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It’s back! The World’s Greatest Drag Race returns with 10 of the world’s best supercars and sports cars facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory… and ultimate bragging rights! This year’s field includes all 10 contenders from Motor Trend’s 2015 Best Driver’s Car.

We have the Mercedes AMG GT S, Bentley Continental GT3-R, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Cadillac ATS-V, Volkswagen Golf R, Porsche Cayman GT4, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, Lexus RC F, Cadillac CTS-V — all gathered together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which car is the fastest. Obviously these 10 competitors display a wide range of power and performance, so why do we continue lining them up for one, over-the-top drag race?… Because We Can!

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An absolutely amazing Porsche 918 Spyder attended the Team Cub Challenge by Club550+ taking to the drag strip doing a head to head drag race with a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster Pirelli Edition, both using launch control!

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*”To be specific about it, that would be four-wheel-drive drifting…”

Ever wondered what drifting is, and what got Gymkhana hero Ken Block involved in the sport? In this exclusive Autocar video Block explains what fired his interest and how he does his magic… before turning those words in to pictures as he gets behind the wheel of his 845bhp all-wheel-drive Hoonicorn Mustang to give us the ride of our life.

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He’s racing royalty. Literally.

And to Beverly Hills residents, obnoxiously.

The owner of a yellow Ferrari valued in the seven-figures captured on video speeding through stop signs and blazing past pedestrians in the wealthy city is Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al Thani of Qatar’s ruling family.

Al Thani has been dubbed the “patron sheikh” of drag racing by the press.

But over the weekend, the twenty-something was just a guy driving a very fancy car very fast, police said. Al Thani denied to officers who investigated the incident that anyone was driving recklessly. He also said he had diplomatic immunity, Beverly Hills police said.

After discussing the matter with the U.S. State Department and the Qatar consulate, authorities concluded the sheikh did not have such immunity … More

Original Article: “‘F___k America’ – Driver claims diplomatic immunity after luxury car drag race in Beverly Hills”

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