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Recapping what Top Gear did when they raced a £2,000,000 McLaren Speedtail against the worlds most sophisticated fighter aircraft, the £100,000,000 F35 fighter jet!

Top Gear made a name for itself with their rather "out there" stunts and humour and even after the original trip with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May left the show, their legacy continued and trickled down into what the new Top Gear is like today.

One of the most impressive races hosted by the BBC's Top Gear was indeed the time they raced an F35 Fighter Jet against a McLaren Speedtail with Chris Harris at the wheel. This was no ordinary drag race like what was done in the past with a Bugatti Veyron, but rather a section of 3 overlapping runways that catered for 3 corners making this pretty much a circuit race!

Without giving too much away, have a look at the video at the bottom of this article that features the F35 and McLaren Speedtail in all their glory:

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Top Gear on the Full Film - McLaren Speedtail vs F35 Fighter Jet - Top Gear...

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