• Do you know what the fastest-accelerating ground vehicle is?

    Do you know what the fastest-accelerating ground vehicle is?
    Date:24 February 2011 Tags:, ,

    No other ground vehicle can out-accelerate a top-fuel dragster. These cars can rocket to 500 km/h in less than 4 seconds.

    One run down the strip consumes fuel, bearings, valve springs and other parts to the tune of R40 000.

    These machines are so fast – topping 530 km/h – that the quarter-mile track (402 metres) was shortened to 1 000 feet (about 305m) after Scott Kalitta was killed in 2008 when his car exploded at the finish and crashed into the catch fence.

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    * Watch Scott Kalitta’s fatal crash…
    * How it works: Top-fuel dragster

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