As part of Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car competition, the buff book has held its third iteration of the World's Greatest Drag Race. With an airfield and a dozen of the world's finest performance cars at its disposal (oh, and a helicopter), the MT team did what any good group of enthusiasts would do, and tried to figure what car could cover a quarter mile the quickest. World's greatest drag race, indeed.

The contestants, as MT points out, cover a huge variety of engine types, drivelines, aspiration types and body styles, making for a genuinely varied and interesting field of competitors. Here's the full list of cars taking part.

Aston Martin Vanquish
Audi R8 V10 Plus
Bentley Continental GT Speed
BMW M6 Coupe
Ford Focus ST
Jaguar F-Type V8 S
Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG Wagon
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
Nissan GT-R Track
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Porsche Cayman S
SRT Viper

Quite a lineup. The group includes one previous winner, the Nissan GT-R, which took the original World's Greatest Drag Race, before being unseated by the Lamborghini Aventador last year. Let us know who your pick is to win in Comments, and then scroll down to watch the full video from Motor Trend.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      john m
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hang in there little Focus... you can do it:)
      • 1 Year Ago
      mid 14s in an affordable car is pretty darn good in the real world. That little focus is quick!
      Riley C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man, I really thought that Focus would have taken it...
      • 1 Year Ago
      Viper didn't do so badly for being as cheap as it is.. comparitively speaking. lol and AWD always has the advantage, so No surprise that the GTR won. GTR SLS AMG V10 R8 Viper SRT AMG Wagon M6 Jaguar Bentley 911 Aston Martin Cayman Focus - (why was this even IN the race?)
      • 1 Year Ago
      Poor little focus, lol.
      • 1 Year Ago
      The winner of the worlds longest race - whoever exits the Long Island Expressway, ALIVE!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Results 1. Nissan GT-R Track: 11s: 125.1mph 2. Mercedes SLS AMG Black: 11.1s: 129.8mph 3. Audi R8 V10 Plus: 11.3s: 125.8mph 4. SRT Viper: 11.5s: 128.7mph 5. Mercedes E63S Wagon: 11.7s: 120.4mph 6. BMW M6: 12.1s: 123.1mph 7. Jaguar F-Type S: 12.1s: 120.2mph 8. Bentley C. GT-S: 12.1s: 117.1mph 9. Porsche Carrera 4S: 12.3s: 114.4mph 10. Aston Martin Vanquish: 12.4s: 115.3mph 11. Porsche Cayman S: 12.7s: 109.7mph 12. Ford Focus ST: 14.6s: 95.7mph
      • 1 Year Ago
      Enjoyable, but next time please ditch the music. We want to hear the cars.
      • 1 Year Ago
      It goes too show how far AMG has come when they can build a wagon that is almost as fast as supercars. The future seems like a 0-60/HP battle, in 10 years the stock E63 might have like 800hp. I love how cars are just getting faster and faster :D.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lol guys are complaining about a 247hp FWD hatch but i didnt hear cries about a 200hp RWD FRBZ-86
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sooo, who's the blonde in the wagon?
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 1 Year Ago
        Dr. Jessi Lang, Ph.D and all around hottie.
        Mike F.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Jessi Lang, she's in quite a few of the motor trend videos. I think she's featured in the "J-turn" show.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Jessi Lang. One of motortrend's hosts.
      • 1 Year Ago
      The GTR said "I don't need to stinking 8 cylinders, 10 cylinders, or 12 cylinders!" P.S. This was just a joke so don't you GTR haters kill me!
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