This sci-fi wet dream is Star Raider, a ground act for the 2007 Naval Base Ventura County Air Show. The dragster is powered by two Rolls Royce Viper jet engines and driven by builder and owner Bruce Abbott. Why it's shaped like a melted Buran and runs at air shows is anybodies guess, but the key point here is two jet engines on a drag racer. That's some serious thrust there, a little digging around tells us the least thrust one of these babies puts out is 2000 lbs. Double that and tweak for more power and you've got the makings for a face stuck in permasmile.
[Air and Space and MagicalPower]