https://youtu.be/zC_A69Sp92UTake these top-level drag karts, for example. Filmed this past weekend at Santa Pod Raceway in Wellingborough, England, they pair high-revving engines to custom tube-frame chassis, allowing them to run some extremely impressive quarter-mile times. Like any full-size drag car worth its time slips, they have working aerodynamics and sticky, specially-designed tires, too.
A couple of the karts in this video even break the 10-second barrier, with the quickest managing a 9.3-second run at 138 mph. That's faster than pretty much any new supercar around.