What kind of transmissions do Top Fuel dragsters use?
Similarly, you may ask, do Top Fuel dragsters have coolant?
Liquid cooled engines are great for everyday running but take a long time to come up to operating temp, whereas the top fuel engines come up to temp in seconds. Originally Answered: How do top fuel dragsters keep its engine cool when there is clearly no radiator? They don't.
Beside above, why do top fuel dragsters use nitromethane? The fuel comes with its own oxygen atoms to help it burn. The big advantage of nitromethane is that you can get a lot more power from each explosion inside the engine. This means that, compared to gasoline, you can pump about 8 times more nitromethane into a cylinder of a given volume and still get complete combustion.
Additionally, how much does a Top Fuel run cost?
The total finished cost of a Top Fuel dragster is estimated at $500,000. Some notable drivers competing in this category are Darren Morgan, Andrew Cowin, Phil Lamattina, Damian Harris, and various drivers representing Santo Rapisarda. The nitro burning 8000+ horse-powered Top Fuel dragsters.
How much does it cost to run a Top Fuel dragster per year?
If you want to compete in their game you'll need at least $50M annual budget to run in the typically One of DSR's pit crew mentioned $12k - $35k. As power increases so does the cost. Crankshafts only last 1-3 runs now, which are $6k each.