Ford GT Smashes Guinness World Record with 283 mph Top Speed
The Performance Power Racing Ford GT re-set the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car at a mind blowing 283.232 mph. That's right, the Ford GT you see here went from zero to over 280 mph in one mile, fast enough to out-accelerate a fighter jet during takeoff. The record breaking run took place at a NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility Runway where the Ford GT made several passes in order to clench the title. That the Ford GT was allowed to run on this private runway is not a matter of luck. PPR, when they're not building monster Ford GTs, builds state of the art aerospace components for defense contractors like Pratt & Whitney. There's no word on which parts used PPR's technology to reach that massive 1700+ hp figure , but there is no doubt that this Ford GT is a four wheeled rocket ship.
The 1700+ hp Ford GT, piloted by PPR's Lead Design Tech Matt Lundy, is only the most recent in a string of 250+ mph standing mile runs completed by a Ford GT this month. Hennessey recently broke the 260+ mph standing mile record for Texas, and there are surely more looking to eclipse what PPR has done.
The proof is in the proverbial pudding as PPR Ford GT is the latest car to officially inch closer to the elusive 300 mph mark. It's an escalating arms race with an official record breaking authority egging on tuned Ford GTs like a spectator in school yard brawl. This is the kind of WMD build up we can get behind.
Source: Performance Power Racing
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