# How much fuel does a dragster burn?

## How much fuel does a dragster burn?

They are capable of covering the dragstrip in less than 3.7 seconds at more than 330 mph. Powered by a supercharged and fuel-injected 500-cubic-inch adaptation of the famed Chrysler Hemi engine, Top Fuel dragsters can burn up to 15 gallons of nitromethane fuel during a single run.

## How much fuel does a Top Fuel dragster use per second?

It takes just 15/100ths of a second for all 6,000+ horsepower of an NHRA Top Fuel dragster engine to reach the rear wheels. Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1-1/2 gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.

What fuel is used in drag racing?

nitromethane
Rather than gassing up on regular fuel, drag cars use a mixture of high nitromethane, which vastly reduces the amount of oxygen that is running through the engine at such high speeds.

### Who Makes Top Fuel engines?

Technical Information. The typical Top Fuel engine displaces 496 cubic inches. They have hemispherical combustion chamber cylinder heads. The block and heads are usually made by Brad Anderson or Alan Johnson.

### How loud is a Top Fuel dragster?

The engine of a Top Fuel dragster generates around 150 dB of sound at full throttle, enough to cause physical pain or even permanent damage. Ear plugs and even earmuffs are often handed out to fans at the entrance of a Top Fuel event. Dragsters are limited to a maximum wheelbase of 300 inches (760 cm).

How many dB is a Top Fuel dragster?

150 dB
The massive airfoil over and behind the rear wheels produces much more, peaking at around 12,000 pounds-force (53 kN) when the car reaches a speed of about 330 mph (530 km/h). The engine of a Top Fuel dragster generates around 150 dB of sound at full throttle, enough to cause physical pain or even permanent damage.

#### How much does a Top Fuel dragster engine weigh?

2350-lbs
BME Top Fuel Dragster Specifications and Component List

chassis BME #02
power 10,000 horsepower at 8200 rpm
weight 2350-lbs
wheelbase 300 in.
engine block Brad Anderson Enterprises, forged aluminum