When an F-18 Hornet goes up against a Formula One race car, who will win in this speed showdown?
The answer is clear: us. Because we get to watch.
This adrenaline frenzy was hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force at a base near Melbourne, just ahead of the Australian Grand Prix this week.
Reigning F1 champions Red Bull lined up their latest driver, Aussie native Daniel Ricciardo, alongside a the F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet for the spectacular drag race, according to the Daily Mail.
Let’s be clear, jets and cars can’t really race each other, although it’s always awesome to see the stunt. When starting from a dead stop on a runway, almost any car with at least six cylinders could get a head start on the 16-ton fighter aircraft.
But when the F-18’s two massive jet engines kicked in, blasting roughly 24,000 pounds of thrust per engine, the Formula One race car — with its V6 1.6l turbo engine boosted by an electric motor — didn’t stand a chance.
Watch the video below to get a taste of the action …
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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