Thursday, July 11, 2013

VIDEO: The ultimate test drive… Watch the new 2014 Range Rover Sport being driven through a Boeing 747!

Land Rover invited journalists in the UK to test drive the 2014 Range Rover Sport the other day.

Now, I wouldn’t normally cover the launch of a new car on this blog, but this particular test drive will definitely interest aviation enthusiasts… in a BIG way!

That’s because Land Rover arranged for lucky journalists to test drive the 2014 Range Rover Sport through a Boeing 747 aircraft at Cotswold Airport. How cool is that?

Journalists were guided through a special course, where they drove the car up a ramp, into the Boeing 747 (which even had some seats inside), through a challenging little course inside the plane (which, at one point, tipped the car at a 40-degree angle), and then back out again.

As someone involved in digital marketing, I thought this was a brilliant idea. There’s already been heaps of coverage in the media, including the video below from Autoblog, with footage of senior editor Steven Ewing doing the test drive himself.

“All in, the experience was mildly terrifying, and one of the stranger things I've done in my life,” he later commented. “Words can't really describe the full experience, but thankfully, we captured a video of the whole stunt.”

Thankfully indeed. Check out the video below… enjoy, and remember to like my Facebook page for the latest aviation videos, photos and stories. Click here to visit.

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40 comments :

  1. Nick Girard-DunnJuly 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Where ares the engines? LOL!

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    1. Its only a test run. Probably an old shell of a 747...

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    2. Nick Girard-DunnJuly 11, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      I guess taking away a 747 from his engines is like a Queen without crown.

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    3. I think a lot of Boeing 747s are handled by Air Salvage International at Cotswold Airport... this is probably one of them.

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    4. Ahh. Explains the odd slides/ramps on each side. I assume that's to facilitate stripping the interior. 

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  2. That can't be a real 747...

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    1. Why Not? It looks like a retired bird. engines missing etc.

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    2. 747 glider!

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    3. What's holding up the nose? Perhaps the supports are hidden, but that's a purty paint job for a pile of scrap, if it's been chopped up, though.

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    4. Nose LDG Gear???? :O

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    5. It is a Real B747. It is sitting on All the Landing Gear. Remember it is just an Advertising move.

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    6. Aircraft is either about to be Scrapped or is in for Modification which I doubt from it's location. If anyone knows what the First letter of Registration number is, it is easy to lookup.

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    7. It looks like the last 4 letters are -MKCA.

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    8. G-MKCA MK Airlines Boeing 747-2B5B(SF) - cn 22482 / ln 484

      Airframe Details
      Construction Number (MSN) 22482
      Line Number 484
      Aircraft Type Boeing 747-2B5B
      First Flight 17-10-1980
      Age 32.8 Years
      Airframe Status Stored

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    9. Thanks Peter. I couldn't see the G. G-MKCA & MK Airlines make sense.

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    10. The last 4 letters are clearly visible in the video as the Range Rover drives on board at the beginning.

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    11. Yeah I know but without the first letter, I could not figure out the owner.

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    12. All I did was google searched the last 4 letters.

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    13. Tried that.

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  3. Wow I like it!

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  4. Very interesting! :-)

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  5. Great Technique.

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  6. Filmed at my local Cotswold Airport ;-)

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  7. That poor airplane :(

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  8. Ramadhan Abdul Rahman PerseroJuly 12, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Awesome!

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  9. This video literally combines my two favorite things in the world!

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  10. Kemble airfield. I was at work on the field during some of the filming...

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  11. Francois SchawlbJuly 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    The difference between adults and children is the price of their toys...

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  12. One question... why?

    Anybody who would buy a car because it can be driven through a 747 needs serious mental help. Or is this the latest garbage that average Americans need to help them purchase cars?

    I already think the ad companies need serious mental help.

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  13. The wings are crazy.

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  14. This needs to become a traveling exhibit!

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  15. Such a cute bird.. tounge's out! :v

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  16. That's crazy!!

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  17. Robeel, thanks for the B747 article/vid I actually like the Range Rover S....think I might get one. :-)

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  18. My dad did it with his own Range Rover...

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  19. This is not a true picture becuase under the wing 747 not have Motor!!! And cargo 747 door not under its nose!!! This is a joke picture.

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  20. The car is almost as wide as the plane's body!

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  21. Genevieve ChiassonJuly 26, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Amazing idea!

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