Top Fuel monsters put on notice: 5,000-hp electric dragster has 8 world records in its sights

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If this car lives up to its potential, it will be a foundational revolution in the sport of drag racing. Its 1,000-volt, 5,000-odd horsepower motor might fall short of the peak power figures of the Top Fuel cars, but it’ll generate more than 17,000 pound-feet (23,049 Nm) of torque from zero RPM, has more “power strokes” per revolution, and should use its muscle in a far more controllable way than the combustion cars.The team believes it won’t take long to beat the Top Fuel cars at their own game, under their own rules, and the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) has agreed to let the Top EV car race alongside Top Fuel cars once it’s sanctioned.

Source: Top Fuel monsters put on notice: 5,000-hp electric dragster has 8 world records in its sights

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