Funny cars are designed to be faster than the average automobile, and while each individual car may have its own unique horsepower output, funny cars are often seen traveling at speeds of more than 300 miles per hour. Horsepower capabilities for these racing cars are typically upwards of 6,000 HP, often maxing out around 8,000 HP.

Designed as drag racing vehicles, funny cars are specifically made to travel at high speeds, so it's not unusual for these cars to travel at multiple hundreds of miles per hour. In 2014, a funny car driver named Courtney Force drove her car up to 323.25 miles per hour.