Another quarter-mile test race in the USA brought together cars on the same track that in ordinary life could never have been in a similar situation — drivers of Maybach, Rolls-Royce, and Toyota are supposed to drive sedately and not violate the comfort of a high-ranking passenger in the back seat, but not to arrange races in a straight line. However, in the hands of journalists, even executive sedans, especially with V12, turn into a technique from which you need to squeeze everything possible in drag racing.
The comparison participants were three cars that are not the most familiar for such tests — Maybach 57S, Rolls-Royce Phantom, and Toyota Century, all equipped with V12 gasoline engines and rear-axle drive. And this battle turned out to be one of the most interesting among such races.
The lightest — 2050 kilograms — but also the weakest — only 280 horsepower and 461 Nm — was equipped with a 5.0-liter Toyota sedan. With a mass of 2,530 kilograms, the Phantom has 459 forces and 720 Nm thanks to its 6.75-liter engine, and the Maybach 612 forces and 1001 Nm of its 6.0-liter power unit account for 2,744 kilograms of mass.
In addition to the usual straight-line races at the classic drag racing distance of 402 meters, journalists assessed the acceleration dynamics when accelerating from the course to identify the fastest luxury sedan. And at the same time — in many ways unexpectedly — the most unreliable model was identified.