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Drag: Explaining the technology of a Top Fuel dragster (+video)

An NHRA Top Fuel dragster accelerates faster than any other ground vehicle on Earth. Watch this video to understand why!

A Top Fuel dragster is a 2,000-pound vehicle that is powered by a V8 engine that produces 8,000 horsepower and burns 17 gallons of nitromethane during its run.

It is capable to reach 300 miles/hour in less time that a conventional road car takes to reach 30 m/h!

A Top Fuel dragster covers the quarter mile from standstill in less than four seconds!

On this episode of 'How'd They Do That', Australian David Grubnic, driver of a Top Fuel dragster to Team Kalitta, explains the various mechanical components of the beast.