We’ve seen a number of cars go up against all sorts of aircraft over the past 12 months, including an F1 car and supercar competing against a jet-fighter and even a Volkswagen Touareg towing a Boeing 747. This time we have an A1GP race car taking on a Boeing 777 in a drag race at New Zealand's Auckland airport.

It was a case of one win each in the two race event. Given a head start, the Boeing 777 kept the A1 racer, driven by A1 Team New Zealand's Jonny Reid, at Bay after he had trouble getting initial traction on the damp runway in the first duel. However, a re-match was ordered. Reid nailed the second start and caught up to the jumbo just before it took off.

The event was part of a promotional effort for A1GP’s next race, which will be taking place in Taupo, New Zealand, the weekend after next. This will also be the first race in which the cars will be running on the new ethanol blended fuel, which you can read about by clicking here.