Top Fuel Dragster Drifting In Slow Motion Makes For 80 Mesmerizing Seconds

Top Fuel dragsters are the quickest accelerating vehicles on the face of the earth, finishing 1,000 feet (305 m) runs in 3.7 seconds at speeds of 335 mph (539 km/h).

The energy that these incredible machines can generate measures ~3.2 on the Richter scale, as their launch acceleration approaches 8Gs.

Somebody had the fortune of pointing a very capable camera at his car as it charged down the track, and did so while filming in a gazillion frames per second.

That’s why we can now see the tremendous pressure exerted on these vehicles’ bodies, the heat-like rhythm of the flames coming out of the exhausts, the strain put on the huge rear tires, and the very limited contact those front wheels make with the ground.