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Horsepower here means something else

It's hard to grasp 8000 horsepower as a concept or reality, but NHRA lives off such power.

Updated: July 20, 2003, 11:24 AM ET
By Bill Stephens | ESPN

The open-wheel cars which compete in the two major road racing and oval series in the United States, CART and the IRL, are enormously powerful machines brandishing both turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines producing more than 1000 horsepower.

The Winston Cup racecars of NASCAR use 358 cubic inch engines to churn out somewhere around 750 horsepower, while Formula 1 powerplants deliver more than 1000 horsepower to the throttle pedal of such drivers as Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard ...

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