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Times sure have changed. Back when we were kids, top-fuel dragsters were just greased-up velocipedes ridden by circus strongmen in leopard-print loincloths, who'd twirl their handlebar mustaches between races. Check out some top-fuel stats from today's cars.

A Top Fueler uses almost 23 gallons of gas for warm-up, burnout, and a single quarter-mile run. This is 85-percent nitromethane and 15-percent alcohol and costs about $18 a gallon.

Top Fuelers go from 0-60 in 0.84 seconds and cover the quarter mile in about 4.5 seconds.

More stats here. via Gadgetopia.

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