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19 September 2012

Watch: slow motion dragster

This is what a top fueller looks like launching down the quarter mile

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Oh my. This is really quite tremendous. A Finnish man has filmed a dragster capable of 4.19-second quarter miles in such slow motion you can actually see the engine's firing order.

And you can see the effect of a planet-spinning amount of torque on a set of Goodyear drag slicks at approximately one ZILLION frames per second.

Wait till later on and you even to get to see the aerodynamics working as air wisps off the rear spoiler. The tyres also go a bit weird when it reaches its 448kph terminal velocity.

Now watch. It's jolly good.

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