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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!

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