Lexus LFA Nurburgring Beats Executive Jet in Race

Lexus LFA Nurburgring Beats Executive Jet in Race

Unconventional to say the least, Lexus pitted its LFA Nurburgring Edition supercar against an Eclipse 500 jet in a race yesterday.

The event took place in Longmont, Colo. and involved running both vessels down a 4,800-foot runway before pulling a u-turn to cover the same distance. Exciting as the idea of a car racing a jet might be, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the LFA won — by two seconds.

It ran like this: the jet crossed the starting line already travelling 150 knots (about 173 mph) at which point Scott Pruett, who drive the LFA, hammered on the gas. Both the car and plane would travel the runway’s distance before making the aforementioned u-turn to repeat the same distance.

Of course, the results leaves questions in the air. Could the jet have gained speed faster after making its turn? How agile is it and could the pilot have banked harder to shave those two seconds?

GALLERY: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition vs Eclipse 500 Jet