Drag racing tires are amazing

Originally published at: Drag racing tires are amazing | Boing Boing


“The Deliverator’s car has enough potential energy packed into its batteries to fire a pound of bacon into the Asteroid Belt. Unlike a bimbo box or a Burb beater, the Deliverator’s car unloads that power through gaping, gleaming, polished sphincters… You want to talk contact patches? Your car’s tires have tiny contact patches, talk to the asphalt in four places the size of your tongue. The Deliverator’s car has big sticky tires with contact patches the size of a fat lady’s thighs. The Deliverator is in touch with the road, starts like a bad day, stops on a peseta.”

Snowcrash starts with, for me, it’s most entertaining section. A good way to start a story, I guess.


I preferred, “The sky was the color of a television tuned to a dead channel”. :wink:


These things have fuel pumps that do 10 gallons a second? Seriously?


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