This Insane Supercar Drag Race Face-Off Just Might Blow Your Mind
From modern-day hypercars to immaculate vintage speed machines, this video has something for everyone.
Watch enough YouTube, and sooner or later, you might start to feel a little blasé about supercars racing one another down empty runways. Ever since Top Gear pioneered the format a couple decades back, it's become a staple of the automotive entertainment complex. It's always entertaining—after all, it's hard to get sick of watching fast cars go WOT and hit triple-digit speeds—but after all these years, the format's not quite as fresh as it once was.
The 11-minute video of a supercar meet in Switzerland embedded below, though...it's something else entirely.
The first 20 seconds, which feature the likes of the LaFerrari-based track-only Ferrari FXX K and the brand-spanking-new 812 Superfast blasting down the tarmac with V12s screaming, is enough to clue discerning supercar lovers into the fact that this video is something special. The fourth-gen Dodge Viper ACR and current Porsche 911 GT3 RS that take off side-by-side seconds later are added proof.
But it's the moment you see a Mercedes-AMG SLS GT3R race car start whipping off donuts in front of a panoramic alpine view that it hits you: This is the sort of spectacle you might never see in real life.
Do you think you'll ever personally see a Porsche 959 blast down a stretch of road just seconds ahead of a 918 Spyder? Or watch a Carrera GT go head-to-head against a Maserati MC12? Or, perhaps craziest of all, see the the classic 1990s Le Mans matchup of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and the Porsche 911 GT1 in a balls-to-the-wall drag race down an airstrip?
Yeah. We doubt we ever will, either.