We’re stupid late to the game with this news and video, but Andy Frost became the owner and driver of the world’s quickest street legal car a couple weeks back when he blasted off a 6.59 second 220mph lap at England’s Santa Pod Raceway. The twin turbocharged Red Victor 3, tuned by American Shane Tecklenburg and built by Frost at his shop in England is truly a wonder. The title, which previously resided with multi-time Hot Rod Drag Week champ Larry Larson has been passed back and forth over the years, although we’re thinking that it will live in Jolly Ol’ for quite a while unless someone really steps on it over here.
Like anything of this nature, debates will rage on. The bottom line is that Frost’s car is 100% street legal in England and frankly, isn’t all that different from Larson’s here with respect to the “big stuff”. It has lights and signals and does whatever an old car needs to do in England to be legal. Does it have as much steel as Larson’s car? We don’t think so, but that’s all part of the game. Congrats to Frost and his crew for building one rocket ship of a car and taking this amazing record back to England. Perhaps deep in the shadows of an old shop here in the ‘States, someone is crafting their own car to make a run at Frost. Intercontinental drag racing supremacy is on the line!
As we have said before, it is an incredible time to be a hot rodder. The fact that something with 2,000+hp can even exist running on gasoline is mind boggling to us. The fact that it can be harnessed and tame enough to idle and drive around on it even more mind boggling.
Hit the link below to see a great video of Andy Frost’s record breaking runs!