Car vs Boat vs Bike – Google Video: Major, major gearhead porn here. It’s a video of a superbike, a Formula One car, and an offshore powerboat going head-to-head for a quarter mile. It looks like they managed to find a runway next to a canal of some kind.
The boat gets to start at full speed for some reason, which is good but it’s completely irrelevant anyway — 75 m.p.h. just isn’t going to cut it in this company. They should have used a drag boat.
The car — driven by Jenson Button, no less — has a clutch problem in the first run, but in the second and third, it just smokes the bike completely. The bike has serious wheelie problems — it can’t go to full power or it’ll flip over backwards.
What’s cool is that I’ve always wondered how fast a Formula One or Champ Car would run a quarter-mile. Nine seconds, it turns out.
The link on the page says “fifthgear.com,” but that domain is squatted and the narrator sounds susiciously like the guy from Top Gear, of which we’ve gushed before. Can someone confirm this is the case?