Let's face it – motorheads can't seem to get enough of races that pit cars versus planes. Well, at least that's what we're led to believe by looking at the sheer volume of the things on YouTube today. The real truth is that automakers with newly minted, fast vehicles – and big marketing budgets – love to see the drama of a land-bound car racing a seemingly insurmountable aircraft.

The thing is, we just don't see these races go down with SUVs all that often. But then again, not many are as quick as the 2014 Range Rover Sport. With the classically British Land Rover as one combatant, and the idyllic Goodwood as the venue, it seems perfectly fitting that the greatest of all British warplanes, the Spitfire, should rep for the sky-goers.

Exploding into action over a grassy runway, watch these two Brits battle to an utlra close finish in the video below.



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      monk
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think as pessimistic adults we all know it was staged - but a neat video to watch. Love WWII era aircraft and grass strips in the english countryside. What ever happened to gold old fashion conventional war where men were men and dames were dames…and the enemy didn't hide.
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should have allowed the Spitfire to have live guns.
      Hek!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who in their right mind would want a Land Rover when they can have a Spitfire? :D
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't wait for Jay Leno to finish his Merlin powered Rolls Royce.
      Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      The sound of that merlin makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.The sport doesn't souind bad either.
      Classic_Engr
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Best of three?" "Tomorrow morning." I loved that. I could listen to Spitfires and P-51 Mustangs all day and all night. Beautiful.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh goody, another car vs plane race, because we have never seen that before.
      Edsel
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stupid, stupid, stupid. This commercial deserves to be strafed............X
      adam
      • 1 Year Ago
      These staged races aren't fun anymore.
      Armon
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Let's face it – motorheads can't seem to get enough of races that pit cars versus planes." I disagree.
      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      A 2 seater Spit ?
        domingorobusto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @diffrunt
        "Supermarine developed a two-seat variant known as the T Mk VIII to be used for training, but none were ordered, and only one example was ever constructed (identified as N32/G-AIDN by Supermarine).[130] In the absence of an official two-seater variant, a number of airframes were crudely converted in the field. These included a 4 Squadron SAAF Mk VB in North Africa, where a second seat was fitted instead of the upper fuel tank in front of the cockpit, although it was not a dual-control aircraft and is thought to have been used as the squadron "run-about."[131] The only unofficial two-seat conversions that were fitted with dual-controls were a small number of Russian lend/lease Mk IX aircraft. These were referred to as Mk IX UTI and differed from the Supermarine proposals by using an inline "greenhouse" style double canopy rather than the raised "bubble" type of the T Mk VIII." This is probably one of the converted ones, used for a run-a-bout/spotter plane.
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      480p? Really?
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