Cars that accelerate from a standing position and race along a stretch of 402,34m (quarter mile) as fast as possible to reach the lowest possible time in the end: Welcome to drag Racing, In principle, any car can participate in such an acceleration race, but there are of course models that are particularly well suited for this discipline. High performance, good traction and low weight are important factors that make the car fast and effective when starting from a standing position. Of course, the type of drive, ie front, rear or all-wheel drive, also plays an important role. And even though all-wheel-drive and front-end scrapers have already penetrated into very low quarter-mile times, the kings of the sport continue to have pure rear-wheel drive, as the traction and power losses in the drive train balance each other out.
Camaro, Mustang or Charger ...
The Dragsport comes (natural) from the USA. It was created in the years after the Second World War as a traffic lights race between bored youth and ex-soldiers in search of adrenaline. These first road races were in powerful Hot Rodder completed with fat rollers on the rear axle and missing fenders. Gradually, the first professional tracks were created and the cars continued to develop. The US manufacturers even began in part to produce production models that were particularly well suited for the Quartermile, such as the Chevy Camaro, the Ford Mustang or the Dodge Charger, all true Quarter mile legends.
So what is a drag queen?
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Dragracing also extremely popular in Japan
Also in Japan, there is a big drag racing scene, which on the one hand also with the pronounced penchant for everything American in Nippon on the other hand, with the lack of highways on which you could drive out your own car once properly. In addition, Japanese cars are regulated as standard at 180 km / h. That's why many Japanese tuners also have a strong drag car in their program, proving their competence on the quarter mile. There was a new popularity boost for the acceleration race through the first part of the film series "The Fast and the Furious", in which spectacular street races and airfield races were shown with power-packed muscle cars and Japanese turbo-rockets, which were mostly for prize money and occasionally for women. Road races are not recommended in reality, but the danger for themselves and others is far too great. Fortunately, they are currently considered even criminal offense! If you're interested in an acceleration race, it's best to check with your local motorsport club or ADAC club to see if such a facility is available near you. And when you're on the starting line, you might also feel it: the seconds when you're completely free.
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