The Funny Car’s key component is an 8.1-liter (496 cubic inch!) V-8 developing about 11,000 horsepower and some 8000 lb-ft of torque. Oh, and it is capable of revving to 8500 rpm. The engine is a development of the legendary 426 Hemi V-8, using a block and heads machined from solid aluminum billets.
What engine does Toyota use in drag racing?
But today when car people say the word “Hemi” it’s almost a given they mean the 426-cid engine Chrysler created to dominate the 1964 Daytona 500 and became the engine architecture of choice in drag racing’s fastest classes.
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.
Is John Force still driving race cars?
John Harold Force (born May 4, 1949 in Bell Gardens, California) is an American NHRA drag racer.
|Current team||John Force Racing PEAK Chevrolet Camaro SS|
|Crew chief||Danny Hood|
How much does a Funny Car engine cost?
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 is the best drag racing engine?
“The most popular engine I build is the big block Chevy,” Driskell continues. “I do everything from the smaller 555 cid to a lot of 615, 632 and big cubic inch stuff. These engines are becoming much more popular. It’s an aluminum block with spread port, Pro Stock-style heads.
Does Toyota use Hemi engines?
So to answer your question, Toyota’s engine is not a hemi, based on the standard definition of what makes a Hemi a Hemi.
What is the fastest drag car?
When the Mk4 Toyota Supra nicknamed “Orange Man Bad” broke the six-second quarter-mile pass last year, it became the world’s quickest drag car with an H-pattern manual transmission. That run recorded a 6.9-second quarter-mile at 194.77 miles per hour (313.45 kilometers per hour).