If you haven’t seen or heard FireForce 3, do not miss it at this years show! FireForce 3 is a world record-breaking Jet Funny Car, breaking the record at the Easter Thunderball event 2005, with Martin Hill pushing the car to its limits and clocking a terminal speed of 336mph in 5.793 seconds! This mechanical monster of a machine develops thrust in the jet engine equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can destroy the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed in excess of 300mph!
The stopping power of this beast comes from two quad form parachutes used in conjunction with independent hydraulic brakes systems. The car is driven using throttle / afterburner control to determine the thrust from the jet.
Here are some Jet Car facts
• Fastest Jet Funny Car in the world • The Jet Car has explosive thrust of over 5500lbs which is enough for you to blink and miss it! • Has run 336.1 mph in 5.7 seconds at Santa Pod Raceway in 2005 • The car is based on a Chevrolet Lumina body • The total weight of the car is 1750Ibs. • Two independent 14ft quad form parachutes and twin hydraulic brakes are used for stopping. • The Jet Car uses approximately 25 gallons of aviation fuel per run.