The 3,000 Horsepower World Of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

Hydro Thunder is real.

This is the world of H1 Unlimited Hydroplane racing, and it is as unreal as you can imagine.

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These are purpose-built, 6750-pound race machines, aerofoils with 3000 hp Lycoming T-55 L-7 turbines from Chinook helicopters. Top speeds break 200 mph, slicing between their wall-of-water wakes.

Insane.

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