How long does a Top Fuel dragster engine last?

How much does a engine cost in a Top Fuel dragster?

The cost of a complete top fuel dragster engine is in the $58,000 range depending on options. The engine will be stripped down to the bare block after every run and be rebuilt in a span of 40 minutes. The engine will be torn down and rebuilt 184 times in a year if the car makes it to the finals at every race.

How much does nitromethane cost per gallon?

Nitromethane used to power the engines of NHRA Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars costs about $16 US per gallon!

What RPM does a Top Fuel dragster idle at?

A Top Fuel dragster reaches more than 300 mph before you have completed reading this sentence. With a redline that can be as high as 9500 rpm, Top Fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light.

How many G’s does a Top Fuel dragster pull?

* In order to exceed 300 MPH in 4 seconds, dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4 G’s. In order to reach 200 MPH well before half-track, the launch acce leration approaches 8 G’s. * Top Fuel engines turn approximately 480 revolutions from light to light!

How much horsepower does nitromethane add?

With nitromethane, you only need 1.7 pounds of air. Drag racing motors are big, with an average engine displacement of 8.9 liters. When supercharged, they can produce about 6,000 horsepower.

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How much does it cost to run a Top Fuel dragster per run?

Top fuel cost between $8k – $10K PER PASS. There are 24 NHRA national events.