The good people at Motor Trend were kind enough to whip up a behind-the-scenes video of the publication's recent epic drag race for our viewing enjoyment. As it turns out, there's more to pitting the world's quickest production cars against one another than finding an empty air strip and going to town. Last year, the magazine broke a total of 11 windshields thanks to a surprising number of stones on the course. To keep that from happening again, crews applied a thin sheet of vinyl to each windscreen to protect the glass from vicious chips.

But that's not what makes the clip below the jump so incredibly interesting. As you may recall, the first video featured plenty of dramatic music and only a few faint whispers of engine noise. Now MT has fixed that issue by serving up the full race with nothing but the raucous bark of exhaust notes to usher the cars toward the finish. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself.


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      rowseyreg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where was the ZR1 Corvette?
      nastyturbolexus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Motor trend one again, is the laughing stock of the AUTOMOTIVE COMMUNITY! porsche non turbo? are u serious? what happened to the gt2rs? subaru with 199hp? come on ! seriousluy? no zr1 corvette? far.............................from the worlds greatest. i would call it a modern day Fail.
      ayeco
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wait, that doens't sound like GT5 or Forza.
      Jonathan Byers
      • 2 Years Ago
      ok if your going to have a drag race have cars in there that are in the same class. Its like putting a cheetah and a house cat against each other. I think it was cool to watch but almost everyone knew the outcome before it started. Have a drag race of 9 cars that no one really knows who would win with, then that would be really coollll. I am a GM man myself but i wouldn't have put the Camaro in with some of those cars i would have put the Vett in. And to tell the truth even though i like the Vett i still don't know who would have won with the Lambo but it would have been really cool to watch.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      First the AMG does sound incredible. I love the attitude of the BRZ driver. Speaks a lot to the point of the car. You probably won't be the fastest, but you can have a damned good time.
      bonehead
      • 2 Years Ago
      HA at 2:05 funny that the background image on her large monitor is a prius interior
      GIMLI
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great Race! The blonde puts the Porsche in reverse @ the start and the Viper and Corvette were so fast they didn't stay in the frame. What a load of crap!
      Ken Arnold II
      • 2 Years Ago
      I vote for just engine sounds!
      Dork Diggler
      • 2 Years Ago
      "I know what you guys want to see". Yes, Jessi, you do. And no, that wasn't it.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dork Diggler
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        DocRobot
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dork Diggler
        Keep it in your pants, especially behind a keyboard...
      Drew510
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe it's just that picture, but she looks super bow-legged. Not a bash on her or crude remark, just an observation.
      Thipps
      • 2 Years Ago
      hmmm rocks keep breaking windows you say hmmmmm how about rent a street sweeper? nawww never mind just put plastic on the windows....F%&k the rest of the car
        Sugaki
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Thipps
        Looks like you didn't read their story, they did get a street sweeper. http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1208_the_worlds_greatest_drag_race_2/
      Keldon
      • 2 Years Ago
      No Jesse, obviously you don't know what we wanna see. So i'll tell you. Less car nonsense and more of you. Preferably in a bikini.
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Keldon
        That was the Batmobile drag race video. If you missed it, look it up.
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