• Nov 6, 2006

So very pointless, but so much fun!

If you thought the race between the Porsche, the Champ Car and the Mini was a strange match, you've got to check out this video showing a race between a Porsche, a motorbike and a jet fighter. The race takes place on a runway in Serbia, of all places.

The bike starts quickest off the line, but the jet quickly passes it once the turbines spool up, before drag gets the better of the two-wheeler with the Porsche passing as well. Now that's some good racin'!

[Source: transportTrends]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      MikeW exactly how could a porsche beat a modern sportbike off the line? Most current year bikes are sporting 140-150 hp and weigh in around 380lbs, the Porsche Turbo weighs 3500lbs and has 480hp. .40 hp per lb or .15 hp per lb? let me get my abacus. The Porsche might win the first 100 feet if the race were held vertically rather than horizontally
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a 911 Turbo with the intake in front of the rear wheel wells.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome video. Glad to see something interesting to watch other than the trash Fifth Gear shows. This Top Gear drought is killing me. Speedy recovery, Hamster!
      • 8 Years Ago
      No, that's was not Sepecat Jaguar, that was YuRom J-22 Orao (Eagle) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soko_J-22_Orao owned by Serbian Airforce. The race took place on Batajnica, millitary airport near Belgrade, Serbia.
      Porsche was 911 Type 996 Turbo and the Motorcycle was Yamaha R1.
      Something broke on the bike (transmission if I can remember) so the top speed was about 220km/h.

      Full 9 minute video can be seen at http://www.polovniautomobili.com/auto_vesti/top_speed_orao_yamaha_r1_porsche_911

      • 8 Years Ago
      This has been done many a time before but it's finally nice to see a video of it.

      The real question is, would the jet win if it wasn't allowed to liftoff and there was a finite amount of runway (relative to takeoff distance).

      It would have been nice to also see some metrics on speed, acceleration, distance, etc..

      Next time maybe we can get Leno on his Y2K bike out there. Maybe during some down-time at LAX.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hi there just to let you know that RAC are running a competition at www.thegreatcarcoverup.com where one lucky winner can buy a Porsche Boxter for £1! All you have to do is choose out of three images which is the Porsche by selecting either A,B or C. Give it a go as proceedings go to the road safety charity Brake!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Cade

      uh...actually, if the race was held vertically, they'd tie. gravity acceleration is constant for all mass, and if you counted air resistance it'd probably just slow down the porsche more so it'd still lose lol
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah you can tell something happens to the bike toward the end the way the 911 catches and passes it. R1's will run up to around 180mph.
      • 8 Years Ago
      lol thats true.

      the jet in the end and the donut is awesome.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The jet passes the bike quickly?

      It takes quite some time. The bike has probably hit 140mph or so by then, which really isn't all that far under its top speed (guessing around 165).
      • 8 Years Ago
      The 911 should have taken the bike off the line, and held that for the first 100 feet.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Most if not all bikes will easily lift their front wheel off the ground.
      The 911 has so much traction and so much power, it has the bike for all if its first gear, then the bike will leave it in the dust.