Awesome Drag Racing

How Dragster Tires Work

How Dragster Tires Work

Top fuel dragsters can accelerate from 0 to 335 mph in 3.6 seconds. While sheer horsepower is part of the equation, their massive rear tires are just as critical. Driver61 explains why dragster tires are designed the way they are and the physics that help them grip like mad and launch cars down the drag strip like a rocket.

Dancing with the Dodge Demon

Dancing with the Dodge Demon

We recently spent a day on the drag strip behind the wheel of the absolutely bonkers 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. We didn’t have the skills to get near its 9.65-second 1/4 mile record, but it still was the fastest accelerating car we’ve ever driven.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Because the 707hp Challenger Hellcat wasn’t enough, Dodge will offer their muscle car with an 840 hp supercharged V8, launching the beast from 0-to-60 in 2.3 seconds, running the 1/4-mile in 9.65 seconds, then driving home after popping wheelies at the drag strip.

0 to 316 mph

0 to 316 mph

(LOUD) Tag along for a POV ride with Top Fuel drag racer Shawn Langdon as he’s launched down the 1000 foot drag strip to an eye-popping speed of 316 mph in just 3.77 seconds. We can almost smell the nitromethane fumes.

The Jet Granny Mobility Scooter

The Jet Granny Mobility Scooter

The guys from Jet Granny Cars have a made a very special mobility scooter. Watch as it powers down the Santa Pod raceway, then demonstrates why strapping four rocket engines to your butt isn’t exactly the smartest idea. The wet tarmac didn’t help matters.

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