This is why schools should still offer shop class.
Nitrous oxide - the preferred go-fast gas of many speed freaks - delivers its substantial power boost by cooling the surrounding air, which in turn becomes denser. The denser air's higher oxygen volume feeds the hungry engine, which can now produce more power. Nitrous oxide is also widely used in the healthcare industry as an anesthetic and analgesic, so you'll find nitrous canisters in hospitals, dentists' offices and ambulance stations in addition to Paul Walker's local speed shop. British str
Granted, we're a little weird around here, but we've been dreaming of a multi-stage nitrous system since the sixth grade. We saw our friend's big brother lay down some fat rubber marks all around the cul-de-sac in his primer'd and blown '72 El Camino and BAM!, we were sold on the idea that increasing the air part of the air/fuel equation was the smart, righteous thing to do.
Click the image above to view the gassed 'Vette take on the Nissan GT-R after the jump
Remember back in the day when the engine output on a Rolls-Royce was listed as "adequate" or "more than adequate"? We don't know what the old guard would make of this, but adequate doesn't even come close.