Fuelled with pure Nitromethane, (read: liquid explosive) and capable of producing twice the amount of G-Force during acceleration than the NASA space shuttle; Top Fuel drag cars are wild.
They accelerate from 0-60mph in 0.8 seconds, power to over 290+mph in a quarter mile, and require two huge parachutes to come safely to a stop. What’s more, if you have the nerves of steel required to drive one, then you better be prepared to get your hands dirty afterwards too…
Because the engines need to be rebuilt after every run. That means tearing down a custom built Supercharged V8, and bolting it back together again, at least three times in one day.
Between the speed, adrenaline, pressure and crazy wrench time - it’s all motorsport at the very edge of the performance envelope. What other series have you heard of that uses bullet proof blankets to surround the engine in case it explodes?