What's Faster, A Lamborghini Aventador Or An F16? Video

The appeal of running exotic supercars against military aircraft never seems to get stale, and in recent years we’ve seen the Spyker F1, the Bugatti Veyron and the Lamborghini Reventon throw down against various fighter aircraft. We've even seen Top Gear USA pit a Dodge Viper against an attack helicopter, though not in an outright drag race.

The net result is usually this: the supercar is much quicker off the line, and quicker down much of the airport runway. As a fighter jet builds speed and gains lift, however, the ultimate nod generally goes to the fighter aircraft.

Despite the predictable outcome, Danish auto magazine Bil Magasinet still opted for this photogenic and video-friendly race between a Lamborghini Aventador and an F16 fighter aircraft, held at the Aalborg Air Base. Despite the wet conditions, the Aventador held its own down much of the runway, before the Italian supercar's 700 horsepower lost out to the fighter aircraft's 28,600 pounds of thrust.

The Danish website is calling the race a draw, but we suppose that’s entirely based on perspective. In a short race, the nod goes to the Aventador; in a long race, the nod goes to the F16. Which is faster depends entirely on how much runway you’re offering up.
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  1. Good video!
    Take off speed of airplanes speed is about 180-200 mph regardless of the weight of the airplane. However, this speed must be reached in about 800 ft for military aircraft and 1200 ft for commercial aircraft. A 1.63g acceleration will get you there in about 5-10 sec! In other words: at 800 ft, an airplane moves faster than a piece of rock falls freely the same distance. That explains the need for such super powerful engines in airplanes. 200 mph is not a big deal for many super cars today. However, maybe only one or two can do it in 5-10 sec. 200 mph in such short distance is top-fuel dragster territory :-)

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