Speedtail is the fastest car ever created in the company McLaren is able to accelerate to a speed of 405 km/h, which is even faster than the legendary F-1 race cars. But he’s fast enough to outrun… the fighter of the 5th generation F-35? This question helped to answer the host of the popular British television’s Top Gear, Chris Harris and he did it in the simplest way – by organizing a race between them.
The competition was held on the runway of one of the bases of the Royal air force. Sports car opposed the F-35 Lightning II Royal air force. Recall, the cruising speed of the fighter – nearly 2,000 km/h and will cost 124 million dollars.
For comparison, Speedtail costs “only” $ 2.2 million. Its engine capacity of 1000 HP with a hybrid drive system, as well as many design decisions make it one of the most technically advanced modern cars.
As expected, the forces were too unequal: the “ground” power Speedtail was not enough to compete with rapidly rising to the sky the brainchild of Lockheed Martin 5th generation. But despite this, the spectacle was fascinating.
Source — Road & Track