Drag racing is an awesome spectator sport. Car’s line up, people argue about power, torque, FWD vs. AWD vs. RWD, and things happen. By things, I mean 8-second quarter miles, engines blowing up and the occasional spin-out into the wall.
The question is then, why take so much of the magic out of drag racing by starting from a rolling start? It takes driver reaction time out of the equation, renders the launch control software packed into these cars useless and deprives the spectator the pleasure of watching a badass wheelie/burnout off the line.
In any case, we won’t complain about listening to a Lamborghini Huracan and a 997 Porsche 911 Turbo at full tilt, and we hope you don’t either: