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Bugatti Veyron vs Euro Fighter Jet

 1. What is your favourite supercar? Which country is the Bugatti Veyron from? 

 2. Watch the short video, who do you think will win the race?

 3. What do these words mean ? Use your translator to find out.

Agile

Incompetent

Maneuvers

Abuse

Dainty

Concerned

R.A.F

Burden

To dare

Shootout

Runway

To reckon

Ridiculous

Honor

 

A run for it's money = A good race.                 Max it = Take it to it's limits                      Break sweat = Get tired

Top trumped = Beaten                                      Cutting edge = Best of the best                A handy bit of kit = A good piece of equipment

Give it the full beans = Give it everything       We're neck a neck = We're level               

The plane is going to walk it = The plane will win easily              

A paper round = A job when someone delivers newspapers in the morning to peoples houses

 

 

 

 4. Watch and listen to the video clip again and fill in the blanks on a seperate sheet of paper.

Now a year ago Jeremy raced James and me from Italy to London.  James and I in his 1.__________________ airplane and Jeremy in a Bugatti Veyron and annoyingly he won. Then we heard from a bunch of airplane enthusiasts called the 2.___________, they said why don't you come up to our place and we've got a plane that will give your car a run for it's money and well, seeing as I'm the only one who hasn't yet driven the Bugatti Veyron, I took up the challenge.

 

Yes the thousand horse power legend is back and if I'm honest I'm a bit nervous. Not because of the car itself but because of the 3._________________ that now rests on my shoulders, cuz when Jeremy drove the Veyron all he had to beat was an 4._________________  James in a useless little airplane. Then when James went to Germany and maxed it, the car didn't even break sweat.

 

But this time the Veyrons 5.______________ really is at stake because never before has it gone up against something like this. The most modern, the most high tech strike fighter on the planet, the Euro Fighter Typhoon and for once, when it comes to figures the Bugatti really is well and truly top trumped. It's twin engines deliver twenty thousand pounds of thrust each, punching the Euro Fighter up to sixty five thousand feet and a top speed of over one thousand five hundred miles per hour. This machine is the cutting edge of what a plane can do.

 

It's actually designed to be aerodynamically unstable to make it 6.______________ as possible in a dog fight. So it need's seventy computers to keep it in the air and if they fail, it would simply fall out of the sky. It's kinda of a mix of science fiction and brute strength, these wings for example have to be able to take the stresses and strains of all those extreme high speed 7._______________, so they might look all slim and 8._______________ but each one can take the weight of thirty five volks wagen golf's. All in all, quite a handy bit of kit as you'd expect at sixty seven million a pop.

 

Phased with the clear and present danger  of the Euro Fighter, the Bugatti Veyron really is the car world's best shot at clinging to some honor and no one knows what the outcome will be. In fact Bugatti is so 9._________________ they've sent over not one but two Veyron's, maybe they're gonna tie them together or something.

 

The 10.________________ will take place here on the main runway at RAF Conningsby in Lincolnshire. And here's the challenge, it's a horizontal verses vertical drag race over two miles. Here's the start finish line and the car and the plane, yeah it's difficult to get a hold of models of a Veyron and a Euro Fighter. They both start from here, the car will race down the 11._______________ for a mile when it reaches the mile marker, it turns quickly as possible and then race back down over the same mile to cross the start finish line here.

 

Meanwhile the plane will set off and take off as quickly as possible and cover a mile vertically obviously, when it's done the mile it turns and swoops back down the same mile to cross the start finish line. Or or to crash into a million pound super car that it didn't expect to see and youtube has a field day, otherwise it's last one to finish is a vegetarian simple as that.

 

Now you might think the plane is going to walk it, but don't be so sure.  The car should have the edge off the line, it'll do naught to a hundred in five point seven seconds for god sakes. And when it gets to these yellow dots which mark the mile point where it has to turn around, the Veyron has another advantage. Down here its awesome breaks should come into play and then there's the air break as well which on its own generates the stopping power as you'd get in a normal hatchback.

 

A straight line is a straight line so the car does what it does there,  but up here I've gotta break as late as possible  and lose as little time as possible making the turn before the return mile. So I 12._______________ it'll be won or lost here at this end.

 

Traction control off, gear box to manual,  launch control,  foot on brake give it the full beans on the throttle, this is it. As drag races go, you will agree this is quiet a good one. We are away, we're neck a neck, I'm getting away. I can't believe I'm looking in.. WOAH.  I could feel the wash from the jet and there it goes.  So I'm fighting for the Germans in a battle against the RAF. If your watching thinking this is cool, it is.

