VIDEO: Car races plane

+VIDEO The latest car v plane battle has been won by… the car! Though, it has to be said, the car was powered by what was originally a fighter aircraft engine.

The race was between US maker Jeep’s Grand Cherokee SRT and a Silence Twister aerobatic aircraft. The car was driven by Ed Morris, youngest British driver to compete in the Le Mans 24-hour race, and the aircraft flown by Peter Wells, a member of the Twister Aerobatics Display Team. It took place at Blyton Park Driving Centre, Lincolnshire.

Jeep said, “The challenge was inspired by the origins of the HEMI engine which was first developed for the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft, and is now, in its latest form, housed under the bonnet of the Grand Cherokee SRT.

“Both car and plane reached speeds in excess of 140mph. While the Grand Cherokee SRT tackled the race track, the Silence SA1100 Twister plane navigated around seven-metre high pylons, as they both attempted to reach the chequered flag first.”

LINK Twister Aerobatics

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