Meet the 2000bhp road-legal dragsters
TG hitches a ride in cars that do 200mph on the strip, then hit the local petrol station to fill up on unleaded
Posted: 27 Feb 2014
"I love the cruise, but sometimes it scares me to death," reveals Brian Payne, driver of the Zephyr. "It's a great leveller, because you can spend as much as you like on your car and yet if the engine won't start, or if something simple goes wrong like a blown fuse, then you're out."
He turns the key. The V8 churns for a long, long time as Matt's iPhone counts down the seconds. But then it coughs into life and he buckles up for the 10-mile ride back to the track. I click myself back into the four-point harness in the passenger seat of the Comet. And we rumble on through the moonlit night in the world's most powerful street cars, just as legal as you like.