 

After just eighteen seconds I was doing a hundred and eighty eight miles an hour and getting to break for the mile turn. That's as late as I 13._____________, this is where it's won or lost. I'm on the return mile now. This is the best race in history. If I mess this one up I may as well get a paper round. I was doing a hundred and ninety six miles an hour but was it enough?  I must still be ahead, I can't see the plane. NOOOOOOO, I suspect I may get some 14.______________ for this.

 

 

 

 

5. Finally, watch, read and listen to the video clip to see if your answers were correct.

Now a year ago Jeremy raced James and me from Italy to London.  James and I in his ridiculous airplane and Jeremy in a Bugatti Veyron and annoyingly he won. Then we heard from a bunch of airplane enthusiasts called the R.A.F, they said why don't you come up to our place and we've got a plane that will give your car a run for it's money and well, seeing as I'm the only one who hasn't yet driven the Bugatti Veyron, I took up the challenge.

 

Yes the thousand horse power legend is back and if I'm honest I'm a bit nervous. Not because of the car itself but because of the burden that now rests on my shoulders, cuz when Jeremy drove the Veyron all he had to beat was an incompetent  James in a useless little airplane. Then when James went to Germany and maxed it the car didn't even break sweat.

 

But this time the Veyrons honor really is at stake because never before has it gone up against something like this. The most modern, the most high tech strike fighter on the planet, the Euro Fighter Typhoon and for once, when it comes to figures the Bugatti really is well and truly top trumped. It's twin engines deliver twenty thousand pounds of thrust each, punching the Euro Fighter up to sixty five thousand feet and a top speed of over one thousand five hundred miles per hour. This machine is the cutting edge of what a plane can do.

 

It's actually designed to be aerodynamically unstable to make it agile as possible in a dog fight. So it need's seventy computers to keep it in the air and if they fail, it would simply fall out of the sky. It's kinda of a mix of science fiction and brute strength, these wings for example have to be able to take the stresses and strains of all those extreme high speed maneuvers, so they might look all slim and dainty but each one can take the weight of thirty five volks wagen golf's. All in all, quite a handy bit of kit as you'd expect at sixty seven million a pop.

 

Phased with the clear and present danger  of the Euro Fighter, the Bugatti Veyron really is the car world's best shot at clinging to some honor and no one knows what the outcome will be. In fact Bugatti is so concerned they've sent over not one but two Veyron's, maybe they're gonna tie them together or something.

 

The shootout will take place here on the main runway at RAF Conningsby in Lincolnshire. And here's the challenge, it's a horizontal verses vertical drag race over two miles. Here's the start finish line and the car and the plane, yeah it's difficult to get a hold of models of a Veyron and a Euro Fighter. They both start from here, the car will race down the runway for a mile when it reaches the mile marker, it turns quickly as possible and then race back down over the same mile to cross the start finish line here.

 

Meanwhile the plane will set off and take off as quickly as possible and cover a mile vertically obviously, when it's done the mile it turns and swoops back down the same mile to cross the start finish line. Or or to crash into a million pound super car that it didn't expect to see and youtube has a field day, otherwise is last one to finish is a vegetarian simple as that.

 

Now you might think the plane is going to walk it, but don't be so sure.  The car should have the edge off the line, it'll do naught to a hundred in five point seven seconds for god sakes. And when it gets to these yellow dots which mark the mile point where it has to turn around, the Veyron has another advantage. Down here its awesome breaks should come into play and then there's the air break as well which on its own generates the stopping power as you'd get in a normal hatchback.

 

A straight line is a straight line so the car does what it does there,  but up here I've gotta break as late as possible  and lose as little time as possible making the turn before the return mile. So I reckon it'll be won or lost here at this end.

 

Traction control off, gear box to manual,  launch control,  foot on brake give it the full beans on the throttle, this is it. As drag races go, you will agree this is quiet a good one. We are away, we're neck a neck, I'm getting away. I can't believe I'm looking in.. WOAH.  I could feel the wash from the jet and there it goes.  So I'm fighting for the Germans in a battle against the RAF. If your watching thinking this is cool, it is.

 

After just eighteen seconds I was doing a hundred and eighty eight miles an hour and getting to break for the mile turn. That's as late as I dare, this is where it's won or lost. I'm on the return mile now. This is the best race in history. If I mess this one up I may as well get a paper round. I was doing a hundred and ninety six miles an hour but was it enough?  I must still be ahead, I can't see the plane. NOOOOOOO, I suspect I may get some abuse for this.

“[A Bugatti Veyron is] quite the most stunning piece of automotive engineering ever created....At a stroke then, the Veyron has rendered everything I’ve ever said about any other car obsolete. It’s rewritten the rule book, moved the goalposts and in the process, given Mother Nature a bloody nose.”

― Jeremy Clarkson