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Nissan Supercar Bests All Contenders in 5,000-Horsepower, 82-Cylinder, $1.5-Million Motor Trend "Best Driver's Car" Drag Race Showdown -

Eleven of the world's most desirable cars lined up side-by-side. Legendary marques and iconic nameplates - Porsche 911, Corvette Z06, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Ferrari 458 Italia and Audi R8 GT, to name just a few - assembled by the editors of Motor Trend for an informal, bragging rights-only drag race as a sidebar to its 2011 Best Driver's Car award, announced on motortrend.com today, and cover story for the November issue of Motor Trend magazine. Eleven cars, one shot, one winner: the legendary Nissan GT-R.

In what the magazine bills as the world's biggest drag race, the competitors featured a combined 82 cylinders and nearly 5,000 horsepower - wrapped in $1.5 million of beautifully sculpted aluminum, fiberglass and carbon fiber skins. And the revised 2012 Nissan GT-R, now featuring 530 horsepower and 448 lb-ft of torque, beat them all.

"We applaud Motor Trend's editors for pulling off the automotive equivalent of the running of the bulls," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. "Win or lose, it's great fun and a great video - especially since we won."

The $89,950 Nissan GT-R was followed across the quarter-mile finish line by the $225,325 Ferrari 458 Italia and the $198,600 Audi R8 GT. "In all fairness, if we were running for pink slips, we would have had to bring at least two GT-Rs to match the cost of the competitors," added Carolin. "We'll settle for the title of baddest of the bad."
 

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$225k for the 458? try $285k+
 

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The trap speed for the GTR was 5mph lower than the other top cars. It shows how effective it is at its lower gearing and short distance point to point racing.
 

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The trap speed for the GTR was 5mph lower than the other top cars. It shows how effective it is at its lower gearing and short distance point to point racing.
thats true in that specific race but we have seen a good # of 2012s 124+ with the same ET...
 

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thats true in that specific race but we have seen a good # of 2012s 124+ with the same ET...
I didn't look at all the numbers, but what does a Ferrari 458 normally trap? I thought I remember numbers in the high 128-130 mph range. So if everything is a bit low, that is the numbers for that day.
 

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should've included the ZR1 instead of the Z06
 

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My buddy just sent me a link to this on FB. Beyond awesome. I was surprised that the LFA and GT3 did so poorly.
 
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