FIREFORCE 3 JET CAR
No event at Santa Pod would be complete without the staggeringly quick FireForce 3 jet car hurtling along the strip. If you’ve yet to see the world-famous funny car strut its stuff, then make sure you don’t miss out on this attraction!
FireForce 3 is a world recordbreaking vehicle, clocking the fastest terminal speed of any jetpowered car on the planet. The Chevrolet Lumina-bodied speed machine has a Pratt & Whitney JFTD12A (J60) engine fixed to its chromoly constructed chassis. That’s the same engine used in the Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane helicopter! The unit develops approximately 10,000bhp, which explains why it guzzles over 120-litres of aviation fuel every time it hammers its way along the quarter-mile. Amazing!
Fireforce 3’s driver experiences mind-boggling G-forces, with up to 4G registered during acceleration, and up to 7G negative during deceleration. The stopping power of this incredibly fast car comes from twin quad-form parachutes used in conjunction with independent hydraulic brake systems.
The car is driven using a throttle/afterburner control hub which determines the thrust being produced by the jet engine. With an explosive thrust of over 5500lbs, FireForce 3 really is a Santa Pod attraction that fits the bill of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’! Be at the strip for 2pm sharp!