Why Dragster Engines Only Last 4 seconds

Top fuel dragsters are the most powerful cars built today. One Top Fuel dragster’s 500-cubic-inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first four rows at the Daytona 500. It is said that drivers experience more G’s than an astronaut headed to space.

They have spark plugs that are strong enough to weld metal. Their flame front’s measure in temperatures up to 7000 degree’s. Assuming that all of the equipment is paid off, the crew works gratis, and nothing breaks, each run costs an estimated $1000 per second and that crazy cost is because a dragster engine needs to be rebuilt EVERY RUN.










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