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Supercar, Superbike, F1 Car And Fighter Jet Go Head To Head

by : Charlie Cocksedge on : 05 Sep 2018 17:41
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The race you never knew you needed is finally here to put a stop to the relentless, unending and seemingly unanswerable question of who would win between a supercar, a superbike, a formula one car and a fighter jet.

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All of us, every single one, has at one point or another asked ourselves who would win in a race between a supercar, a superbike, a formula one car and a fighter jet.

And, after we’ve asked ourselves, all of us, every single one of us, who would win in a race between a supercar, a superbike, a formula one car and a fighter jet, I doubt anyone could unequivocally give a definite answer.

But finally, someone has put an end to the interminable question of who would win in a race between a supercar, a superbike, a formula one car and a fighter jet.

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The folk at Motor 1 in Turkey pitted a supercar, a superbike, a formula one car and a fighter jet against one another to answer the question once and for all. Oh yeah, they also threw a private jet into the mix as well.

Facing off on a 400 metre stretch of runway at Istanbul’s new international airport, the vehicles lined up for a fast and furious straight race to the finish line.

The vehicles were a Kawasaki Ninja H2R motorcycle, a Tesla P100DL, an Aston Martin New Vantage and a Lotus Evora GT 430, as well as an F16 fighter jet and a Challenger 605 jet.

The race was put on to celebrate the launch of a massive aviation, space and technology festival, which is being held at the new airport ahead of its official opening in October this year, as Metro reports.

The superbike, ridden by Supersport World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu, from Turkey, took an early lead, with the Red Bull F1 car, driven by British driver Jake Dennis, close behind.

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Ultimately, in the race between a supercar, a superbike, a formula one car, a fighter jet and a private jet, the (spoiler alert!) superbike won, travelling a quarter of a mile in just 9.254 seconds.

The formula one car came a close second, followed by the F16 jet, and the Tesla in fourth. The Aston Martin came fifth, with the Challenger jet in sixth place and the Lotus bringing up the rear.

The Kawasaki bike, with a top speed of 250mph (400km/h), was the race’s cheapest vehicle, at £42,000. While the Challenger 605 jet has a price tag of over £20 million.

Of course, the different classes of vehicles may have had something to do with the outcome – I’m not sure how the bike or cars would fare in a race through the skies alongside the F16…

But there you have it, an answer to the question that has bugged every single person on the planet ever – the superbike would win in a race between a supercar, a superbike, a formula one car, a fighter jet and a private jet. Until they invent something faster, anyway.

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Charlie Cocksedge

Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist and sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.

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  1. YouTube

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  2. Metro

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