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Video: When a Golf GTI raced a falcon in the UAE desert

The Peregrine falcon can fly at speeds of up to 320km/h but who won 'The Chase'?

Video: When a Golf GTI raced a falcon in the UAE desert

A Golf GTI Clubsport took part in a race against a Peregrine falcon, which can fly at speeds of up to 320km/h, on a stretch of desert in the UAE.

The encounter, named “The Chase”, was aimed at highlighting the capabilities of both bird and vehicle as they raced past sand dunes.

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The Clubsport, which can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 6.3 seconds, boasts a turbocharged 265 hp direct-injection engine, front wheel drive and Dynamic Chassis Control.

It reportedly outmanoeuvred the falcon thanks to a boost function allowing an increase in power to over 290 hp for a short period of time.

 

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