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The ultimate race! Supercar, superbike, F1 car, private jet and fighter jet go head to head [tr]
UK Daily Mail ^ | September 21, 2018 | Dianne Apen-Sadler

Posted on 09/21/2018 12:21:09 PM PDT by C19fan

Three supercars, a superbike, a Formula 1 car, a private jet and a fighter jet went head to head at a tech festival in Istanbul yesterday.

Five drivers raced alongside each other on a 400metre runway as the fighter jet and private jet took off next to them at Istanbul's new international airport.

The monumental race took place as part of the aviation, space and technology festival which is being held at the airport ahead of its official opening in October.

The vehicles included a Kawasaki H2R motorcycle, Tesla P100DL, Aston Martin New Vantage and Lotus Evora GT 430 - and there was a VERY close finish.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: speed
The H2R motorcycle has a 310 HP engine on a bike the weighs 476 lb.
1 posted on 09/21/2018 12:21:09 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Make it a mile and the fighter wins hands down.


2 posted on 09/21/2018 12:24:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Democratic socialism is when the majority of people vote to steal your property.)
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To: C19fan

Without looking at the link, my guess would be the bike wins the first 100 meters, then the F1 car takes the lead, but if the race went a full 3000 meters, the fighter jet would cross the finish line first (in the air.)


3 posted on 09/21/2018 12:27:04 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: C19fan

4 posted on 09/21/2018 12:29:43 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: C19fan

Just the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM09yc0eyH0


5 posted on 09/21/2018 12:33:55 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: Yo-Yo

“then the F1 car takes the lead”

Another 10 meters.

At the finish, F1 closing fast, Fighter 3rd but closing faster.


6 posted on 09/21/2018 12:35:06 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: TexasGator

I wasn’t going to give a spoiler alert...


7 posted on 09/21/2018 12:37:04 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

If they made it down to my post, they weren’t going to watch the video anyway.


8 posted on 09/21/2018 12:42:10 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: TexasGator

LOL, true. But the Tesla sure gave the F1 and the Superbike a run for their money, at least off the line.


9 posted on 09/21/2018 12:44:31 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; SunkenCiv; BenLurkin; Lazamataz; EODGUY

Make it a mile and the fighter wins hands down.

Give them a mile runway and a fence, and the fighter hits the fence.

(Laz would hit it too.)


10 posted on 09/21/2018 1:05:39 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (The democrats' national goal: One world social-communism under one world religion: Atheistic Islam.)
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To: C19fan

40 years ago I flew the USMC Sikorsky CH-53D.

From a dead stop, side by side on two parallel runways, the CH-53D would beat an A-4 Skyhawk to 5,000 feet AGL and an F-4 Phantom to 4,000 feet AGL.

The moral of the story? You can set the parameters for a speed test so that almost anything can beat what is actually a much faster machine.

Usain Bolt would probably beat an F-15 in a 50 yard dash.


11 posted on 09/21/2018 1:22:55 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: C19fan

There’s an oldie but goodie on YouTube called Fast Freddie Spencer explains motorcycle road racing...


12 posted on 09/21/2018 1:23:55 PM PDT by W. (Boom!)
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13 posted on 09/21/2018 1:36:34 PM PDT by northfieldconservative
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To: W.
All of these vehicles would have been left in the starting blocks by a top fuel or nitro funnycar dragster.



"There’s an oldie but goodie on YouTube called Fast Freddie Spencer explains motorcycle road racing..."

I met Fast Freddie in the paddock after a Daytona 200 in which he had finished second to "King" Kenny Roberts. Roberts left the Winner's Circle in a track security car that drove him straight off the complex. Spencer, OTOH, left the Winner's Circle on foot and walked back to his paddock. I walked around for four hours, photographing bikes and schmoozing with riders and team staffers, and happened to come back by Spencer's paddock. He was still there, still dressed in his leathers, still surrounded by a throng of fans and still signing autographs.

And the phrase popped into my head, "Suffer the little children come unto me."

I don't care how badly Roberts (who is a known walking phallus) beat him, what I saw Spencer do that day was much more impressive.

14 posted on 09/21/2018 1:52:14 PM PDT by Paal Gulli
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To: C19fan
the video shows two different starts...
15 posted on 09/21/2018 3:35:51 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Yo-Yo

Tesla all the way


16 posted on 09/21/2018 3:49:01 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Robert A Cook PE

I watched the video....I’d love to strap on that bike!!


17 posted on 09/21/2018 8:22:11 PM PDT by EODGUY (Mad-City Wisconsin...40 square miles surrounded by reality.)
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To: Robert A Cook PE

LOL! God, that’s clever. Leave it to an engineer with a sense of humor.


18 posted on 09/22/2018 5:38:55 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Three most annoying words on the internet - "Watch the Video")
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