It’s not uncommon for us to drag race cars on a runway. But we’ve never done it at an active airport with passenger jets taking off and landing in the background.
And so we leapt at the chance to take part in Race the Runway at Edinburgh Airport. The event, sponsored by Mercedes, was held to raise money for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and the Scottish Burned Children’s Club.
In total 25 cars, ranging from a Lamborghini Aventador to a TVR Tuscan, took part. Entrants were timed over a 1,350-metre course on one of the taxi runways.
Below is a list of some of the competing cars, and their overall finishing time.
|Lamborghini Aventador||24.65 seconds|
|Ferrari FF||25.82 seconds|
|Porsche 911 Turbo (997)||26.03 seconds|
|Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder||26.52 seconds|
|Merc SL63 AMG Performance||26.94 seconds|
|Mercedes SLS GT||26.94 seconds|
|Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R||27.02 seconds|
|Mercedes E63 AMG S||27.34 seconds|
|BMW M6||28.01 seconds|
|BMW M3 GTS||28.75 seconds|
|Audi RS6 (Mk I)||29.87 seconds|
|TVR Tuscan||31.67 seconds|