Monday, 8 March 2010

Tommy Ivo's 'Showboat'

Showboat was a dragster built by legendary drag racer and TV celebrity Tommy Ivo in the early sixties. The 32-cylinder monster featured four Buick 454ci V8 engines, producing 1720hp in total. The NHRA classed it as an 'exhibition dragster', meaning that he was unable to officially race it, but that didn't stop it going down in dragster history as one of the most brilliantly absurd creations to be built in the pure pursuit of speed.

So how do you drive such a beast? The man himself explains...

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