• Nov 21st 2007 at 8:33PM
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Anything that can top out above 200 mph is a pretty fast car, but one that can do it from a standing start within a mile is an insanely fast car. This twin-turbo Ford GT modified by Jason Heffner of Heffner's Performance not only does that, but exceeds 222 mph at the one-mile mark. This thankfully wasn't done on public roads, but at the Goliad Industrial Air Park during the bi-annual Texas Mile event.

The driver makes a total of four runs, starting with a 215-mph pass followed up by a 222.2-mph run. The third attempt doesn't go so well as the tires are overwhelmed by the car's torque and it goes off course into the dirt, but the fourth run is a success, and the 222 mph mark is reached again. Follow the jump to see this display of massive horsepower run amok.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Lingenfelter Corvette Z06 TT did 226mph in a mile, look it up on youtube.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Lol This sucks lol! Teh European GT is so much better lol! Stupid Ford!

      • 7 Years Ago
      You people are so wrong about poor retarded Aaron. Deep down he thinks this is an 1988 Ford Escort GT.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Whaaaat? It isn't? I knew that 4 banger had it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This just goes to show that even a PROFESSIONAL driver when dealing with a vehicle that has an insane amount of power can have problems, even on a closed course. He did an amazing job on that 3rd run keeping the car in control even when he went off the track. So the fact that recently it has come to light about an Arizona Lambo owner doing 200+ on the highways at night there just shows how insanely stupid and not just because of the other cars on the road. This Ford GT is an amazing vehicle. 222 mph at the 1 mile mark after a standing start WOW!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Watching the driver, he made it look as easy. That's an awesome car no matter you put it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very nice. I have only been to 114 mph. Thats almost double! Can't imagine!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or was that a sub-par performance on the driver's part?

      His forward advancement in 1st and 2nd gears should have been a bit more linear. He holds off until maybe 4k rpm, then floors it, bangs into 2nd hard, eases through 2nd....I don't know, just seemed overly cautious then overly callous.

      His third run was just out of control. With that much power, at that speed, (around 70mph when spinning through 2nd gear, as shown in this video: http://www.heffnersperformance.com/videos/2006/ttgtfullvideo.wmv), he should have pulled off the gas or given some clutch, either way, not keep it floored. Even worse, he compounds the problem by what sounds like a hard shift into 3rd.

      On top of that, he had a few awkward shifts. It just seems like someone with a little more experience could have done a much better job.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You expect a 650hp awd car to go faster than a 1000hp mr car? That's laughable. You must be 15.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well if the axle/gear ratios were completely redone [and magically the drivetrain/double clutch transmission wouldn't just grenade from the torque] in the Skyline. 10,15,20,25,30,35.

        There was no point even trying 1st gear in the GT, and the combination of gearing/drag/power make 6th gear redundant. Starting in 2nd gear should be quicker/faster.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That was pretty awesome. The third run made me cringe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh man that was awesome. And so is the Heffner GT.

      However, and I didn't want to mention this, but I hope those foolish commenters who inevitably come in here and say things like "omg buggati u r pwned lolz!!11one" won't do so this time.

      The third run is evidence of why such a thing cannot be said.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A Toyota Supra did 228 mph at the same event.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Sure other cars have done it, or done a few seconds better. The difference is that the Ford GT looks awesome...and its the only car styled and designed based on a car that beat Ferrari at LeMans.
      So what if a Corvette or even a Supra did a few seconds better ?
      Which car looks hotter ? The GT or the Supra...the Corvette or the GT? Anybody can own a car that looks like those...
        • 7 Years Ago
        The other amazing part is that the GT probably just had the turbos added to replace the supercharger, a bigger inlet, and a dyno tune (of course the upper intake and exhaust manifolds need to be changed to accomodate the turbos but probably didn't flow any better). Those other cars most likely needed much more modification.

        There's a TT-GT that made over 1,000 hp with the setup listed above and they weren't even done tuning it yet. They expected about 1,200-1,500 hp when they were done.

        As for Aaron B Brown, the guy's an idiot, he's on every GT-R forum masturbating about his beloved Grand Turismo video game car (the only GT-R he'll ever drive) while typing away on the computer in his Mom's basement. He's so obviously biased towards Japanese cars that he makes me laugh. He'll believe every bit of hype Nissan feeds him without question.
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