This Trans-Am Bandit makes Smokey’s ride look pretty pedestrian.
Aussie drag racer Darren Morgan has a funny car. Not funny ha-ha, but funny as in a custom-made, 4000bhp drag-racing machine. Styled after a Pontiac Trans-Am and named the Bandit, it’ll hit 100kph from standstill in one second and nail a quarter mile in somewhere around 5.7 seconds at speed above 400kph.
How does one build a car like this? Let Darren talk you through it. As he says, it’s about raw horsepower – so much power that then engine components are literally strapped down in case they explode into the crowd. Yeesh.
Prepare for engineering filth.