The three kilometre runway at Avalon Airport – southwest of Melbourne, Australia – was the setting for a unique test of innovation, skill and power.
It was a duel that pitted two examples of engineering achievement against one another A Qantas Boeing 737-800 aircraft and a Tesla Model S P90D electric car.
With its two CFM International jet engines, the 737 can generate more than 50,000 pounds of thrust and fly through the sky at a cruising speed of 850 km/h. Flat out in the air, it can approach the speed of sound.
The five seater Model S can go from 0 to 100 kilometres an hour in three seconds – it can't fly but if you're are going to be on the ground, you may as well be in the quickest four door car ever built.
The Tesla took off from the start at a cracking pace with its two electric motors, while the two engines of the 737 roared to life. Plane versus car, pilot against driver.
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