Truth time: When I wrote my first drive report of the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, I left out a pretty cool, pretty important detail. You see, in addition to doing all of the nifty off-road stuff and blasting through the winding roads of the English countryside, Land Rover pulled quite the stunt by having us drive through an airplane. That is, we scaled a ramp, drove into the passenger compartment of a Boeing 747, and drove out of the plane. They even left some seats inside for effect.
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.