I saw on TNN once where they had a Top Fuel motor on a stand to simulate a pass and they dumped water thru the top. The water rushed out the bottom as fast as it went in. It was amazing to see how much fuel is needed. Those were some great facts. Can you imagine twice the horsepower of the biggest, baddest boat engine found? There is nothing like the sound of a burnout. Your whole body shakes. I saw th Space Shuttle take off and that was mild compared to the Dragster. I bet if I was 50ft from the Space Shuttle it would stop your Heart though Ever sit at the big end and watch the car go through the lights? The back is trying to pass the front.