Because the need for speed is a real addiction my mechanic charges me to treat, this is a video about the drag racing turbo longtail Thai riverboats along the Cobra Canal in Bangkok. The boats, which feature large modified car engines, can produce 500+ horsepower and reach speeds over 70MPH. For reference, that is entirely too fast for a riverboat to be going. Whatever happened to those old-timey paddlewheel riverboats you can gamble on? Those seem more my speed. “But you just said you had the need for speed.” I was cured with a prescription for nitrous oxide and a Fast & Furious marathon.