Tag Archives: Spitfire

Live Your Best Life With This $450,000 Aston Martin Vantage V600 With A WWII Spitfire Boost Gauge

The big, hulking and silly Aston Martin Vantage V600 is not a car you think about very often. Or see for sale ever, really. But if you want something that’s rare, stupidly powerful and representative all that’s marvelous about British engineering, then kindly pay attention to what I have to tell you next.

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The Force Is Strong With This Star Wars-Inspired Royal Air Force Art

Artist Sam L. Rolls made this brilliant homage to both the Royal Air Force and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The rendering depicts Royal Air Force Chinook, Tornado, Spitfire, and Typhoon combat aircraft charging across the water as if they were X-Wings from The Force Awakens.

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New Range Rover Sport Races Spitfire In Battle For British Supremacy

We’ve seen cars race planes on runways like a bazillion times. Have we seen an SUV race a plane on a grass runway? Yes. Now we have.

Here, the brand new Range Rover Sport races one of Britain’s most legendary aircraft, the Spitfire fighter, in a simple race. Both go the length of a grass runway, turnaround, and go back to the start.

It appears to be a no brainer which would win. No matter how good the Rangie is off-road, it won’t be able to corner nearly as fast or as sharply as the Spitfire, since the Spitfire is in the air, not on soggy Goodwood grass.

But this new Range Rover Sport is good. Apparently very good. Maybe it’ll be closer than we think? I won’t spoil the result. Check out the race above.

(Hat Tip to Nick!)