Last year I was invited to attend the Top Fuel Winter Nationals in English Town, New Jersey. It was my first foray into the world of top fuel dragsters and to say that I was blown away would be an understatement. You see when I think of a performance car, I think of something with between 300-500 hp that runs north of 170 mph. However after viewing these cars in person, all I can say is that my opinions of performance have changed. These top fuel cars run in excess of 8,000 hp and are capable of tripping the quarter mile at over 300 mph. They’re long, sleek and so powerful that they literally shake the earth around them and while they’re definitely not street legal, they are simply astonishing in terms of the engineering that goes into them. Don’t believe me? Click through and see for yourself.