A Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has beaten an aerobatic twister plane around a race track in a stunt inspired by the high-performance SUV’s HEMI engine’s ‘fighter plane’ heritage.
The race, which took place around the Blyton Park Driving Centre in Lincolnshire in the U.K., saw both car and plane reach speeds in excess of 140mph (225km/h) around the 2.9km circuit.
While the 344kW Grand Cherokee SRT muscles its way around the track, the Silence SA1100 Twister plane navigated around 7m high pylons, as they both attempted to reach the chequered flag first.
Capable of reaching 0-100km/h in less than 5 seconds, the 6.4-litre HEMI V8 under the SRT’s bonnet can trace its origins back to the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft, which it was first developed for.
The Grand Cherokee SRT was driven by British Le Mans 24 hour driver, Ed Morris, while the Silence SA1100 Twister plane was flown by Peter Wells, a specialist aerobatic pilot with over 25 years of flying experience.
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