Record Breaking Speed
Kyle Putland becomes the world's second fastest in naturally aspirated drag racing
Maida Vale drag racer Kyle Putland reached an astonishing speed of 320km/h in 6.61 seconds to claim the Australian record for a naturally aspirated car.
The majority of motor vehicles incorporate a naturally aspirated engine, which refers to an engine that is neither power enhanced by a turbocharger or supercharger.
Not only did Kyle break the Australian record at the Perth Motorplex, he also became the second fastest hard tail A/A altered drag racer in the world.
The car was built in New Jersey by 11-time US National Hot Rod Association champion Bob Rossi.
“The car weighs 790kg with 1350 horsepower, so it’s a light car with plenty of power and proven combinations from Bob’s own experience,” said Kyle.
As the driver of Australia’s fastest naturally aspirated car, Kyle has always been driven to achieve international success in the sport.
“My inspiration was to achieve something not many other people outside the United States had done – go fast with a naturally aspirated engine,” he said.
Kyle also mentioned that there are improvements to be made to the car which will boost its potential even further.
“We’ve taken it apart and sent the engine and some parts away for a rebuild and updates.
“It has been a truly amazing season and we have much bigger and better things planned for next year.”