Watch: This 3,500hp Chevy Camaro takes flight on the drag strip

"I believe I can flyyyy"

6w ago

When signing up to be a drag race driver, you swear an oath. You don't really, but if you did it would be due to how dangerous the sport can be.

To prove just how frightening it can be, take a look at this bright red Chevrolet Camaro take flight while zooming down the tarmac. The car was being driven by Tim Slavens at the Georgia Motorsports Park’s Lights Out 12 drag racing event on Wednesday.

The car in question is a 1969 Chevy Camaro which is said to produce around 3,500 hp from a fully built V8 engine with two 102mm turbochargers according to Autobahn. Therefore it's no surprise when you see this thing take-off as it reaches almost 200mph on the strip.

Thankfully, nobody was injured in this event and Slavens is already racing again in the same car. This just shows how fearless racing drivers are.

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Comments (35)

  • Needs some time in the wind tunnel to develop front aero!!?

      1 month ago
    • Nah-it is a muscle car. No need for aero. More power is always the solution!

        1 month ago
    • Just needs a bigger engine, bigger engine weighs more, front stays on the floor, more power to counter the extra weight. It’s the wonderful word of drag racing engineering!

        1 month ago
  • Meanwhile, kids in the back-"Daddy, we are flying!!"

      1 month ago
  • Now THAT'S a winning formula. Cheat!! Get off the wheels - reduce drag! Wait, it's a DRAG strip. Hmm, Guess he really IS doing it all wrong. Still won. A W is a W. Probably not worth the Code Brown.

      1 month ago
    • He didn't win. At least not the race. Despite getting to the finish line first is spectacular fashion, he crossed the center line. The Mustang won right then.

        1 month ago
  • How on earth did he save that!?!?

      1 month ago
  • 👋safe flight

      1 month ago