Can You Guess How Much A Nitro Fuel Can Pump Out Per Minute?
March 30th, 2018
The answer is a whopping 116 gallons of fuel. PER MINUTE!
Nitro engine powered cars travel at hundreds of miles per hour as they participate in races like NHRA sanctioned events. Drivers fly down the track at insane rates of speed run after run which is what makes them so much fun to watch. But how much fuel does it take for them to be able to do those runs over and over again?
A lot more. If you compare a fuel pump from a nitro powered machine to your typical sports car fuel pump, the difference is dramatic. The nitro pump is cranking out a lot more juice to power thousands of horsepower down the track whereas your sports car is just getting you from point A to point B, which makes sense.
NHRA lets us take a look at a Nitro car’s fuel pump and also gives you the rundown on how it functions. At the end of the day, it adds up to 78 gallons per mile! Talk about rough mpg!