Jetpack pilot Nick Macomber gets owned by the Renault Megane RS in a 400 meter race, but you've got to admire him for even challenging the car.
Nick was able to get up to 62 miles per hour in the jetpack, but he loses the race because he first needs to get to a safe height of 160 feet off the ground. And with only 30 seconds of fuel on board, its tough to hover just aimlessly in the air waiting for the race to start. Who knows? One day jetpacks might not even have to do that sort of thing anymore. Jump start from ground!
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