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Watch the New Jaguar XJR Take On A Jetpack Pilot In A Desert Drag Race

With an F1 driver at the wheel.

How fast is the new 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 Jaguar XJR? Fast enough to take on a jetpack pilot in a Dubai desert drag race as this clip demonstrates. The Jag can do 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, and with former Formula One star Martin Brundle at the wheel it's a speeding bullet to be sure. 

The "Jetman" as pilot Yves Rossy is known is strapped to a 6.5-ft. wide fixed wing rig powered by four Jet-Cat superchargers that James Bond would kill for. So who comes out on top in the first-of-it's-kind contest? You'll have to watch and see.