to Motor Trend’s digital platform to watch the video. Unless your a subscriber, expect the action to be interrupted often with commercials you can’t skip. Subscribers also get to see the fastest cars (including the ZR1) run a World’s Greatest Drag Race with the distance changed to a half mile. For that race, the ZTK Corvette was swapped out for a low-wing base ZR1 that should do better at the high-speed contest.
Here’s your link again for the 8th Annual World’s Greatest Drag Race as well as the description of the event:
The wait is over! World’s Greatest Drag Race is back with the year’s best 12 contenders from Motor Trend’s 2018 Best Driver’s Car competition. See the McLaren 720S, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Honda Civic Type R, Lamborghini Huracán Performante, BMW M5, Ford Mustang GT PP2, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4 Quadrifoglio, Kia Stinger GT, Audi TT RS, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Mazda MX-5 Club, and the Aston Martin Vantage face off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory and ultimate bragging rights.
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