It’s not hard to have an ego about yourself if you’re a supercar. You belong to that elite class that represents the fastest and most powerful cars in the world. Naturally, you feel like you can take on just about any challenge that comes your way, even if said challenge involves a plane.

The Lexus LF-A Nürburgring Edition found out firsthand what happens when you decide that all comers are worthy opponents. In this video, the Japanese supercar went toe to toe – tire to wing, if you want to get specific – with an Eclipse 500 business jet.

Not one to lack in confidence, the Scott Pruett-driven LF-A went about and handled its business pretty impressively, beating the Eclipse 500 Jet by 2.1 seconds after posting a time of 56 seconds.

Of course, circumstances - like the jet’s steep bank turn on the last leg - might have caused some variables in this race to change. Be that as it may, the Eclipse 500 still had a 150 mph head start compared to the LF-A starting the race idle.

Now we need to see how the Lexus supercar handles its business against an F-22.

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Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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8 comments:

  (397) posted on 11.20.2012

for jenny and marry: they never did anything like this before and IS-F wouldn’t be a good choice.

  (341) posted on 11.20.2012

Lexus’ characteristics:luxury, elegance and performance.

  (397) posted on 11.20.2012

I’ve been a Lexus fan for almost 5 years. They never disappoint me.

  (346) posted on 11.20.2012

i think it was isf... i think, not sure

  (377) posted on 11.20.2012

didn’t lexus do something similar with the LFA? Or am confusing?

  (397) posted on 11.20.2012

awesome, super cool idea!!!!

  (341) posted on 11.20.2012

if i drive a car that is a head turner from the start why try and hide it with a white paint?

  (349) posted on 11.20.2012

men and their childish ideas .. I guess, because the idea of such competitions can only come from their minds

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