26 November 2007

Jet settler

Lambo Reventón takes on Tornado jet fighter. Loses

Lamborghini Reventón

As Lamborghini never tires of telling us, the Murciélago-gone-mad Reventón was jet fighter-inspired. Stealth bomber exterior panels, fighter pilot display panel, complimentary copy of Top Gun when you buy one of the million-Euro hypercars.

So it was only apt that, this weekend, Lambo pitted the Reventón in a drag race against... a Tornado jet fighter. And the car lost. Obviously.

See, even with a 641bhp V12 and a top speed of 200ómph, the Reventón was never going to prove a match for the Tornado, which is powered by a pair of turbofan jets developing just shy of 40,000bhp at sea level.

Lambo says it was a close-run thing until the final stretch of the three-kilometre runway, when the Tornado literally disappeared off into the distance.

 Still, watching plane versus car must've been quite a sight.

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