"Top Gear's most explosive challenge yet pits an F-35B Lightning jet from RAF Marham in a race with a McLaren Speedtail.
Fans of the BBC2 show will be able to watch the mismatch at 8pm on Sunday, February 2.
The F-35B Lightning is the most advanced and dynamic fighter jet in the RAF's history, while McLaren claims that its new hypercar has a top speed of 250mph, which makes it the company's fastest production car.
Meanwhile, the fifth generation, multi-role, stealth fighter cost £100m, has guns, and boasts a top speed of 1.60 Mach, which is about 1217mph.
Philip Fleming, Head of Communications, Brands & Content at BBC, said: "It's one of the key sequences in Sunday's Top Gear show. Presenter Chris Harris is testing a McLaren Speedtail against the F-35 Lightning."
A spokesman for Top Gear said: "McLaren has a new hypercar which cost £2m and will do 250mph. It looks like a spaceship.
"Meanwhile, the RAF has a new fighter jet. It cost £100m, has guns, and can land vertically. To be short, it's the type of machine that you'd be utterly daft to challenge to a race. So Chris and fellow presenter Paddy McGuinness grabbed a Speedtail and went to RAF Marham to test them.
"It's more than a decade since the Top Gear original car-versus-fighter-jet epic, which saw Richard Hammond pit a Bugatti Veyron against a Eurofighter Typhoon. It's time for a rematch, which is faster, more explosive and spectacular."
I would like to see an F35 hover above any car containing Paddy McGuinniss and see how he likes being baked like a Greggs pastie/dummy. I would also like to see Paddy McGyinness on Mastermind against said pastie and other Greggs delights. I know if it happened who my money would be on in a Paddy Power bet.
The car will be faster over the first couple of hundred metres and then the plane will go sailing past.
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I want to see a sports car going of the ramp of the carrier to see if they can lob it into the air and land it - somewhere. I once saw a TV show in which Tiff Needall used Maths to determine the speed he needed to jump a broken bridge.
Same principles (apart from lift). Make STEM learning fun!