Formula One car "Spyker F8-VII" takes on F-16 fighter jet -
Guess who wins?

More than ten thousand spectators gathered at the Royal Netherlands Air Force base in Volkels, Holland, to witness an astonishing "Full Throttle" racing event:

A Spyker F8-VII race car, powered by a Ferrari engine, and "piloted" by Formula One driver Christijan Albers went head-to-head against Air Force pilot Ralph "Sheik" Staal's F-16 fighter jet.

(images credit: Autojunk.nl and Motorsport-Total)

The Spyker F8-VII was faster than the F-16 over the first 300 metres. However at the closing meters of 1 kilometer race, the plane just proved to have more acceleration. They finished with only two car lengths difference.

"It was a tight race..." said Albers. 450 km/h in 15.5 seconds. If James Bond needed to catch that F-16, chasing it from his car, he would need the help of some special effects. No car can do it yet, but the race is getting tighter.

Here is a picture of another race - this time with a big rig:

Now up the stakes:

Lamborghini Reventon vs. the fighter jet (a Tornado F22) at the Ghedi airport in Italy. The Lamborghini Reventon almost won the race!

Here is the video of this event:


The spectacular sight of a jet fighter accelerating on a highway brings me to another topic:

The Low-Flying Aircraft

The following are photos of extremely low-flying planes, taken mostly at air shows. Starting with the Chinese "Su-30 Zhang Jia Jie":

(image credit airliners.net)

(images credit: www.f-16.net)

Belgian MT-48 training airplane flying pretty low:

(Photo by Remco Donselaar, airliners.net)

Fly-by stunt over Nuclear Aircraft Carrier (click to enlarge):

(image courtesy: wrongcrowd.com)

These people should get away from C-17 cargo plane, and quickly:

(Source: Doug Stephan)

Category: Airplanes,Auto, Sports


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

1: That Su-30 is Russian, there is a Russian flag on the tail.

2: The cargo plane is taking off, not landing.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That cargo plane is also a C-17, not a HC-10. And it is indeed taking off, can be spotted at the dustcloud behind the aircraft. Landing aircraft only produce a dustcloud at touchdown.

Blogger leoR said...

Low flying aircraft???
You are lacking insane Portuguese flyby with an Airbus A310 at Portugal Airshow 2007, in Evora!




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