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.

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.


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(seriously, why the facemask? It doesn't look like it would help if he got submerged)