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Top fuel dragsters will blow you the F away.


Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you have completed reading this sentence.

One TOP FUEL dragster's 500-inch Hemi makes more horsepower than the first 8 rows at the Daytona 500.


"Putting all of this in perspective: You are driving an average Lingenfelter powered "twin-turbo" Corvette. Over a mile up the road, a Top Fuel dragster is staged and ready to launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass. You have the advantage of a flying start, but you still run the 'Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line and past the dragster at an honest 200 mph. At this moment, the dragster launches and starts after you. You keep your foot hard down, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums and within seconds the dragster catches and passes you. He beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile away from where you passed him."


CHASSIS/BODY: 2005 Brad Hadman/1-piece carbon-fiber

WHEELBASE: 300 in.
WEIGHT: 2,225 lbs. (with driver)
ENGINE: 500 cid V-8
HP: 8,000
TORQUE: 4,500-6,500 lb.-ft.
FUEL: Nitromethane/methanol mix
TOP SPEED: 330 mph
AVERAGE E.T.: 4.65 sec.
0-60 MPH: 0.5 sec.
0-100 MPH: 0.8 sec.
0-200 MPH: 2.5 sec.

G-FORCE: 5.5-6 gs (equal to a space shuttle launch)
COST PER RUN: $5,000
VEHICLE COST: $250,000