1000bhp and 0-170mph in 7.9 seconds...

by Ed Foster on 16th September 2010

I recently made the trip up to Santa Pod to watch the European Finals. It was, without a doubt, one of the most awe-inspiring days I have had with any kind of motor sport. The speed, and violence, of these machines is beyond comprehension. If any of you haven't been then I urge you to go as it will be a day that you'll never forget. Oh, and take ear plugs.

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Santa Pod had also very kindly got me a ride in the two-seater dragster which, although it doesn't have the 8000bhp of the Top Fuel dragsters, still packs a monumental 1000bhp. The run was... well, mind-blowing. However, it didn't all go according to plan...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpUpdeB5iXk[/youtube]

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