The latest Range Rover has won plenty if praise from the motoring press, AROnline included. Indeed, Land Rover is so proud of its creation that it decided 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 1750hp, against the 503bhp 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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