All-New Range Rover Sport Takes On Mighty Spitfire In A Unique Duel Of British Legends At Goodwood

July 9th, 2013 by

The All-New Range Rover Sport and the legendary Supermarine Spitfire have engaged in a unique duel to measure their off-road mastery. 

Photo provided by Range Rover USA Media

Photo provided by Range Rover USA Media

The Range Rover Sport, the fastest production Land Rover to date, representing the latest advances in all-terrain performance has been pitted against Britain’s most famous fighter aircraft in a high-speed off-road race along the grass airstrip at the Goodwood Aerodrome in Sussex. Land Rover was invited to take part in the challenge, formulated by Goodwood’s website.

The race – the first of its kind at the airfield – involved a straight drag run down and back on the runway, punctuated by a nimble U-turn.

Mike Cross, Jaguar Land Rover’s Chief Vehicle Integrity Engineer said, “The team couldn’t resist the challenge laid down by and to race such a British icon.”

To find out whether it was classic or cutting-edge British engineering that won the day, the film and more details can be viewed here: