IT’s Speed Week’s priciest entrant. At around £7 million new, it’s equivalent to filling your dream garage with all 19 cars here. Twice.
But you get what you pay for. The thing isn’t even moving and we’ve regressed back to schoolboy impishness, mouths agape as we produce an identical set of pictures on each of our cameraphones. Even Bruno Senna scampers over, grinning like an idiot as he finds more and more details to throw at Instagram. Missile buttons! Gunner controls! Smoke cannons!
Impossibly narrow yet impressively long, the Bell Cobra TAH-1F is a bewitching thing from every angle, emanating devastating potential despite the fact it’s been neutered by Red Bull branding. Its role has morphed from weapon of war to entertainer, as one of the 19 various aircraft and helicopters that comprise the Jägerbomb host drink’s ‘Flying Bulls’ collection.