One 2.5-mile runway, three different ways to take off: a Ducati 1098, a tuned Nissan GT-R with 580 horsepower and a launch control upgrade, and a Lamborghini Reventon Roadster. You'd naturally expect the Ducati to assert it's lightweight, high-horsepower authority in these matters, but with more than two miles to run, the ride that gets the jump at the line isn't always the one that gets the win.

That comes in especially handy for the Lamborghini, which suffers from a bad start in the first race and just looks plain ordinary in the second, until it finds redemption. You can see how it all goes down in the video below.



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      carboy55
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how many different formats they would have used until the Lambo could win. Give me 3 GT-s for the same price.
        Jon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carboy55
        Give me one.... otherwise you would just be wasting a bunch of money on 3 Nissans..... :X
      BK
      • 2 Years Ago
      This video is why AMG has introduced all wheel drive to its hi-po offerings. Porsche (911 Turbo), Audi, and Nissan have shown that power is nothing if it is not effectively put to the ground. Of course all wheel drive affects steering feel, weight distribution, etc, but for plain old bragging rights (the fact that this video is in this site), all wheel drive is key.
      jebibudala
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care how retarded the match up is on these races are..... Listening to the glorious exhaust note on all three of these amazing machines is worth it!
        Jon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jebibudala
        Glorious exhaust note on a GT-R? Meh. Certainly not the factory exhaust.
          domingorobusto
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jon
          Then you've obviously never listened to a well tuned NSX.
          Rayvan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jon
          I have never heard a good sounding V6.
      Goahead
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is this is a fair race? $100K car vs $400K car. GT-R gets always picked on when it comes to head to head races with other exotic cars. Why? Because it is the fastest car in the world for the money! 0-60mph in 2.8secs. That\'s faster than Ferrari 458, Lambo Gallardo, 911, even the McLaren.
      antacid
      • 2 Years Ago
      thats the same runway where a GTR going as fast as possible passed a veyron sitting still and still got smoked
        Quantum Flux
        • 3 Months Ago
        @antacid

        The Veyron has the highest top speed for a production car.  Given enough time and distance it will reel in and "smoke" any other production car.  That's pretty obvious.  If someone released a car (McLaren perhaps?) with a top speed 2MPH higher and you just gave endless runway, then eventually the Bug would get "smoked".  That's not interesting.

      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      What does this show us? That performance for high-end cars have gone up sooo much over the last few years, that in the end, the driver will determine a win or a loss way more than the car itself. Even a split-second delay at launch can cost a car the race even with considerably more horsepower. At 150 MPH, even a 1/2 second delay will cost you over 100 FEET. Think about it.
      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love that GT-R. Thanks Nissan!
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      The guy on the Duc is a hell of a rider. It's hard to beat almost any performance car on launch with a bike, much less a GT-R. Pretty predictable otherwise. And holy crap, that Reventon sounds glorious.
      Obi Nkwonta
      • 2 Years Ago
      To be honest, I'm surprised they even found a Reventon Roadster to play with
      _M7_
      • 2 Years Ago
      1 M dolar !!!!!!!! ...........................beated by a tunned GTR XD just imagine those 800hp and 1000hp GTR
      Nine Elements
      • 2 Years Ago
      Geez! Where'd they find a Reventon... no, hell a something as rare as a Reventon roadster to road test? Maybe they can do an update with an Aston One-77 and the newer Aventador 700-4 too. ('cause after all, a Reventon is an older, but tuned/bespoke million-dollar-plus Murcielago at the end of the day. Isn't it?)
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can probably modify a '92 Civic hatch to beat a Veyron for less money than a Veyron so clearly, the Civic is a better car.
        Synderesis
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ryanandrewmartin
        Guys.. he was being sarcastic
          ryanandrewmartin
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Synderesis
          I thought I was being pretty obvious about it.
          Quantum Flux
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Synderesis

          Yeah its idiotic sarcasm though.  So a GTR is a "modded Civic"? GTFO of here.  And "modded" in this case is a mild tune that puts this OLD GTR roughly on par with the CURRENT GTR.  It's not like a ton of time and effort was dumped into this 2011.

          Also good luck modifying *any* car to match the Bugs top end.  Even as sarcasm its moronic because if fuels the retarded meme that "a mod and a dream!!!" can match a $2B engineering effort.

          Idiot benchracers love to believe stupid shit like this, dont encourage it.  The way to "mod a Civic to beat a Bug for less money!" would be to dump the Civic in a trash compactor, buy a salvage title Bug and repair it, and then up the boost on it by 1PSI.  Might cost $10k less than buying a new one and be .5MPH faster, but would get the job done. 

        Al Terego
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ryanandrewmartin
        ...And McD's makes great food because gazillions of people stuff their holes with it, right?
        Zcd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ryanandrewmartin
        I voted you up because I know sarcasm when I read it. Too bad so many others don't....
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