Video: Range Rover Sport takes on Spitfire

Published 08 July 2013

The latest Range Rover has won plenty if praise from the motoring press, honestjohn.co.uk included. Indeed Land Rover is so proud of its creation that it decdided that its curtain-raiser for this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed would be to challenge a Vickers Supermarine Spitfire to a drag race. 

The 1945 Spitfire has the Range Rover beat on raw power – its V12 Merlin engine produces 1750bhp, against the 510PS Supercharged V8 version of the latest Range Rover Sport – but the race involved a run up the runway and back down, so the Range Rover, with its tighter turning circle and all-wheel grip has an advantage. It’s still a closely run race – watch the video below to find out who won.

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