How Dragster Tyres Accelerate to 335 MPH in 3.6 Seconds

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Why are dragster tyres so soft? Why do they crinkle so much?

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‘Top Fuel’ Dragsters have the same power as twelve F1 cars, drink as much fuel as a 747 at take-off and their drivers experience the same G-Force as astronauts did on the Space Shuttle.

All that power means the tyres have to be pretty special to get the car from zero to almost 320mph in under 4 seconds.

But, how do these specialised tyres help the dragsters pull 4 and a half G under acceleration? Why do they wrinkle like this and how do Dragsters reach such incredible speeds? All of that coming up.

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