Perhaps you've already watched the World's Greatest Drag Race 3, and after doing so wished the background music and narrator Angus Mackenzie (and his hat) would disappear and let you enjoy the sound of 12 high-performance engines uncorked at the same time for a quarter mile. Well, the people at Motor Trend have granted your wish and published an unplugged version of the drag race. And the sounds the cars make - now that's music to our ears!

The race comes up at the end of the video after an unrelated, in-depth discussion between five Motor Trend editors about why the 12 vehicles finished where they did in the Best Driver's Cars 2013 competition. While you can read about it online or in the magazine, or even watch the full hour-and-seventeen-minute video of the comparison, the discussion here is more of a highlights reel with commentary that is easily digested in a little over 20 minutes.

We included the video below twice, the first of which starts at the drag race. But the whole video is worth watching to get some of the Motor Trend editors' individual opinions on many of the best high-performance automobiles on the market.



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      Sozo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I secretly wanted the Bentley to do better than it did, it's just so beautiful!
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      This might sound crazy, but I wouldn't mind seeing a Worlds Greatest Lap Battle. Why not pit them all on a ring to see what car returns the best times?
      banan
      • 1 Year Ago
      GT-R = KING!
      Jay-Zeus
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love this.
      Evil_Merlin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seriously? The Focus ST? Its a 25 thousand dollar car. The next car in the lineup price wise is the Porsche Cayman S which STARTS at near $64k. Talk about silly.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Watching the GTR launch off ahead of the others never gets old.
      Blaise Lehmann
      • 1 Year Ago
      How did a VW wagon outrun the 911 Carerra 4? Come on guys.
      Luis A. Martinez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Shame this what Motor Trend is today,never ever even look at one or buy one at all in years,got old ones from the 60's,70's (from flea markets),80's and 90's from my younger days and just love it then,now Car and Driver is the one,they send me shirt,hats and stuff they really like cars,not just talk but real car fans!
        carboy55
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Luis A. Martinez
        Because it\'s all about YOU and what YOU get in the mail that counts.
      JOHN66
      • 1 Year Ago
      Italian Cars are the best!! Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani...
      Randall Souza
      • 1 Year Ago
      What No New Stingray? What No Tesla, easily the fastest touring car???
      Groagun
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe I'm just feeling bad for the Focus finishing last but really, while we all knew it would be last the difference in time is really small. I was surprised just how well it coped in the drag race. Well done Ford!
        clquake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Groagun
        Were you watching the same video as everyone else? The gap from the second to last car is huge. A few seconds is a lifetime when you're talking about racing.
      breakfastburrito
      • 1 Year Ago
      No actual racing on Mazda raceway, when you have the whole track to yourselves? Fastest car in all tests takes 6th? Shills - every last one of ya.
        Stephen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @breakfastburrito
        Racing with other cars is as much about the driver as it is about the car. They were focused on the best driving car, not the best driver + car combo.
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