Can an electric car accelerate faster than the fastest dragsters?

I’ve noticed that electric cars have begun to show up in the drag race world. Can an electric car accelerate faster than the fastest dragster?

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Chanice Boyd · Answered on Feb 28, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Great questions—yes, electric cars can accelerate faster than the fastest dragster.
Alright, speed junkies, let’s chat! The drag racing world is dominated by gas fueled vehicles. Most dragsters are single-engine cars with gasoline, nitromethane, and methanol fuel types. They can also be supercharged or turbocharged for increased speed and power. But now, they can be electric too.
The vehicle would have to complete a quarter-mile in less than five seconds to determine a track-worthy dragster. That’s five times faster than gravity’s force.
By now, everyone has heard of electric vehicles’ performance capabilities and performance potential. But not many are designed to compete with dragsters. They still have quite a way to go before they’re 100% unbeatable on the racetrack, but electric cars are no joke.
In 2022 or 2023 the Tesla Roadster sports car is expected to be the fastest production car globally. The Roadster is set to be in the top five cars to go the fastest over a quarter-mile. Of the top five vehicles, only two of them aren’t electric. Electric cars have the top dragster title in their sights.
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