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!
Ferrari 458 Italia vs Ducati 1198S – Click above to watch video after the jump
GMC Granite concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
Porsche 911 vs. Audi R8 5.2 FSI vs. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above to watch video after the jump
Motor Trend is keenly aware of the readership shift to online sources for up-to-the-minute automotive news, that's why it has a blog, a YouTube channel and a presence in social media. Despite the changing paradigm, there are still things that print outlets do more brilliantly than anyone else. There's no way to beat the compact form factor and high-quality display of a blissfully battery-free magazine. Carefully-edited copy, glossy photography from some of the best lenses in the business and eye
2011 Ford Mustang GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
Video: MT wrings out Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni on mountain road, leaves soundtrack at home
Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni on mountain roads – Click above to watch the video after the jump
GT-R vs. Continental Supersports – Click above to watch video after the jump
Nissan GT-R vs RWD Scion drift cars – Click above to watch video
2011 Chevrolet Cruze – Click above for high-res image gallery
When we look at Motor Trend magazine's golden calipers, we think of a prestigious trophy awarded each year to the publication's top car and truck of the year. Apparently, the Transportation Security Administration officials at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport see a weapon of mass destruction. Or something.
When we think of AMG, the first thing that comes to mind is a herculean 6.3-liter V8 engine that delivers hellacious thrust. We don't give rear-wheel drive much think time because with Mercedes-Benz and AMG, it's a given. That will change for Mercedes in the next couple years with the introduction of a new family of small, premium front-wheel-drive vehicles.
2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty – Click above for high-res image gallery
Super Snake vs. Godzilla - click above to watch the video