Old tech & new materials intricately combined for insane speed: the ingenuity of the top fuel dragster.
By Ted WestPosted 10.02.2002 at 2:44 pm 0 Comments
The violence of the launch was astonishing. Vibration short-circuited my senses, and the acceleration clouted my helmet back against the car's roll cage. For 200 feet, I couldn't tell where I was. I'm not used to feeling fear while in a carI've cornered 185-mph Ferraris at top speedbut this dragster scared me. After a couple of runs, they told me, I'd get used to it: The car would go straight for 200 feet until I could see.