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Tesla Model S drag races a Qantas Boeing 737

Plane versus car… pilot versus driver. Qantas Australia and Tesla Motors have produced a new video which they say celebrates innovation and sustainability. Any excuse for an epic plane vs car drag race, right?

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In the left lane we’ve got Boeing’s huge 737 commercial jet. Originally introduced in 1968, the Boeing 737 has a wingspan of 34-metres and weighs in at around 36,000kg when empty. It is powered by a pair of huge CFM International CFM56-7 turbine engines, which together can produce 50,000 pounds of thrust. Once airborne, they ‘re able to help the 737 maintain a cruising speed of 850km/h (528mph) without even raising a sweat.

In the right lane, there’s the Tesla Model S – fully equipped with the Ludicrous speed upgrade. It might only have a top speed of 250km/h (155mph), but it’ll do the quarter mile in just 10.9 seconds.

So who won?

Well, it is a little hard to tell from the video, but it looks like it was a fairly close finish.

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