Hydro Thunder is real.

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


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.