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This is what 0-300mph in 4secs looks like

Top fuel drag racer straps camera to helmet, accelerates briskly. Results predictably outrageous

Published: 09 Feb 2016
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Ever wondered what 0-300mph in less than four seconds would look like from the driver’s seat? Well, wonder no more.

Former NHRA champ Shawn Langdon suckered a camera to his helmet at a recent running of his 10,000-odd bhp Top Fuel dragster to give us an idea of what such massive speed looks like. Fairly rapid is the answer, in case you were wondering.

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Skip to two minutes in (and turn your volume right down so you aren't deafened) to see Langdon covering the 1/4mile in 3.77secs at 317mph, which as you can see looks barely survivable, let alone controllable. Comparatively, a quick road car like the Porsche 918 Spyder covers the same distance in 10secs at 145mph. Sounds a bit inadequate all of a sudden, doesn’t it?

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