300 mph ford gt. Ford GT With 2,500 HP Hits 300.4 MPH at the Texas Mile, Sets New Standing Mile Record

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300 mph ford gt

It ran a black and maroon silver-striped scheme to differentiate it from its prior Hennessey association. Now, it's time to go even faster. Hope this helps a little in the conversation. The motor was up for a refresh, but we ended up going anyway. At least over a standing mile. You can see the car hit the triple century mark in the video up above on its last run of the day at Victoria Regional Airport.

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300 mph ford gt

Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. Above, you can watch the footage from outside the car, and then below, the in-car footage of the record-breaking run. Perhaps the team thought the car was more stable with those 4 heavier gyros spinning. Unlike the airport runways that standing mile racers compete on, the road to 300 mph was anything but straight. It's cool that others are realizing the significance of 300 mph in a street car.

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They were doing one in Austin Texas that year. That fixed the popping and banging issue, and the car could now continue its quest for faster speeds. The biggest thing with changing to the hlins was that it just got so much more stable at that speed. It is watched in person by several thousands of spectators and is streamed live on the Internet. Two shake-down runs where parts failed and had to be replaced: one on Friday for mile speed of 123. I can't believe I'm wasting my time trying to figure this out.

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Ford GT Does 300.4 MPH At The Texas Mile

300 mph ford gt

If the runway was long enough, we presume that it would have recorded an even higher speed, as long as its aerodynamics ensured it remained stuck to the tarmac. They also need to hold up in regular driving situations as well. Things smooth out again at around 250 mph 402 kph. This new location eventually became their business, M2K Motorsports M2K. For Mihovetz, the knowledge to build an engine for the mile was achieved in his previous work with a five-mile car.

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300 mph ford gt

It presented a new problem because, with the stock shocks, our half-mile times and traction on the front of the track was a lot better, because the car transferred weight like a drag car, there wasn't a lot of suspension travel. Once, we had a parachute not open, and the driver was able to stop the car from 270 mph without a parachute with the stock brakes, so it's a pretty good testament that the car is very overbuilt. According to a uploaded to YouTube by M2K Motorsports, the warmed up with a 174. Hennessey's man in charge of special projects, Kevin Kesterson, fabricated the kit, and that is how Heidaker and Kesterson met. Even though it looks like a race car, the car is very stock. M2K Motorsports completed a total of four runs at the event, and the last one was the 300 mph record-breaker.

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300 mph ford gt

Mihovetz built and piloted his own Pro Mod race car that set drag racing records, and he was the first Mod Motor-powered car in the 5 second zone, so Kesterson reached out to see if Mihovetz would build them an engine. The 300 pass, wasn't as stable. We weighed the car when it got back from the mile, with the driver it weighed 4140 pounds. Mihovetz also suggested a few changes based off successes that he had in his race car. Those are at the top of list of for why Motec shines, and why it helped us achieve that goal. You can make small steering inputs, but it's not like you can just completely correct it.

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