The ‘Goodwood Aerodrome’ witnessed an amazing sight recently; a race between a sixty eight years old ‘Spitfire fighter plane’ and a sports car, ‘Range Rover Sport’. While the plane has a 1,750 BHP ‘V12 Merlin engine’, which is capable of reaching 644 Kmph in the air; While the Range Rover Sports has a 5.0 litre Super charged V8 Engine capable of speeding up to 210 Kmph on the ground. The spectators at Chichester, West Sussex were thrilled to watch the battle between a historic icon, which took part in the Battle of Britain, and the latest marvel of modern technology ready to take its place in the motoring world. The pilot of the fighter was Matt Jones, while the Land Rover Sport was driven by a senior engineer, Mike Cross, from Jaguar. The car had to race for a mile on the ground and while the plane covered the same distance in the air and then turn back head to the starting part.
The public was not disappointed by this thrilling race. The fighter plane easily took off from the ground after reaching the speed of 129 kmph on the grassy ground. It passed the sports model because the car had some difficulty in gaining speed on the bumpy ground but finally it gained speed, easily reached the mile goal, and then it took an easy u-turn and raced back to the starting point.
At this point the fighter plane which had gained an earlier lead was not able take aerobatic turn and lost time. The car then raced back keeping the lead while it reached the maximum speed of 210 Kmph. The fighter plane was not able to catch and lost the race. The race was conducted by ‘FortyOneSix.com’, as a part of the oncoming ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’. The Land Rover Sport is making its debut in the annual race. It has proved that its four wheel drive and engine is capable of coming on top through any challenge.