What engines do NHRA Funny Cars use?
Funny Cars are powered by the same supercharged and fuel-injected 500-inch engines as Top Fuel dragsters. Funny Cars are also similar to Top Fuel dragsters in that they do not use a transmission but rather transmit power to the huge Goodyear rear slicks through a multistage clutch assembly that is activated by timers.
What engine does John Force use in his Funny Car?
|Engine Size:||500 cubic inch|
|Fuel Type:||90% Sunoco Nitromethane|
|Fuel Capacity:||18 gallons|
|Oil System:||Dry Sump|
What engine block do Top Fuel dragsters use?
The engine in a modern top fuel dragster is made of solid billet aluminum (engine block and cylinder heads) and the oil pan is made of titanium (see photo above). It is based on a Chrysler Hemi block of about 500 cubic inches.
How much HP do funny cars have?
Horsepower claims vary widely—from 6,978 to 8,897—but are probably around 8,000 HP. Supercharged, nitromethane-fueled motors of this type also have a very high torque, which is estimated at 7,000 ft⋅lbf (9,500 N⋅m). They routinely achieve a 6G acceleration from a standing start.
Which is faster dragster or Funny Car?
Top Fuel dragsters generally have the same horsepower as Funny cars, but are faster because they are lighter with narrow bodies. Funny cars and Top Fuel dragsters are straight-line quarter-mile racers.
How much does nitromethane cost?
Nitromethane used to power the engines of NHRA Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars costs about $16 US per gallon!