The Lamborghini Aventador is one of the quickest and fastest supercars on the market today, but does it have what it takes to beat a fighter jet? And not just any jet, but an F-16 Fighting Falcon, perhaps the most iconic plane flown by the U.S. Air Force? Danish auto rag Bilmagasinet (literally translated as "car magazine") aimed to answer this question, and brought both vehicles to an active air field to find out whether or not this bull could beat a little old bird.

All we have to go on is their well-produced YouTube video, but from the footage we can see the Aventador more than holds its own in a straight drag race with the fighter plane. Once the Falcon takes flight, however, the Lamborghini gets left behind.

This stunt was of course performed by Richard Hammond back in 2007 with a Bugatti Veyron and Eurofighter Typhoon jet on Top Gear. We're no experts on military jets, but the Eurofighter is a much newer design than the F-16 Fighting Falcon and we suspect a much tougher opponent to face across the Christmas Tree of a makeshift drag strip. As such, the Veyron, today's current king of super cars, was no match for the Typhoon.

Scroll down to see how well the Aventador fared for yourself, as well as relive the Veyron's challenge.




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      Brian Rautio
      • 2 Years Ago
      The F-16 is not only faster, it's more practical, what being a multi-role fighter and all. Plus, there's an AFB right here in Syracuse, so I won't have to go all the way to NYC for maintenance. This definitely confirms my decision to go with General Dynamics over Lamborghini! Thanks autoblog!
      sulandus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even though Lamborghini wins the start, I would seat in that flying beast!
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      I watched the video for the sound of the Aventador's engine. Everything else was irrelevant.
      keet
      • 2 Years Ago
      i don't care who won, i'm just happy you called the F-16 the (Fighting) Falcon and not the Viper!
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Eh, cool vid, but the results are always the same- the car gets a huge lead out of the hole, then the jet passes it like it's tied to a tree. Still, fighters blasting down the runway at full military power and six figure supercars are always worth a watch. Just fyi, I don't know who, or under what criteria, the F-16 could be considered the most iconic fighter, even, let alone all-around plane of the Air Force. The B-52, B-2, F-4, F-15, C-130, and even a few others are all more iconic planes in mosts', and my opinion.
      twofingersneak
      • 2 Years Ago
      until someone invents a jet engine where the fanblades have as much "traction" on air molecules as a traditional automobile's tires have traction on asphalt, who f'n cares. apples n oranges. OH HAI GUISE! I once saw a cheetah take a car in a 60 acceleration run. OMGZ CHEETAZ R FASTER THAN CARZ!!! orders of magnitude and relevance, my dear watson...
      Moreno636
      • 2 Years Ago
      2:50 WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRAAAAAAAA!!!
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks good with the silver rims instead of the black ones.
      sstowes
      • 2 Years Ago
      If the Veyron couldn't beat a plane (the second go-round), should we really be surprised at these results? Still cool to watch though.
      MichaelChrDK
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bilmagasinet isn't Norwegian, but Danish (bilmagasinet.dk) The event is staged at Flyvestation Aalborg, prior to the Danish Airshow held at Flyvestation Aalborg this sunday.
      Peter_G
      • 2 Years Ago
      Was that a bad angle or did they not center the cross-bar/strut brace directly over the engine?
        cfgb
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Peter_G
        The cross-bar is centered, structurally. The engine isn't in the middle.
        Brian Rautio
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Peter_G
        The x-brace is centered, the engine is not. It's counter balanced against the driveshaft.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Peter_G
        Like Brian said, the engine is offset to counter balance the driveshaft. Except I think it's more likely that the engine is offset towards to passenger side to balance the weight of the driver, thus keeping the left right balance more even. If you're going for best performance, there wouldnt be a passenger anyways. The offset also probably makes room for the driveshaft going out to the front wheels.
      tritonstrategies
      • 2 Years Ago
      My attention span is shot. I fast forwarded right to the race. Why do people keep insisting on doing these anyway?
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