We’re used to see these dragsters powered by Top Alcohol E85 fuel but this particular one is not that “ordinary”.
This is a diesel powered by a 427 cu. in., twin-turbo 7.0L Duramax engine.
This what the guys behind the video say about it:
“On March 6th, 2010 the Banks crew tested out the rail’s new “Stroker” 427 cu. in., twin-turbo 7.0L Duramax engine at the NHRDA Nationals in Wittmann, Arizona. The numbers for this trip out were 7.670 @173.54. We were a little faster back in April 2009 when we ran 7.17 @ 181.08. We’ve also run a best trap speed of 190MPH with the car on a separate test session. All those runs were with our twin-turbo’d Duramax, and now we’re getting set to hit the track with a supercharged configuration.”