Watch two Funny Cars blow up at the same time


You have to see this unbelievable footage of two cars detonating in unison

We thought we’d seen everything but we’ve definitely never seen this before: not one but two Funny Cars going ka-boom halfway down a drag strip mid-race. This bizarre occurrence happened to Matt Hagan and Robert Hight, before crossing the finish line at the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida last month.

Now, the most powerful dragsters are, in essence, bombs: four-wheeled canisters packed with highly combustible liquid, to be detonated in an explosion hopefully sending said canister careening at great speed along a quarter-mile strip of tarmac.

The thing with bombs, as this video aptly proves, is that sometimes they go off at the wrong time. Or in the wrong direction. And, sometimes together.

American’s National Hot Rod Association captured the incredible footage.

STORY Rowan Horncastle

Author: TopGear
Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is the most widely watched factual television programme in the world.